Not Your Final Girl: In “Halloween,” Laurie Strode Is a Survivor

In 2018, the former “scream queen” is armed with resolve and pain, and her only scream in the film comes from a place of anger and grief—not fear.

Backtalk: Let’s Take Refuge in Horror

This week, Dahlia and Amy get creepy and ghouly about screen horror (as opposed to the horror of our everyday lives). In this Halloweeny episode, we dig into the role of horror film and TV and how it helps us cope with our lived realities. We’ve also got a Petty Political Pminute starring our... Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Georgia Suppresses Black Voters

At least 53,000 voter registration applications, the large majority of them from Black voters, are being held for additional screening. Read more »

Eclipsing Fame: “A Star is Born” Treats Pop Music as a Telltale Sign of Selling Out

What Jackson comes to describe as Ally’s artistic insincerity is very nakedly the nascent bloom of his own jealousy. Read more »

Time Bombs: “Her Smell” and “Vox Lux” Let Viewers Fill in the Blanks

The use of time jumps might advance a narrative—but it’s also a way to bypass organic character development. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The First Asian Woman to Host SNL in 20 Years

The Asian-American actress and rapper is only the second Asian woman to host SNL…like ever. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Retroactive Representation of Fantastic Beasts

Who knew that Nagini was actually a Korean woman this whole time? Read more »

You’ve Heard This One Before: The Zero-Sum Legacy of “A Star Is Born”

You can think of this story as a life-force transference, or, if you’re cynical, a law of nature. Read more »

To All the Double Standards We’ve Seen Before

It’s acceptable for Asian men’s stories to exclude Asian women, but the opposite is intolerable. Read more »

BitchWatch: 11 Bitch-Approved Films You Should Watch This Fall

Fall’s film slate features thrilling tales of mystery, murder, rivalry, and revenge. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: We the Animals

We can’t wait to see it. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »