The Year in Black Girl Magic

Everything is terrible, but Black women stepped up to keep the ship from capsizing by creating art, speaking out politically, and generally being excellent. Read more »

Does the "Collateral Beauty" of Fatherhood Come at the Expense of Mothers?

Complex representations of fatherhood shouldn’t require the erasure of moms. Read more »

"Toni Erdmann" is the Fastest and Funniest Three Hour German Film You'll Ever See

Though the film feels deeply personal, it doesn’t avoid engaging with societal issues like workplace sexism and the effects of globalization. Read more »

20 Great Films from 1996-2016: Celebrating 20 Years of Feminist Media

Here you'll find revenge-seeking girl gangs, bank robbers who are out for social justice, menstruating teenage werewolves, and candy-coated queer satire alongside documentaries about iconic artists and activists. 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 »

Oscar Contender "Jackie" is Good, but Not Good Enough

In this day and age, talking about people of color without giving them screen time is not good enough. Audiences and actors deserve more. Read more »

Loving v. White Anxiety: "Loving" Tells the Story of the Couple Who Challenged Racist Marriage Laws

The new movie is a powerful portrayal of Loving v. Virginia, the landmark case that struck down laws banning interracial marriage. Read more »

Revenge Against Rapists: Friends Seek Vigilante Vengeance in MTV Show "Sweet/Vicious"

College students take matters into their own brass-knuckled hands after the college ignores sexual assaults.  Read more »

Bwitch, Please: An Interview with Johanna Middleton and Martine Moore

Billed as a “witches brew of comedy, camp, and commentary,” the five-episode web series Bwitches, cocreated by best friends/roommates Johanna Middleton and Martine Moore, tackles... Read more »

When the Past is Present: Documentary "After Fire" is a Nuanced Portrait of Women Veterans

After Fire is a sensitive and nuanced portrait of women’s pain: It does not define its subjects by their pain, but neither does it deny their pain or require them to qualify, perform, or justify that pain. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure, and her presence in both history and contemporary pop culture holds a wealth of perception and stereotype in its clammy hands. 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 Growth... Read more »

Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

The new cover for The Bloody Chamber and Kelly Link, who wrote the introduction for the latest edition. A reluctant vampire queen... 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 lot... Read more »