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BitchWatch: 9 Comedy Specials to Help You Feel Less Alone This Holiday Season

Because we all deserve a laugh right about now.

“Happiest Season” Shows Queers Joy Is Sometimes Elusive

Happiest Season has big shoes to fill though there is really no other movie like it. Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Holiday Movies Feminists Should Watch this Winter

Happy watching and happy holidays. Read more »

Meaningless Mashup: “Holidate” Proves Netflix Hasn’t Nailed the Holiday Rom-Com

“Holidate” is a Hallmark-inspired movie for straight people who think saying words like “tits” makes them edgy.  Read more »

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 »

Disney’s “Mulan” Remake Doesn’t Challenge the Patriarchy. It Reinforces It

In the apocalyptic hellscape that is today’s political climate, we deserved a Mulan with humanity. Read more »

Begone with the Wind: How Hollywood Rewrites Slavery

If these cinematic perceptions of slavery are committed to memory, then we might accept the plantation as a mere backdrop to terror rather than the very site of it. Read more »

“An American Pickle” Finds Humor in Uniquely Jewish Hardship

Seth Rogen embodies both his own Jewish present and a collective and just-out-of-reach Jewish past.  Read more »

Third Party Clarity: Therapy Is a Luxury for Pop Culture’s Troubled Mother-Daughter Pairs

In film and television, few relationships are as fraught as the one between a mother and a daughter. Read more »

Trauma-Centered Art Should Be the Future of #MeToo

The film is an offering to those who have been affected by gendered violence. Read more »

“Palm Springs” Taps into the Idea That Time Loops Fix Women

The pursuit of betterment means losing a part of themselves along the way. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »