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Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s three part “speculative fiction” series, MaddAddam, will be turned into an HBO series by director Darren Aronofsky. The series consists of three novels: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam. The trio follows various characters in a world where a flood has wiped out most of mankind and those remaining are left to survive in society run by corporate operatives rather than any state-sanctioned ... Read More
Part of being a human is accepting that your parents will die. When you are a woman and you have the typical strong bond with your mother, the idea of losing her can seem Earth-shattering. I know my mom is the most important woman in my life, and the idea of going just a few days without her strange texts seems crazy. But not all of us get to keep the things we cherish. When death strikes us we are almost always unprepared, and it leaves us feeling hopeless and ... Read More
HBO’s documentary on the life and accomplishments of Ann Richards is a wonderful tribute to the political maven. Through a series of interviews with Ann’s loved ones and colleagues—including her daughter Cecile Richards (who has been president of Planned Parenthood since 2006), former President Bill Clinton, Tom Brokaw, Nancy Pelosi, and members of her administration and campaign teams—producers Keith Patterson and Philip Schopper capture ... Read More
If there are two things I care about in this world, it’s a person’s consent to sex and Game of Thrones. Definitely in that order. That’s why I’m starting to get a little fed up with the unnecessary rape scenes thrown into Game of Thrones that were not included in the book. I’m definitely not the only one who feels this way. There has been an outcry amongst fans after last week’s episode “Breaker of Chains” included a ... Read More
Have you ever had someone walk in at the most awkward, hot-and-heavy moment of a TV show or movie you were watching? Better yet, have you ever watched an HBO original series in a public area of your house? Then you will be able to relate to HBO’s new ad series, which captures an array of familiarly uncomfortable moments in a campaign for the streaming site HBO Go. The premise: you should avoid watching HBO near your family, or in particular your loudmouth, ... Read More
HBO will be debuting an incendiary documentary on the life and achievements of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, who passed away in 2007 at the age of 73 from esophageal cancer. Richards, a Democrat in a state long held by conservative Republicans, rose from an impoverished childhood in Lakeview, Texas, and moved through Dallas and eventually to Austin, where she realized her political aspirations. Her career was colored by her impeccable wit and hard hitting ... Read More
Female friendships are these amazing, complicated, weird and wonderful things that heavily influence most of our lives and yet are so often misrepresented (if presented at all) in popular media. It's not always sleepovers and mimosas; friendships are challenging, and as we grow up and change, so do our relationships. An honest look at these relationships arrives in the new show Doll & Em. Real life friends Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells have teamed up to ... Read More
The episode begins with a cheeky shoutout to the world of Wes Anderson: a montage of Marnie preparing a spooky-yet-eleganza beachside manse for a girls-only weekend, complete with a banana-yellow title frame and chipper, and Tenenbaums-y strings in the background. It’s already clear that shit’s gonna get weird. Now settled in that strange place where quirk meets melancholy, the crew arrives. Jessa has decided to ride in the back of the bus “for ... Read More
  It’s been a wild couple of weeks, what with Hannah being a dick at a funeral, lots of disappointing professional news, Caroline’s inevitable (though, I can sense, impermanent) removal from the scene, and Marnie falling into Ray’s surprisingly willing arms. Since her grand book plans are officially kaput, Hannah gets a job writing advertorials for GQ. The new gig comes with a closet full of free snacks, which conveniently gives the Girls ... Read More
With news of Bette Midler playing Mae West in a new HBO biopic based on West's life, it got me thinking of all the other rad films that depict kick-ass ladies and the amazing lives they lead. Here's my list of the top 11 (technically 12) movies based on the lives of amazing women. Image Via Mubi What's Love Got To Do With It (1993) Before Angela Bassett was putting Voodoo curses on Kathy Bates, she sang and danced as the enigmatic singer Tina Turner in this. ... Read More
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