BY Fatimah Hameed
on Sep 25, 2013
Trigger warning: contains link to graphic video on sexual assault.
A new parody video has been making the rounds on the global interwebs this past week: "It's Your Fault" is an extremely sarcastic response to the culture of victim-blaming and patriarchy that colors people's reactions to sexual assault.
Starring Bollywood actor Kalki Koechlin and television personality Juhi Pandey, "It's Your Fault" is an uncomfortable comedy video that isn't funny at all--perhaps because of the truth it tells about perceptions of rape. Read More
Kathy Griffin is far from subtle; seriously, you don’t want to get on her bad side. The saucy comedian will skewer anyone who crosses her with her quick wit and biting tongue. Turns out, she won’t only stick up for herself. Womankind, Kathy Griffin has our backs.
And who has crossed some awesome lady celebs this week? No surprise: Perez Hilton. We all know about that time he totally violated Ke$ha’s privacy by posting intimate pictures of the singer for the whole world to see. Read More
Like many others, we were shocked and appalled by Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines.” As the song’s title suggests, the song contains concerning lyrics that blur the very clear divide between consensual sex and abuse: New York Magazine's Ann Friedman explains that “phrases like ‘good girl’ and ‘I know you want it’ uttered in rapid succession [sound rapey]. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 16, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter wrote yesterday that the 30 Rock creator and comedic HBIC has gotten back together with 30 Rock teamsters Matt Hubbard and Robert Carlock for a new comedy that has put networks in a bidding frenzy.
Sounds like music to your ears? Keep reading:
The as yet untitled comedy would take place at a women’s college that has just recently started accepting men. Prediction: hilarity ensues. Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Aug 09, 2013
Okay, so Drunk History on Comedy Central is probably my new favorite show. I can’t watch even one segment without laughing to tears. It began as a Funny or Die series, which was created by Jeremy Konner and Derek Waters. What makes Drunk History so funny is the fact that they enlist actors to re-tell historical events, while being incredibly intoxicated. This show is majorly awesome!
Part of the hilarity is that the actors aren’t exactly accurate about the stories they’re telling. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jul 22, 2013
So blogging about the current state of things can get one pretty down. There aren't a lot of laughs when you're researching rape statistics. So, needless to say, I needed a little laugh. Being a huge comedy nerd, who frequents Maude Night at the UCB more than a sane person ought to, I checked out a new (ish) video from UCB-er Sasheer Zamata. This. Is. One. Funny. Lady. Read More
BY Daisy Becerra
on Jul 17, 2013
We’re counting down the days until BUST's 20th Anniversary Extravaganza (8! Just 8!) and we know the wait is killing you. Taking a peak at our heaping list of performers and guests. I personally cannot wait to see this comedic duo.
Last year, we gave you the scoop on the hilarious web series Broad City, created by New York comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer. Now, after sealing a deal with Comedy Central alongside executive producer Amy Poehler (AHHH!), the ladies are gearing up to premiere their hilariously awkward hit series on television next year. Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Jul 12, 2013
Amanda Seyfried rose to prominence as the girl who was blessed with ESPN boobs in Tina Fey’s brilliant Mean Girls.
She was just shy of 20 when the movie blew up, and now, almost a decade later, her career has all but followed the same progression.
Between her turn as flaxen-haired, honey-voiced Cosette in the critically acclaimed Les Miserables, and her upcoming role as porn star Linda Lovelace – Ms. Deep Throat herself, Seyfried is unquestionably killing it. Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell
on Jul 11, 2013
Margaret Cho is the queen of our hearts. Seriously, this past BUSTie can do no wrong. In addition to her comedy touring, filming Drop Dead Diva, and making appearances on everything from xoJane to The View, Margaret has taken on a new and original web-series.
Cho is partnering up with two other fantastic ladies, who I totally fantasize about inviting over to play Cards Against Humanity and get day drunk with me: Selene Luna and Yvette Saunders.
In Transition will shock you, thrill you, and make you laugh out loud. Read More
on Jun 28, 2013
Recently, there’s been an all-out Twitter war between two of our favorite feminist women: Jezebel writer and comedian Lindy West, and BUST columnist and comedian Roseanne Barr.
The debate focuses on the subject of rape jokes—when it’s appropriate to tell them, and what the appropriate response to them should be. Read More