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Lizzie McGuire is 30. Apparently That’s a Problem for Disney+.

How Disney+ killed our Lizzie McGuire dreams. Read more »

Rescue Rom-Com: Sex Workers Reflect on the Fantasy of “Pretty Woman”

Pretty Woman is to real-life sex work what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are to actual ninjas. Read more »

Bad (White) Moms Dominate Christmas Movies

Perhaps we’re not far enough removed from the bigoted assumptions that moms who don’t fit the mold aren’t parenting correctly. Read more »

That “Gay Cowboy Movie”: Queer People Reflect on 15 Years of “Brokeback Mountain”

Six queer creatives reflect on “Brokeback Mountain’s” enduring, complex legacy and its indisputable impact on queer media and American audiences. Read more »

Whiteness Reigns: Our Cultural Obsession with Cleopatra

Gal Gadot isn’t the first white woman to be cast as Cleopatra. Read more »

Jane from “Happiest Season” is Autistic-Coded—And She Thrives

Whether coded or canon, Jane makes autistic viewers feel seen. Read more »

Enduring Legacy: Playwright Josefina Lopez Reflects on “Real Women Have Curves”

Both the play and the film had a massive impact. Read more »

Did Our New Slate of Queer Holiday Films Deliver?

This roundtable comes in honor of 2020 very much being the year of the queer holiday film. Read more »

No Question, “Seduced” Is the Superior NXIVM Cult Docuseries

Seduced hands the reins to survivors of Keith Raniere’s abuse. Read more »

Ceaseless Caricature: “Hillbilly Elegy” is a Spectacular Failure

Despite critical acclaim, the book exasperated those of us who are of this place. Read more »

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"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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

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 »