On November 28, adult film star Stoya took to Twitter to publicly accuse fellow adult film star and her ex-boyfriend James Deen of rape. Here are Stoya's tweets: That thing where you log in to the internet for a second and see people idolizing the guy who raped you as a feminist. That thing sucks. — Stoya (@stoya) November 28, 2015 James Deen held me down and fucked me while I said no, stop, used my safeword. I just can't nod and smile when people bring him up anymore. Read More
When Universal Music approached documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia about making a movie about Amy Winehouse, the singer had been dead for only a year. “My first instinct was that it was actually too early, but I thought there was a story there because something didn’t quite make sense about what happened,” Kapadia told BUST on the phone. “The fact that this happened in London, where I live, in North London, where I live, it didn’t make sense that someone in this day and age could live that life and die that way. Read More
  Veteran actress Holland Taylor recently opened up about falling in love with a woman in an interview with the podcast “Death, Sex & Money.” Holland, 72, has been acting for almost 50 years. You might know her for her recurring roles on The L Word, Two And A Half Men, The Practice or Bosom Buddies or the movies Legally Blonde and The Truman Show. This is Holland’s first serious relationship and the first she has spoken about publicly, but she insists that the interview shouldn’t be seen as coming out. Read More
Girls aren’t playing as much as they used to with the takeover of smartphones and technology. That’s why the nonprofit organization Play Like A Girl is stepping in. Play Like A Girl recognizes that playing is an important part of girlhood. Shooting hoops, taking a ballet class, or playing hopscotch allows girls to stay happy and healthy. Since 2004, Play Like A Girl has helped inspire girls in the U.S. and Canada play more by involving them in games and sports. Read More
Prepare the box of tissues and whatever sweet or salty guilt-snack you’ll need to binge on, because next Thursday, the holidays are coming three weeks early. Dolly Parton’s made-for-TV movie airs on December 10th on NBC and we’ll be in our onesies, on the couch, grabbing for our mothers.  The movie, about Parton’s difficult childhood in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, began production in August. Read More
There’s a lot to love about The Hunger Games’ Katniss Everdeen: her bravery, her determination to protect her little sister, her ingenuity...as Johanna Mason calls it, her "tacky romantic drama and defender-of-the-helpless act”....and her badass archery skills. Katniss joins a long line of female archers in film, from Brave’s Merida to King Arthur’s Guinevere to Mulan. Here are 10 heroines who know their way around a bow and arrow. Read More
Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Tavi Gevinson, Serena Williams and Ava DuVernay are just a few of the amazing, inspiring, successful women who appear in the 2016 Pirelli Calendar. You may not know the name “Pirelli Calendar,” but you probably recognize some of the images it's produced. According to the Cut, the calendar began in 1962 as a promotional calendar for the Italian tire company Pirelli, luring in partnerships with car dealers with its images of sexy girls posing on cars. Read More
Thanks to the Internet, the ubiquitous big hair of the 1960's will never be forgotten. Death-defying back-combing, ozone-depleting hairspray, “helmet head” does not quite do these hairstyles justice. We found ten of the greatest (and most bizarre) just for you on this glorious Monday.                 And this last one: Just to end on a high note. High. Scraping the ceiling, high. Read More
In the ever-hostile and batshit crazy dick-measuring contest that is the Republican presidential primary election, factually inaccurate and aggressive rhetoric is par for the course. Hostile rhetoric is one thing, but hostile action is another thing entirely. And last Saturday, a – you guessed it! – white man opened fire at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, CO. A police officer and two citizens were killed, and nine others were injured in the hours-long standoff with the gunman and local police. Read More
Next in the line of white men who feel victimized by students who express feeling victimized, Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Dr. Everett Piper wrote an angry blog post on the university’s website, wagging his finger at all those pesky students who have become “self-absorbed and narcissistic.”  It’s hard to add this veritable grandpa-scolding to the current necessary debate on “the coddling of the American mind” (wherein two white men tell us that we’re all overreacting), given that the blog post itself -- titled "This Is Not A Day Care. Read More