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"We’re a super group duh,” Childbirth proclaims to the world in their Facebook bio - and with three rocking feminists like Julia Shapiro, Bree McKenna and Stacy Peck, we are inclined to agree. Trust me, once you’ve seen Childbirth rock out in hospital gowns, you’ll be a convert. Even non-punks can appreciate their humorous song narratives. Read More
Nicole Smolen is exactly the type of young actress that we love. She's active with social causes and social media, plus she’s into crafting, blogging and cooking. Nicole, 18, began acting as a child with appearances on TV series including Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Criminal Minds and Brothers & Sisters. Now, she’s making her leap to the big screen with the thriller 8 Days, out on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD today, and an upcoming horror film, Citrus Springs. Directed by Jaco Booyens and inspired by actual events, 8 Days deals with a dark and difficult topic: sex trafficking. Read More
Everyone has watched Abigail Breslin grow up, it seems. Not long after we sit down in New York’s venerable Italian bakery Veniero’s, an admirer approaches us. She’s not a fellow teen—as many of the 19-year-old’s most ardent fans are—but a middle-aged woman who has known the actress/writer/singer since she was a kid. Breslin was born and raised on the Lower East Side, and she’s been coming to Veniero’s for years. Unlike this woman, you’ve most likely never watched Breslin eat pastries. Read More
  Suffragette doesn’t come out until October 23, but it’s already earned enough press for five movies. There’s plenty of good press - early Oscar buzz for both Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter; praise for the rare existence of a movie directed by, written by and starring women; acknowledgement of the importance of learning about this seldom-told part of history. Read More
September was a big month for New Jersey-born comedian Michelle Buteau. She graced the coveted stage of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour special at the end of August, and her hour-long stand-up album, Shut Up!, was released by Comedy Central Records that same week. Buteau’s been doing stand-up for more than ten years now, but she’s also made regular appearances on VH1’s Best Week Ever, I Love The 2000s and Comedy Central’s Key and Peele. Read More
  You may remember 29-year-old actress Sonequa Martin-Green as Alicia’s assistant on The Good Wife, or perhaps as Once Upon a Time’s anti-magic villain Tamara. But it’s her role as badass Sasha on AMC’s comic book-inspired series The Walking Dead that has finally made her a famous face. I caught up with Martin-Green between the show’s devastating winter 2014 finale and the birth of her son, for which she was full of anticipation. Read More
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