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The trailer for “Happy Valley,” the documentary focusing on Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno and the sexual molestation cover-up that occurred at Penn State, came out earlier this week.   Amir Bar Lev, the director best known for “The Tillman Story,” hopes that the film “provokes people to ask themselves questions about their own pantheon of saints and heroes and villains.” The film, set for release on Nov. 19, premiered at the ... Read More
If you like Broad City, or other lady-driven web series, you will love Lonelygirl48. It was dreamt up by Brooklyn-based comedian , who has been featured on SNL and has won awards at the Boston Comedy Festival and Palm Beach International Film Festival for the full-length LonelyGirl48. BUST was lucky enough to talk to the brains behind the web series and ask her a couple of questions.   BUST: How did you think of the idea for the web-series?  KC: I ... Read More
Here is a scary statistic: Only 5% of studio films, released in the past five years, have had a female director. AHHH! So, what is a Bustie to do? Well, no worries, an amazing list of 50 Must-See Horror Films Directed By Women has been created by Alison Nastasi for Flavorwire for all you feminists out there trying to get your fright on this Halloween season! The list is compiled of some older films like The Hitch-Hiker, directed by Ida Lupino in 1953: As well as ... Read More
  The last time we saw our little friend he was talking about "treats and snoozin', snoozin' and treats" in "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On Two." That was three years ago! Can you believe it? Fortunately for fans, Jenny Slate and her husband Dean Fleischer-Camp have graciously made a new video in celebration of their new book Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been (click through to see an exclusive spread from the book! buy it ... Read More
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
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
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