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BitchWatch: 11 Movies Feminists Should Watch this Summer

If you’re looking for a comedy about women taking over the Irish mob, a spooky follow up to “Hereditary,” or a documentary exploring the racist horrors of the criminal justice system, we’ve got you covered.

Popaganda: Fear

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself? Give me a break. What about being afraid of murder? Indefinite detention? Stand-up comedy? On this episode, we explore some of the many things that make us afraid. The show begins with a story from filmmaker Assia Boundaoui, who grew up in a mostly... Read more »

False Alarm: The Tale of JT Leroy Is a Hoax with Layers

Like its subject, JT LeRoy is about so much more than it seems. Read more »

A Darker Shade of Blue: Depictions of Postpartum Depression Onscreen Paint a Dire Picture for Moms Watching at Home

One in seven mothers experiences postpartum depression, but most never seek help. Read more »

What’s Our Damage?: Revisiting the Legacy of the Teenage Alpha Bitch

These characters understood that being a teenage girl was synonymous with hypervigilant performance. Read more »

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 »

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

Netflix and learn, y’all.  Read more »

Controlling Interest: “The Favourite’s” Sympathetic Take on Power and Pain

The queen’s outbursts reflect a larger fear of losing control over her body and her kingdom. Read more »

Why Is Hollywood Still Shortchanging Women Directors?

Only 8 percent of the top 100 films were directed by women. Read more »

Written Off: Why Aren’t Black Female Screenwriters Getting Their Due?

The exclusion of films written and directed by women, and particularly women of color, has long been an infuriating norm within the Academy.  Read more »

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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 »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... 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 »