TV

Sinister Niceness: On “You,” Killers Don’t Change their Spots

If Season 2 is any indication, we have no choice but to overlook the obvious in favor of granting white men an inherent innocence; it’s a default. Read more »

The Most Impactful Pop Culture Phenomenons of the 2010s

As we speedily approach 2020, we reflect on some of the most memorable moments in pop culture of the last decade. Read more »

In Bad Faith: Hallmark’s Jewish Stereotypes Meet America’s Rising Antisemitism

Hanukkah, as it exists to Hallmark, is just Christmas’s quirky ethnic sidekick.  Read more »

The Best Queer TV Episodes of 2019

We’re hoping for more queer television in 2020. Read more »

MILF of Human Kindness: “Mrs. Fletcher’s” Muddled Messages about Older Women and Sexual Freedom

On paper, Mrs. Fletcher is a slam dunk. In execution, not so much. Read more »

Yay, Us?: In the World of “mixed-ish,” Colorblindness Is the Same as Anti-Racism

There’s still a dearth of pop culture with multiracial characters who contend with what that multiraciality means socially and politically. Read more »

Narrowing the Chart: The Most Essential Episodes of “The L Word”

For those who are new to The L Word universe, here are the most essential episodes to watch to prep for Generation Q. Read more »

“The L Word: Generation Q” Isn’t an Apology—It’s an Entirely Refreshed World

“The idea that normalization is radical is something that we talk a lot about the writers room.” Read more »

For “Great British Baking Show” Contestants, The Real Loss is the Endless Trolling

It’s not just about harassing women online—it’s about re-establishing gendered power dynamics and punishing those who flirt with the domestic on public-facing platforms. Read more »

Dead Wrong: AMC’s “The Preppy Murder” Revisits a Shameful Perversion of Justice

Women’s lives, their senses of self, their career options, and their public images remain collateral when it comes time to uphold those same things for the men who harmed them.  Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    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 »