At the end of our first decade without her piercing and original insight, Susan Sontag is being profiled in a new documentary that debuts on HBO December 8. In Regarding Susan Sontag director Nancy Kates, who reintroduced activist Bayard Rustin to US history in her previous doc, Brother Outsider, tracks the evolution of an outspoken and provocative political, literary, and social critic.
The film includes interviews with Fran Lebowitz, Noël Burch, Terry ... Read More
Surely you recall when, last year, SNL’s lack of diversity reached critical (un)mass and much ado was made about show-runner Lorne Michaels’ search for a fresh black female face to add to the cast. Leslie Jones was in the pool along with Sasheer Zamata, and though the latter was eventually recruited as a cast member, Jones impressed too, so she was culled for the writing room.
Well, Leslie Jones is officially moving out of the writing room and onto the ... Read More
If you caught our interview with comedian Megan Amram in the latest issue of BUST, you already know to save yourself the effort of learning “man science.” Amram’s new book Science For Her is coming out Nov. 4, and will simply explain confusing topics for anyone who has internalized the sexism offered up by years of socialization. The promo video has us salivating.
If you’re not convinced, maybe a sweaty, kale laden Nick Offerman will do the ... Read More
Lena Dunham is making a movie!
After the success of her recent collection of essays Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned', the 28-year-old director/actor/writer will be bringing one of her favorite childhood books to the big screen.
What book will it be? Catherine, Called Birdy, the Newbery Honor-winning young adult novel written by Karen Cushman, published in 1994.
"I'm going to adapt it ... Read More
BY Meg Zulch
in Boob Tube
on Oct 16, 2014
Real-life best friends Tara Karsian and Andrea Grano, who acted in, wrote and produced the hilarious and poignant BFFs, are truly genuine and hugely talented women. The movie’s portrayal of their onscreen relationship mirrors their connection in real life, characterized by witty banters, snide remarks and unconditional love for one another. The only aspect of the film that isn’t based in reality is their romantic interest in one another, as portrayed ... Read More
No one can ever say that Murray doesn't love his holidays- Groundhog Day, Scrooged, Ghostbusters (that’s Halloween, no?) and now A MADE FOR TV, MUSICAL CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.
No network or premiere date has been given yet, but Murray recently revealed his plans to Variety for a holiday themed spectacular directed by none other than former BUST cover lady Sofia Coppola. Murray and Coppola previously worked together on the oh-so-jolly film, Lost in ... Read More
The Dirty Girls were a group of teens in the '90s who supported the riot grrrl movement and feminism, but the bulk of the Internet didn’t know about them until a short documentary surfaced on YouTube in 2013. If you need a refresher check this out!
Okay, so now that you are caught up, Amber Willat, the head of the pack, is no longer an awkward teen, but a “Moto Babe” badass woman!
Collaborating with AGAIN APPAREL, Willat created an awesome video ... Read More
A tribute to the struggles and triumphs of growing up, first-time director Jen McGowan's film Kelly & Cal tells the story of a former Riot Grrrl whose transition into suburban motherhood is, well, not going very smoothly. Kelly, played by real life rock star Juliette Lewis, begins an unlikely friendship with her seventeen-year-old neighbor, played by Jonny Weston, who has recently suffered a spinal cord injury. Their culminating connection might be just ... Read More
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today is a National No Bra Day. However the hashtag #NoBraDay is becoming sexualized and somehow inviting offensive comments and behavior in the social media universe. Twitter seems to be missing the point.
What some people might not understand about National Bra Day is that it isn’t just about being free from the social protocol of wearing a bra, or as Jess in the TV show New Girl puts it, ... Read More
in Boob Tube
on Oct 08, 2014
Dear White People is a satirical dramatic film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, written and directed by Justin Simien, inspired by his experience at college as an African American student.
He wrote the first draft in 2005 and made a movie trailer to promote the script, which earned major attention for the project. This attention led to crowd-sourced funding for the film through Indiegogo, exceeding the filmmaker's original goal of $25,000 and ... Read More