“Underground” Highlights the Complexities of Life Under Slavery

In “Underground,” we found the love, hope, and determination of enslaved people that most of us weren’t exposed to in history class. Read more »

Digging into Horror's "Final Girl" Trope

A teen girl waits inside a creepy, empty house with a knife. She knows the killer is outside and she knows he’s coming to kill her next. Read more »

This World Looks Familiar: Steven Universe's Anticolonial Critique

Breaking down Steven Universe’s power dynamics, like interrogating the worlds of the Hunger Games or Harry Potter, offers a pop-culture framework for all... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: The Witch Hunt is Coming For You, Woody Allen

Allen’s films have paraded his perversities in front of an international audience for decades. Read more »

Popaganda: Fear

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself? Give me a break. What about being afraid of murder? Indefinite detention? Stand-up comedy? On this episode, we explore some of the many things that make us afraid. The show begins with a story from filmmaker Assia Boundaoui, who grew up in a mostly... Read more »

Carrying the Future: There’s No Birth Control In Future Dystopias

What Happened To Monday is the latest example of this tired trope. Read more »

“Black Girl” Unmasks the Phantoms of Colonialism

Black Girl resonates deeply with our own contemporary moment, mirroring U.S. treatment of groups marked as “alien” or “illegal.” Read more »

20 Terrific Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

To put together the ultimate horror movie recommendations, we asked the Bitch community for your favorite horror films. You did not disappoint. Read more »

Fear of a Black Future: How Hollywood Co-Opts the Revolution

The presence of revolutionary militant Black people in the Matrix franchise was fundamental for me at a time when I had few opportunities to see my reflection in popular culture. Read more »

Backtalk: Weinstein, #MeToo, Everything is Terrible

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk-yell about all of the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, and its impact on the industry and beyond. Following breaking stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker, more than 40 women... Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »