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Rowan Blanchard has made a name for herself as more than just the star of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. She has successfully stood out from others in young Hollywood by speaking intelligently and candidly about being a feminist. Recently, she made headlines after posting an impressively insightful essay on intersectional feminism that was well beyond her thirteen years. On Monday, Blanchard impressed us all over again in an interview with Elle Magazine. The interviewer asked Blanchard what, in her opinion, the worst thing to be asked on the red carpet is. Read More
I Am Cait has given us a look at the life of America's highest-profile transgender woman, but most trans women’s lives are very, very different. Enter Fuse’s new docu-series, Transcendent, premiering tonight at 11:30pm ET/PT. The series follows a group of transgender performers at the famous AsiaSF Cabaret & Restaurant in San Francisco. Transcendent was produced by World of Wonder Productions - the team behind BUST favorites like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Big Freedia: Queen Of Bounce - so you know it’s gonna be good. Read More
  The 1968 horror film Rosemary’s Baby is very much a classic — and for good reason. Its psychological take on the genre touches on real-life fears like claustrophobia, pregnancy-related body horror and gaslighting.   Whether you’re a Rosemary’s Baby fan or you’ve had trouble enjoying the film before (does Mia Farrow’s involvement cancel out noted rapist Roman Polanski’s?), we have a new movie for you: Lyle, described as a “lesbian ode to Rosemary’s Baby. Read More
  Need Friday night plans? We've got you covered. Tonight, tune in to PBS to watch American Masters’ The Women’s List, a documentary spotlighting 15 women who have made their mark on modern American culture, including Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Shonda Rhimes and Rosie Perez. The Women’s List is the latest in filmmaker/photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ List series, following The Black List, The Latino List, The Out List and others. Read More
So here’s the good news: the Dalai Lama is a self-proclaimed feminist and said he’d totally support a female successor. This we already knew. The bad news though is that he has very a specific qualification for his successor if she’s a female. In a recent interview with the BBC, the Dalai Lama said her “face should be very attractive, otherwise not much use.” D-Lam started off more positively in the interview saying, “The female biologically [has] more potential to show affection and compassion. Read More
Grimes has seen many shifts in her short career over the past few years. From the Montreal Noise Scene to Jay Z’s artist management company, Roc Nation, the artist has been around the tinsel-towny block of electro-pop. Grimes is not shy about calling out power imbalances across gender—her Tumblr is semi-infamous for blasting sexism and her transparent use of social media has garnered a significant following. “Women feel pressured to act like strippers, and it’s okay to make rape threats but it’s not okay to say you’re a feminist,” she writes. Read More
Artie Ahr as "Ryan" and Amber Marie Bollinger as "Jordan" in LISTENING. Photo Courtesy of Young Medium When Amber Marie Bollinger first appears in director Khalil Sullin's new sci-fi thriller “Listening,” the camera zooms on her from behind, showing a close-up of her tiny black shorts as another character jokes about her “Bunsen burners.” Just a few scenes later, she’s dating him — and joining him in developing mind-reading technology. Read More
Rosario Dawson has been a BUST favorite since the ‘90s, and her badass 2007 cover — featuring her posing in knuckle dusters and a veil — remains one of our favorites. It’s even framed on our BUST office wall of fame, right next to our covers featuring Tina Fey and Zooey Deschanel. We were thrilled to interview Rosario at the New York Fashion Week presentation of her line Studio 189 at the Lower East Side Girls' Club. Read More
Writer and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner reveals inside intel on her book The Diary of a Teenage Girl’s leap to the big screen When it was first published in 2002, Phoebe Gloeckner’s semi-autobiographical illustrated novel, The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures, won a legion of diehard female fans who saw some version of themselves in 15-year-old heroine Minnie Goetze. The story pops with the dizzying energy of teenage girlhood, from Minnie’s unabashed horniness and joie de vivre to her bouts of depression and lovelorn misery. Read More
You’ve seen it before: the heralded “plus-size fashion editorial,” featuring gorgeous, talented, curvy models...and zero clothes. Now, meet “Real Love.” The photography exhibition — perfectly timed for New York Fashion Week — features portraits of the beautiful and BUST-approved ALDA models Ashley Graham (who you may recognize from Sports Illustrated), Marquita Pring, Danielle Redman, Julie Henderson and Inga Eiriksdottir. The 26 photos (plus one video) are unlike typical plus-size photography because they focus on the women’s faces, not their bodies. Read More