The Ascension of Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao is one of the few Asian women directors getting her just due. Read more »

No Balm In Gilead: Stressing Out With Season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Things in Gilead are bleak as shit. Read more »

Sadistic Storytellers: Unpacking the Exploitative Violence of Rape-Revenge Films

Can we center victims rather than the physicality of their pain? Read more »

Douchebag Decree: “The Simpsons” Addressed “The Problem with Apu” In the Worst Way Possible

Is there a worse way to respond to thoughtful criticism? Read more »

Not As Free: “Grown-ish” Reveals the Dating Woes of Young Black Women

Dating struggles are often indicative of the racist politics of desirability. Read more »

White Feminist Heroes: “Jessica Jones” Continues Leaving People of Color Behind

Apparently, feminist storytelling doesn’t have space for race. Read more »

Predictable Subtext: “Scream 3” Foreshadowed Hollywood's #MeToo Moment

The critically-panned slasher film is a scathing indictment of how women are treated in Hollywood. Read more »

Computer Love: “Love, Simon” Reveals the Liberatory Power of the Internet for Queer Teens

LGBTQ teens will almost certainly recognize the Love, Simon’s universe. Read more »

We All Gotta Eat: “Atlanta” and the Illusive Boundaries of Fame

What happens when your face becomes currency that you can’t benefit from? Read more »

No Need for Superheroes: "A Wrinkle In Time" Shows Black Girls How To Save Themselves

Black children don’t have to be endowed with mutant powers to be inherently good. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

"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 »