Our weekly roundup of women-centered pop culture is here! Scroll down to read about the movies, albums, TV shows, books and podcasts created by or starring women that we’re most excited about for the upcoming week. As a reminder, we haven’t seen, read, or listened to all of these ourselves, so if they're bad, don't blame us! But if we have reviewed them, we’ll include a link to the review, or refer to it if it’s in print. Enjoy!
Lake Bell, who directed the great In A World... returns for her second film as a director. This one is an ensemble comedy following three sets of couples, played by Bell and Ed Helms; Mary Steenburgen and Paul Reiser; and Amber Heard and Wyatt Cenac. Out September 1.
Peter Bratt directs this documentary about the life of labor leader and civil rights advocate Dolores Huerta. Out September 1; see BUST’s August/September issue for review.
Sarah Paulson, Cheyenne Jackson, and all your other AHS faves return in the latest installment of Ryan Murphy’s horror series, this one focusing on the theme of “cults” - we don’t know much, but we know it includes creepy clowns, the 2016 election, and Valerie Solanas (played by Lena Dunham). Out September 5.
The first scripted series to premiere on Facebook’s new Watch platform stars Ze Chao, Meredith Hanger, Jemima Kirke and Shiri Appleby and is created, written, and directed by Mia Lidofsky. Out September 4.
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart show a more mature side on their fourth full-length release; out September 1. See review here.
“Bad At Love” by Halsey
Halsey’s catchy single “Bad Love” looks like a heist movie we’d definitely watch in this music video. See our album review here. Out now.
Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward (Salvage the Bones)’s latest release is being described as a “searing and profound Southern odyssey.” Out September 5.
Findakly explores her relationship with her homeland in this nuanced graphic novel, illustrated by Lewis Trondheim. Out September 5.
We Were Witches by Ariel Gore
Ariel Gore’s novel reads like a lyrical memoir; Gore guides a fictionalized version of herself “through the minefields of single, young, feminist motherhood.” See BUST’s August/September issue for review.
Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. In this Friday's episode, Callie and Emily are joined by the hosts of the great pop culture podcast "There Will Be Drinking," Caitlyn Moldenhauer & Meredith Nein to discuss the new film Ingrid Goes West, a pitch black comedy about the perils of Instagram starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen. Subscribe here, and don't forget to rate and review!
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