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Bring the Noise: “We Are Lady Parts” Chooses Joy Over Judgement

No trauma porn, no white saviors. Read more »

Godmothers of Invention: The Enduring Power of the Cinderella Story

There is no tale of Cinderella without her Fairy Godmother. Read more »

With New Reboots, TV Tries to Fashion a Contemporary Queer Elite

I couldn’t help but wonder: Was the rise of the queer elite a sign of progress, or propaganda? Read more »

“Catfish” Still Has Lessons To Teach Us

There’s no better time than quarantine to really understand why people end up talking to people for long periods of time without meeting in person. Read more »

Dressed for Comfort: The Series Finale of “The Bold Type” Is Fashionably Emotional

The series finale of The Bold Type is a call back to the five seasons Kat, Jane, and Sutton shared on Freeform. Read more »

Is Hollywood Ready for the Realness of “Zola?”

You can’t tell stories about Black women without Black women creators. Read more »

Cerulean Blues: “The Devil Wears Prada” Fashions a Cautionary Tale

Most media outlets still favor the image of equality over doing the real work that true equality would require. Read more »

Inner Demons: “Physical” Presents a Darker Underdog Story

The show depicts an unfulfilled housewife’s inner demons with brutal clarity, making for a compelling but difficult watch. Read more »

Super Fly: “Tuca & Bertie’s” New Season Is an Incisive Look at Friendship

After a year in limbo, the bird besties are back. Read more »

Buzz Off: Of Course, “The Bachelorette” Found a Way to Objectify Sex Positivity

This show can’t run from its long history of peddling purity myths. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »