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Backtalk: What About “Us”?

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, “Us.” Lots of spoilers while they talk about how the film fits into genre canons, symbolism, and what can it all mean? And in Amy vs. Dahlia, an argument about the worst of adulting. There are so many terrible things to... Read more »

The Racial Politics of Disney Animals

Scholar and activist Walidah Imarisha talks about the messages of films like The Jungle Book. Read more »

BitchWatch: 13 SXSW Films Directed by Women

These 13 movies directed by women are bold, provocative, and give a peek into the future of film and women’s stories onscreen. Read more »

This is Us: In Jordan Peele’s New Film, the Tormentors Look All Too Familiar

Us is a film about the ways we can be complicit in the suffering of others without even knowing it. Read more »

Higher, Further, Faster: “Captain Marvel” Aims for the Stars

Carol Danvers is a badass. This is a fact, not an opinion. Read more »

Big as Life: “Shrill” Upends Pop Culture’s Fat Narrative

Aidy Bryant brings humor and positivity to a role that could have easily fallen into stereotype with a lesser actress. Read more »

Reality Check: What Gets Left on “Queer Eye’s” Cutting-Room Floor?

Narratives outside of those constructed and aired by Netflix suggest much more meaningful interactions took place during filming. Read more »

10 Women’s Sports Stories That Would Make Great Films

ESPN series 30 for 30 is excellent—but covers almost only dudes. Here are some female athletes they should feature. Read more »

5 Documentaries to Watch for Women’s History Month (Or Any Month)

Netflix and learn, y’all.  Read more »

How “The Sopranos” Changed Therapy On TV

The Sopranos’ willingness to suggest the necessity of therapy in men’s lives reverberated in popular culture. 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 »

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 »

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

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