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A Wrinkle in White Supremacy: Even Time Travel Can’t Stop Police Brutality

Time lines merge into an inescapable eternity; there’s no reprieve from injustice.

“The Half of It” Isn’t Joking When It Says It Isn’t a Love Story

“The Half of It” seems to be more about the halfway happiness Ellie’s given. Read more »

Ms. Jackson If You’re Scary: “Shirley” Is a Biopic in the Form of a Domestic Ghost Story

The film explores what happens when Shirley Jackson meets a younger reflection of herself. Read more »

“Promising Young Woman” Aims to Redeem the Rape-Revenge Tale. Does It?

In recent decades, audiences have become desensitized to rape stories. Read more »

Stories Unmasked: The Two-Pronged Genius of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s” Abortion Scene

Céline Sciamma’s work applies warmth and connection to an act made to seem harsh and cold. Read more »

11 TV Shows Feminists Should Watch While Social Distancing

Since it’s difficult to keep up with the sheer amount of television in ordinary times, hopefully these days of quarantine offers a chance to play catch-up. Read more »

Concealed Pain: Why Are There so Many Lesbians Cops Onscreen?

Queer representation shouldn’t overlook, ignore, or become complicit in the painful history between queer people and cops. Read more »

Badass Broad with a PhD: In “Birds of Prey,” Harley Quinn Is Free of Joker and Sexist Branding

 Birds of Prey sets the bar for nuanced depictions of female comic-book characters on the big screen. Read more »

Presenting Our Alternative Oscars List Because the Academy Is Still White as Fuck

Cinema means so much to so many different people, and we hope this list is reflective of that. Read more »

Returning Our Heads: Inside the Fight to Dismantle the (White) Gods of Hollywood

White men have created 95 percent of the cinematic images we’ve ever seen in American mainstream films. Read more »

#ByeOscars: We Are Not Covering the 2020 Academy Awards. Here’s Why.

Bitch is boycotting the Oscars. Read more »

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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 »

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 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 »