Cover Story: How Hollywood closeted queerness for capital

Hollywood’s “Golden Age” was not golden for LGBTQ actors.

This is Our Year: Bitch Media’s Pop Culture Predictions for 2018

Our picks and predictions for 2018. Read more »

200 Cigarettes is the Best New Year’s Eve Movie You’ve Missed

Five reasons it’s worth watching now. Read more »

We Need More than Just Crumbs: In search of Africa's Afrofuturist narratives

By honoring Black life in all imaginings of our futures, these films present us with a blueprint for worlds in which where Blackness is honored, period. Read more »

“Coco” Proves Cultural Appreciation is Possible

I set out to the theater on Thanksgiving Day expecting to hate Disney-Pixar’s Coco. I was delightfully surprised. Read more »

Black Queerness is Peak Blackness: Mykki Blanco’s Journey Out of This World

In this documentary, Black queer artists find a home in each other, in resistance, and in their creative work—a collective battle against queer erasure and censorship. Read more »

Wonder Woman and the Double Binds of the First Female President

In an early storyline from the ’40s, Wonder Woman becomes president in the year 3000. We can’t wait that long. Read more »

Digging into Horror's "Final Girl" Trope

A teen girl waits inside a creepy, empty house with a knife. She knows the killer is outside and she knows he’s coming to kill her next. Read more »

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 »

Fear of a Black Future: How Hollywood Co-Opts the Revolution

The presence of revolutionary militant Black people in the Matrix franchise was fundamental for me at a time when I had few opportunities to see my reflection in popular culture. Read more »

Backtalk: Weinstein, #MeToo, Everything is Terrible

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk-yell about all of the sexual harassment and assault allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, and its impact on the industry and beyond. Following breaking stories from the New York Times and the New Yorker, more than 40 women... 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 »

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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »