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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
Viola Davis made history during yesterday's 67th Emmy Awards, as the first black woman to take home the title of Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series. But she didn't just take home the award for her role in How to Get Away With Murder, she delivered a tear-jerking, empowering speech that lifted up her community, which has been kept out of leading roles for too long.  "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else, is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."–Viola Davis Boom. Chills. Read More
10 New Lady-Friendly TV Shows You Need To See This Fall Mean girl sorority sisters, a modern-day superhero, and a crème de menthe–swigging guardian angel are just a few of the characters representing the ladies on the small screen for the 2015-16 TV season. So fire up your DVR or get your streaming sites on lockdown: here are the shows you won’t want to miss.   Girl Code LiveAugust 31, Mondays, 10:30 p.m. (MTV) The late night talk-show landscape is littered with white dudes, but thanks to this new spin-off from MTV, we’re finally getting some ladies in the mix. Read More
It seems like epic envy over celeb female friendships has been a major theme for me this summer. When I saw the recent video of Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer dancing on a piano at a Billy Joel concert, I could barely keep it together. And my desire to be part of the "Bad Blood" squad got even more out of hand when I saw T-Swift and all her ladies at the VMAs last weekend. But I don’t think I’ve ever experienced as much jealousy as I did when I heard the news that the SNL ladies have a group text. Read More
If you watch Game of Thrones, you’re surely familiar with the super-badass youngest Stark daughter, Arya. I personally find myself living for Arya’s scenes because she’s just plain spunky. It turns out, however, that the actress who plays Arya, Maisie Williams, is just as cool, clever, and courageous. This became clear after her interview last week with Evening Standard, where she spoke up about being a woman in Hollywood. Read More
During an interview with an Islamist sheikh, news anchor Rima Karaki probably didn't expect her subject to demand she stop talking. The sheikh, Hani al-Sibai, is known for being an extremist, most recently he was accused of supporting the terrorists of al-Qaeda. Now, Sibai can add sexist to his list of radical tendencies – during the short-lived interview, he can be heard saying, “It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman who…” before Karaki cuts him off completely. Read More
Fred Armisen and Bill Hader are no Little and Big Edie, but their impersonation of these *staunch* characters (renamed Little and Big Vivvy) on the new IFC show Documentary Now! was nothing short of sublime. The series, which premiers tonight at 10pm, will bring you a different 20 minute fake documentary every week, parodying much-loved classics like Thin Blue Line and Nanook of the North as well as the shock-and-awe, gonzo-style annals of VICE Magazine’s hipster-journalist HBO docs. Read More
Last week, Stephen Colbert wrote a sincere and hilarious essay for Glamour Magazine in which he pledged that his new CBS late night show will be for women. With all the current changes happening in late night, many of us ladies have repeatedly brought up the point that women are clearly missing from the late night game. Even with people all over voicing our strong objection to this ridiculous gap in representation, late night shows continue to be dominated by male hosts. That’s why it was at least somewhat refreshing to hear one of the men of late night acknowledge this problem. Read More
Having sex is completely normal. I have it, you may have had it (and it’s totally okay if you haven’t), and the person sitting next to you probably has too. You’re probably thinking, “Yeah, Samantha, it’s the 21st Century, duh it’s normal.” Unfortunately, sex is still as taboo as it was when we were growing up. Read More
The shoes have come off. And the punches have been thrown. The real Cookie Lyon is upset and suing the Empire show creators for stealing her life story. Empire centers around Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) and the entertainment business he has amassed through drug money. Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) is the ex-wife who took the fall for their drug business. In real life, Cookie is actually Sophia Eggleston – or so she says. Read More