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  In the Georgian drama film My Happy Family, Manana (Ia Shughliashvili), a middle-aged schoolteacher, decides to move out of the apartment she shares with her parents, her husband, her children, and nearly everyone reacts with varying degrees of scorn and shock. Manana’s own reticence to explain her sudden change of heart certainly compounds her family’s confusion; as she stoically gathers her things together and loads them in bags, she’s followed by an increasingly hysterical cacophony of curses and pleas. Why did Manana suddenly decide that what...
Four years ago, Robin Thede auditioned for Saturday Night Live, but didn’t get the job. Three months later, when cast member Kenan Thompson was asked why a black woman hadn’t been hired for the show in six years, he declared that all those who’d tried out were “never ready.” Clearly others did not agree, however, because in 2015, Thede became the first African-American woman to become head writer on a late-night talk show—The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. And now, she’s starring on her own...
BUST Magazine has been including a sex-positive erotic story in every issue of the magazine for the past 20 years. Why? Because we believe women deserve sexual pleasure, and should be encouraged to find out what turns them on, rather than always being told  what they need to do in order to turn other people on—the message most women are bombarded with from an early age.  Called "One-Handed Reads," these stories are meant to be enjoyed in the privacy of  your own boudoir, with perhaps a...
We’re trying a new feature here at BUST.com—a roundup of the day’s biggest feminist political and pop culture news. Here are our picks for February 14, also known as Valentine's Day.  Frederick Joseph raised over $40,000 on GoFundMe to take Harlem children to see Black Panther in theaters, and he’s encouraging other communities to do the same with the Black Panther Challenge. Over 400 campaigns have raised over $400,000 to support kids with donations from everyday superheroes from all 50 states and 40 countries. Frederick says,...
There’s a sex scene in Guillermo del Toro’s new Oscar-nominated film. You know the one. The one where our protagonist, a mute custodian played by Sally Hawkins, has sex with the fish man (Doug Jones) she rescued from a secret government facility. If this is your ultimate fantasy, we have some great news for you.  Many audience members left the movie theater confused, intrigued, and maybe a little bit excited about what fish man equipment actually looks like. Vulture describes the only hint we get in...