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Niki Caro would not consider herself a “crusading feminist filmmaker” but her films often feature female protagonists.Caro is a New Zealand-born writer and director. She was born in Wellington, New Zealand and earned a BFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. Originally, she was interested in art, specifically, metal sculptures, but her interest switched to film. She received a postgraduate degree in film from the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.Her first directing experience was when she was hired...
  Karin Dreijer, half of the musical duo The Knife, released a solo project under the moniker Fever Ray in 2009. Finally, after 8 years, she has returned with a follow-up, Plunge, on Mute Records. It's as intense and innovative as its scathingly cool predecessor was. Dreijer has the ability to elevate electronica by creating sounds that are not necessarily recognizable as the usual programed synths, sequencers and drum machines. Her vocals have a gymnastic quality that leap and stretch to fit the song against drum rhythms...
Lupa J is a producer, singer-songwriter and violinist from Sydney, Australia who has cultivated a dedicated following for her sophisticated electronic music since she burst onto the scene at age 15 in 2014. In her short career so far, she has turned heads internationally and played support for some of the biggest names in the game, like Grimes and Tegan and Sara. Her latest track, "Moth," explores the way young women are drawn to damaging images of perfection in the media. "Moth" is a haunting song...
In the wise words of Mean Girls, “In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In Girl World, Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” Dressing like a “slutty mouse” can be fun and all, but there are so many more options this year with break-out television series and jaw dropping celeb drama! Everyone knows you’re a culture queen,...
  In the opening episode of Stranger Things 2, we learn there’s a new kid on the block in Hawkins, Indiana. Max is introduced as the girl who can beat the boys’ high score on an arcade game, and has moved to town with her violent stepbrother and absent parents. Sure, there are other characters whose development is a key part of making the second season of this hit show so enjoyable (shoutout to babysitter Steve), but the beauty of Max is that she is both...
NovitiateWritten and directed by Maggie BettsOut October 27It’s hard to imagine a film that more thoroughly passes the Bechdel Test than Novitiate, a period drama about nuns coming to terms with the changes Vatican II brought to the Catholic Church in the 1960s. 
The main character is 17-year-old Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), a girl who has always been drawn to the Church despite being raised by an atheist single mother (Julianne Nicholson). By the time she graduates high school, she is convinced she is in love...
  Clea DuVall, best known for her performances as secret service agent Marjorie on Veep and doctor Lara Cruz on Better Call Saul, as well as '90s faves like But I'm A Cheerleader and Girl, Interrupted, has been announced as a key member of The Handmaid's Tale cast in season two. DuVall will play Sylvia, Emily's (Alexis Bledel) wife and co-parent to their son, in Hulu's Emmy-winning drama. As fans already know, when the Gilead regime takes control of America, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) attempts to escape to Canada but faces even...
  When you think of Joan Didion, you probably don’t think “funny.” As her nephew Griffin Dunne, who directed the new documentary about her life, put it at a New York Film Festival screening, “There’s a perception of her as being the Mistress of Doom.” Though dry humor is present in some of her work, the Didion of The Center Will Not Hold is often laugh-out-loud funny; the aforementioned screening was filled with people cracking up. It’s a side of Didion that we get to see precisely...
  Stranger Things returns this Halloween week, but the rest of our pop culture picks are a little less spooky. With new documentaries about Joan Didion and Grace Jones, a new novel by Isabel Allende, and rock goddess Kembra Pfahler joining BUST editors on our podcast Poptarts, it's an exciting Week Of Women for sure.  As always, we haven't watched or read these all ourselves (publicists, get at me: erikawsmith@bust.com). When we have, we'll include a note and a link to our review. Enjoy! MOVIES Joan Didion: The Center Will...
Although issues of consent have always been at the forefront of the feminist community, and reports of widespread sexual assault are nothing new, sexual assault is suddenly becoming mainstream news as people and the media decide not to tolerate it. Victims of all ages and orientations are coming forward on social media to confess that they have been sexually assaulted. The #metoo movement has taken awareness to a new level as it becomes clear the generally accepted statistic of 1 in 5 women being assaulted...
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