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Josephine Decker is an actor, writer, performance artist and filmmaker. Her most recent creations are two fearless feature-length films, Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild and Lovely. These evocative movies defy expectations of narrative and rely on alternative styles of storytelling to illuminate the lives of young women. I got a chance to ask Decker some questions about her filmmaking process, feminism and fantasy. She is currently taking a physical theatre course in Philadelphia, gathering inspiration and research for her next film. Read More
The silence used in Pawel Pawlikowski’s award-winning, thoughtful and intense new film “Ida” is deafening. Set in post-Stalinist Poland in the early 1960s, the audience is introduced to a bleak, black and white setting where the noise of footsteps on fallen snow or the sound of a spoon hitting the side of a bowl during breakfast feels like a violent interruption against the backdrop of a still, calm quiet. Almost immediately the audience is introduced to Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), a teenage girl just a few weeks shy of taking her final vows and becoming a nun. Read More
c/o: Ruven Afanador for EW It’s been an entire decade since Mean Girls was released! The anniversary called for a reunion of the Plastics and their “drug dealing” teacher, Ms. Norbury in Entertainment Weekly. The cast revealed some interesting secrets about the movie.  1.    Cady Wanted to Play Regina and Regina Wanted to Play Cady Lindsay Lohan had just finished filming Freaky Friday and was in the midst of filming Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. In those movies, Lohan had not played the cool girl and wanted a change. Read More
Well, the word at least. Sorry, was that baiting? Brilliant friend of BUST Amy Schumer and the rest of the folks at her show, Inside Amy Schumer, made a stand against Comedy Central’s skewed codification system for dicks and pussies -- “dick” is vernacular, “pussy” is profane -- and they won. The obscenely funny creator and titular star of Inside Amy Schumer, who cast a spell on BUST’s cover this April/May, joined the show’s head writer Jessi Klein and executive producer Dan Powell at New York Comedy Fest to debrief their war on words. Read More
Opening in limited release Nov. 14, Butter on the Latch and Thou Wast Mild & Lovely are the two debut fiction features of performance artist Josephine Decker. Though the transition between media is not always smooth, the results of Decker’s foray into film are often breathtaking and always provoking. The twin films are not explicitly linked by story; they resemble variations on a theme. Read More
Come on, we never got out! They left us! If you feel like your best friends have been on vacation in a remote desert without wifi ever since the first season of Broad City on Comedy Central wrapped up, then consider this trailer for the Jan. 14 premiere a sweet postcard that took four days for Abbi to buy, three days for Ilana to write, and a month for them to mail. We can’t wait to have these ladies back in our lives! Until then, reruns and hacks.   Broad CityGet More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows P.S. Read More
If you haven’t watched the wonderful web series, High Maintenance, then get to watching because a new cycle of episodes are coming out next week!  High Maintenance is a web series featured on Vimeo, that follows a nameless cannabis dealer deliver to his clients. Katja Blichfeld, who is an Emmy award winning casting director for 30 Rock, and her husband and star of the show Ben Sinclair, created, directed, and wrote High Maintenance.  Taking place in New York, each episode features new clients and are between five to 10 minutes. Read More
The latest and last installment of the MAKERS documentary series, “Women in Politics,” airs tonight at 9/8c on PBS. Narrated by Alfre Woodard, the continuing struggle for female representation in politics is personified in the stories of  Shirley Chisholm, Olympia Snowe, and Hillary Clinton, among others.   Just in time to make us feel really satisfied about voting today, right? (Go vote. Read More
Since its release on Tuesday, the YouTube video, “10 hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman has over 16,000,000 views. Joining with filmmaker Robert Bliss, Hollaback!, an organization that aims to end street harassment, created the video in an effort to bring attention to the street harassment many women experience every day. "But what about men??" said the men who felt left out. Funny Or Die News decided to conduct an experiment to see what happens to a white man walking the streets of NYC. Read More
Phoebe Robinson is taking on dick pics. The comedian behind the Blaria blog and podcast debuted a new video at the monthly live comedy showcase she hosts, Blaria Live. In September, we were delighted by her Girlfriend Intervention spoof with Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams. For her new video, Phoebe took issue with the 21st-century version of shining armor and a white horse -- courtship via dick pic.   The sold-out crowd at Blaria Live cheered -- only $69. Read More