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Shot to Pieces: “Pieces of a Woman” Is a New Take on a Well-Worn Trope

What does it mean to make an “authentic” film about tragedy? Read more »

BitchWatch: 11 Scary (and Not-So Scary) Films to Watch This Halloween

Feminist horror is often overlooked, but we’re here to highlight some of our favorites. Read more »

“Bad Hair” Makes a Tangled Mess of Black Women’s Woes

In his quest to create a fable about Black women’s hair, Justin Simien overlooks the actual function it plays in Black women’s lives. Read more »

Pausing the Panic Button: Can Religious Scholarship Teach Media Literacy?

Moral panics about sexually disturbing or explicit media are hardly new or uncommon. Read more »

Mind Interrupted: The Horrifying Manipulation of Black Women’s Psyches

The traumatic spectacles of these transformations often reveal so little about the interiority of the fictional Black women who experience them. Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Shows Feminists Should Watch This Fall

This list has it all, from scary shows to calming ones. Read more »

Trauma Loop: “Antebellum” Mishandles Its Message

The film is fixated on racism as an act of overt violence, but racism is so monstrous because it can appear so deceptively normal. Read more »

In “Emily in Paris,” Being Thin and White Is a Path to Success

Emily is yet another thin white woman who fails upward. Read more »

“Blacklight” Spins a New Tale about Strippers in New Orleans

Sex workers are very dynamic and have their own varied, colorful lives. Read more »

Colorblind Justice: “Unpregnant” Is Too White to Be Revolutionary

While Unpregnant succeeds in illustrating a larger thesis about the state-sanctioned roadblocks to abortion, it fails at developing its supporting characters. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »

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 »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »