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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 »

Better With Time: “Hacks” and “Girls5eva” Celebrate Women Aging in Public

What if women become more themselves as they age? Read more »

Must Every Murder Show Revolve Around a Dead Girl?

The victim is a black hole, an empty vessel, and a symbol of both innocence lost and the horrors of patriarchy. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »