200 Cigarettes is the Best New Year’s Eve Movie You’ve Missed

Five reasons it’s worth watching now. Read more »

We Need More than Just Crumbs: In search of Africa's Afrofuturist narratives

By honoring Black life in all imaginings of our futures, these films present us with a blueprint for worlds in which where Blackness is honored, period. Read more »

Bobby Hill for President: We Still Need “King of the Hill” 20 Years Later

Bobby Hill is a feminist token of resilience. Read more »

Backtalk: Silence Breakers & The Weinstein Effect

This week, Dahlia and Amy break down Time’s much-anticipated “Person of the Year” magazine cover and cover story, and the continued fallout from the Weinstein effect. We thank our respective dieties that Trump’s ego isn’t being fed for being on the Time cover,... Read more »

The Price of Ownership: “The Girlfriend Experience” Treats Sex Workers With Respect

The Girlfriend Experience audaciously centers sex workers. Read more »

Popaganda: Fembots

From Metropolis to Westworld, female robots have always played out complicated power dynamics onscreen. While the term “fembots” conjurs up the image of killer mechanical sex-kittens from Austin Powers, cinematic stories about female robots often deal with much... Read more »

Turning 20: “Titanic” and the Power of Women Choosing Their Own Destinies

The sinking ship sold the film, but Rose’s journey is its most indelible legacy. Read more »

Surviving Patriarchy: “Alias Grace” Navigates the Impact of Sexism

Margaret Atwood’s at it again. Read more »

President Ebenezer Scrooge: “A Christmas Carol” Offers a Valuable Lesson This Holiday Season

Donald Trump hasn’t grappled with the messages of any ghosts. Read more »

“Coco” Proves Cultural Appreciation is Possible

I set out to the theater on Thanksgiving Day expecting to hate Disney-Pixar’s Coco. I was delightfully surprised. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

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

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

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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