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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 »

What it Feels Like for a Girl: “Eighth Grade” Rewrites Tired Social-Media Stereotyping

The film is notable because it consciously avoids serving up a familiar media brew of technophobia and misogyny. Read more »

A Woman Scorned: The Cold Vengeance of Hindi Cinema

Female revenge in Hindi cinema is typically viewed as an illogical, estrogen-driven act executed through treachery and lies. Read more »

Searching for Detroit: “Sorry to Bother You’s” Female Lead Is More Symbol Than Person

Behind all the symbolism, we could have seen the person. Read more »

Inconvenient Women: “Disobedience” Tests Religion, Passion, and Choice

Disobedience is the kind of woman-at-a-crossroads film I love. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Hannah Gadsby Is the Future of Comedy

What if “funny” is the enemy of “honest”? Read more »

Sentimental Miseducation: Alice Bolin Deconstructs the Dead Girl Narrative

From Nicole Brown Simpson to JonBenét Ramsey, Twin Peaks to Pretty Little Liars, the Dead Girl trope has haunted American media and pop culture decade after decade. Read more »

BitchWatch: 20 Bitch Approved Movies You Should Watch This Summer

This summer is going to be a great one for movies. 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 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 »