Appetite for Destruction: "Werewolf" Tackles Addiction and Toxic Masculinity

In her debut full-length film, Ashley McKenzie crafts a quietly devastating story of addiction, recovery, and relapse that portrays its subjects with both compassion and blunt honesty. Read more »

Backtalk: Black Mirror & Standing Rock Arrests

Amy and Sarah talk about this week in feminist and pop culture. On the docket this week: The surreal brilliance of Black Mirror, a show that forces us to think about the way technology shapes our emotional lives. Then, we talk about the role race places in the treatment of the protesters... Read more »

Good Girls and Pink Typewriters: The Hits and Misses of "Good Girls Revolt"

Based on the real-life story of women who sued Newsweek for the right to become reporters, the new Amazon show "Good Girls Revolt" is unfortunately sluggishly written and awkward.  Read more »

Popaganda: How Do We Talk About Abortion?

In recent years, though, there’s been a big shift in the way we talk about abortion. People who’ve had abortions have been able to share their stories widely on social media. Though, of course, they’ve faced a lot of pushback and hatred, real people sharing their stories about abortion is helping... Read more »

New Film "The Handmaiden" Both Thrills and Feeds the Soul

Park Chan-wook's film adaptation of lesbian Dickensian novel "Fingersmith" is sensual, romantic, and full of twists.  Read more »

To Shell and Back: The Making of a Jewish Woman on "Transparent"

There is a reason why Jewish mothers are iconic figures in our cultural imaginations. Bold, bawdy, and badass, the Jewish mother archetype is rich with material for riffing on the human condition, examining the roots of our neurosis, and seeking joy in exaggerated depictions. Read more »

Unspoken Desire: Quiet New Film "Certain Women" Focuses on the Feelings That Go Unsaid

Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, and Lily Gladstone make up the spot-on cast of this subtle film from director Kelly Reichardt. Read more »

High School Hillary: A Satirical Lifetime Series Imagines Hillary Clinton Running for High School Class President

The Young Hillary Diaries takes actual election garbage conspiracies and controversies and transports them back in time to where they belong: in a high school hallway in 1964. Read more »

Backtalk: Trump's Terribleness and Feminist Horror Films

A true Halloween horror show! We discuss the horrors of Donald Trump and how traumatic it is for many women to read every day about news of his history of sexual assault and harassment. Then, we talk with resident horror film buff Dahlia Grossman-Heinze about recommendations from our readers for... Read more »

Missing the Anticipation: How the New Rocky Horror Lets Down Queer Fans

The original movie doesn’t seem to draw a line between queerness and sexual aggression, leaving a dark legacy for the series. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people... and you expect to be taken seriously when you're "critique-ing" video games? Fucking...

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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 »

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 »