BY Claire Filipek
on Apr 21, 2014
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, embarrassing parents. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Apr 14, 2014
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 humor, and her unending confidence as she utilized mistakes of male colleagues to prove herself worthy of her position. Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman
on Feb 26, 2014
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 play fictional friends in the new HBO comedy series Doll & Em, which premiers March 19th. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Feb 17, 2014
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 political reasons. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Feb 10, 2014
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. Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman
on Dec 10, 2013
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.
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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. Beware, wig envy ensues.
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BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 22, 2013
The heavens are shining down on us, y'all! Fabulous lady Diablo Cody (writer of Juno and Young Adult), and the world's fairy godmother, Oprah, are teaming up for a new HBO comedy based on Dr. Julie Holland’s upcoming book, Moody Bitches. EVERYBODY GETS A CAR THEIR DREAM REALIZED!!
Moody Bitches, as The Hollywood Reporter explains, explores the “pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 16, 2013
Remember how there were never any black people on Girls? Remember how Lena Dunham was all “But I am white so I can’t understand what a black girl’s life would be like? Remember that lame-ass attempt to address the issue with the inclusion of Sandy (played by Donald Glover) as Dunham's love interest for a measly 1. Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Aug 27, 2013
Since August 11 of this year, two words burned themselves into our brains: Breaking Bad. The critically-acclaimed, award winning television series began to release its final episodes earlier this month, and it has yet to disappoint. If you’re familiar with Breaking Bad, then you might know about some of the fan reactions to show’s lead female character, Skyler White (played by actress Anna Gunn).
Anna Gunn recently wrote an Op-Ed for The New York Times titled “I Have a Character Issue. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 15, 2013
This HYSTERICAL CollegeHumor video addresses that “dumb double standard” in the TV industry that’s got so many ladies’ feathers ruffled. No, not the pay grade one … or the leading actress/actor ratio one… or the one where “30 Rock” isn’t on the air anymore. (Not quite a double standard but an issue I, as a woman, have.)
These female comedians have “a boner to pick” with HBO … for not giving us the D. Read More