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We’ve Entered Peak Dystopian Television, and Chris Harrison is Our King

Dystopian television is here, and it’s coming for our love lives—whether through song, or otherwise. Read more »

Never Have I Ever Watched a Better Comedy about Grief

Saying goodbye to those we love when they pass on is the hardest thing we’ll ever do; it is also the most necessary. Read more »

American Hustle: Phyllis Schlafly, “Mrs. America,” and the Selling of Antifeminism

The show reckons with the impossible bargains demanded of women on either side of the ERA. Read more »

“Tiger King” Is about Murder, Mayhem, and Misogyny

“Tiger King” lends a hand to Joe Exotic’s agenda to sour Caroline Baskin’s reputation and make her, in the eyes of the public, a maniacal man-killer.  Read more »

Ms. Jackson If You’re Scary: “Shirley” Is a Biopic in the Form of a Domestic Ghost Story

The film explores what happens when Shirley Jackson meets a younger reflection of herself. Read more »

“Little Fires Everywhere" Illuminates Racial Tension in Female Friendships

The series attempts to illuminate often unseen societal inequities. Read more »

“Promising Young Woman” Aims to Redeem the Rape-Revenge Tale. Does It?

In recent decades, audiences have become desensitized to rape stories. Read more »

Of Course We’re Attracted to Chaotic TV Shows Right Now

Though this seems to be a counterintuitive phenomenon, it appears we’re all turning to anxiety-inducing TV in these exceptionally anxiety-inducing times. Read more »

“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

There are no human rights without disability rights, and Camp Jened produced many of the feisty activists that took on this fight. Read more »

Sex Re-Education: Netflix Offers a New Spin on Teen Virginity

Though teen dramas claim to empower girls, toxic patterns prevent their characters from fulfilling their potential. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »