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Narrowing the Chart: The Most Essential Episodes of “The L Word”

For those who are new to The L Word universe, here are the most essential episodes to watch to prep for Generation Q. Read more »

“The L Word: Generation Q” Isn’t an Apology—It’s an Entirely Refreshed World

“The idea that normalization is radical is something that we talk a lot about the writers room.” Read more »

For “Great British Baking Show” Contestants, The Real Loss is the Endless Trolling

It’s not just about harassing women online—it’s about re-establishing gendered power dynamics and punishing those who flirt with the domestic on public-facing platforms. Read more »

In 2019, “Charlie’s Angels” Isn’t Just about Girl Power—It’s a Critique of Male Leadership

In 2019, Charlie’s Angels is less about impossibly perfect women saving the world. Read more »

Dead Wrong: AMC’s “The Preppy Murder” Revisits a Shameful Perversion of Justice

Women’s lives, their senses of self, their career options, and their public images remain collateral when it comes time to uphold those same things for the men who harmed them.  Read more »

Fighting to Thrive: Reflecting on “Boys Don’t Cry” 20 Years Later

Representation matters, but so do the stories that the media—film and television—chooses to tell about trans lives. Read more »

The Final (Male) Frontier: “Lucy in the Sky” and “Proxima” Bring Women Astronauts down to Earth

The final frontier continues to be a male-dominated arena, fertile ground for storytelling that taps into masculine psychologies in symbolically grandiose fashion. Read more »

Bending Reality: “Undone” Is a Testament to Hollywood’s Cripping up Problem

Disabled stories need disabled writers, consultants, directors and producers, too. Read more »

5 Underrated Messy Bisexual Characters Blessing Our Televisions

Most importantly, none of these characters are “perfect.” Read more »

The “Steven Universe” Movie Reminds Us That Change is the Only Path to Growth

There are few cartoons—few series as a whole—as impactful as Steven Universe. Read more »

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Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. 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 »

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 »

"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 »