Amanda Knox is Not on Trial

Amanda Knox has been acquitted... twice! But a new film examines her case as if it's an open question. Read more »

A Seat at the Table: The Need for Better Race and Gender Diversity on Netflix's "Chef's Table"

It's crucial to see the race and gender dynamics at work behind high-end cuisine.  Read more »

Doctors, Witches, And Backalley Surgeons: A New Study Looks at How Abortion Providers Are Portrayed on TV

Researchers looked at 52 plotlines on shows like Grey's Anatomy, Call the Midwife, and True Blood. Read more »

In Fox's "Pitch" Gender Essentialism Stars Alongside Every Sports Cliché in the Book

The best thing about Pitch is the charismatic protagonist Ginny Baker, played wonderfully by Kylie Bunbury, who approaches the role with an emotional nuance and subtlety that balances the show’s heavy-handed script.  Read more »

In Its Third Season "Transparent" Strives for Intersectionality—With Mixed Results

Transparent remains excellent at what it does best: examining gender identity and Jewish identity from the perspective of an almost unbearably privileged and self-centered family unit. Read more »

How Will "Tampa" Change With Harmony Korine at the Helm?

The controversial book about a woman who's a ruthless sociopath is becoming a film. But it would have been interesting to see a female director get the job of adapting it for screen.  Read more »

Your Film isn't "Transgressive," It's Transphobic

Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney weaver star in a new film that's billed as "edgy" but is really just a bad idea. Read more »

Laughing at Death: How Maria Bamford’s “Lady Dynamite” Helped Me Deal With My Own Depression

The surreal show jokes about suicide and depression as a way to cope with their grim realities.  Read more »

It's Complicated: Disability, and Representation in "Margarita, with a Straw"

Much of my struggle with this film comes down to an issue that’s being widely discussed in the United States at the moment: Who should play disability? Read more »

An Office Training Video for White Fragility

A satirical video hits the nail on the head. 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 »

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 »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. 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 »