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I always found myself relating a lot to Carrie Pilby when I first read the book.That’s not a “backdoor brag,” to quote 30 Rock. Unlike Carrie, I didn’t graduate Harvard at eighteen, I don’t have a photographic memory, and I’m certainly not a genius. But Carrie’s own feelings of isolation and discomfort with what she perceives as the sex-obsessed adult world absolutely resonated with me in my early teen years. At the time when I read the original Caren Lissner novel, I was probably convinced...
To celebrate the new movie Wonder Woman, BUST writer Isabel Sophie Dieppa put together an interactive, digital map of some of her favorite comic books about our favorite superheroine. Check it out:        Isabel Dieppa is a writer and actor. She is a part of the performance duo Of This World in Chicago, IL. Her interests lie in science, art, and history. Past writing includes interning for the Chicago Field Museum ECCO program, the national theater blog HOWLROUND, music reviews for UR Chicago, and in a former life was...
Wonder Woman has landed, and you can all release your collectively held breaths because... it’s pretty good! A lot of people, in fact, think it’s great. Me, I thought the story was a little thin and the movie overlong — seriously, over two hours and 20 minutes? — but what it lacks in story, it makes up for in every other way. Director Patty Jenkins totally nails the larger-than-life superhero blockbuster vibe necessary to thrill fans and sway the haters. The action scenes aren’t just awesome;...
  This past Sunday, Sofia Coppola was honored with the Best Director prize for her film The Beguiled at the Cannes Film Festival, making her only the second woman ever to win that award in the fest’s 70-year history.In honor of Coppola’s glass-ceiling-cracking victory, we were inspired this week to revisit our cover story with the awesome auteur from Dec/Jan 2011, where Sofia Coppola was interviewed by the one and only Kim Gordon. Enjoy this Flashback Friday reprint, then find a glass ceiling of your own...
Jessica Chastain finds the representation of female characters at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival “disturbing” TBH, and she isn’t afraid to pop off. During the closing press conference for the festival jury, glittering goddess Chastain (a member of the jury) remarks that, after watching “20 films in 10 days . . . the one thing I really took away from this experience is how the world views women from the female characters that I saw represented, and it was quite disturbing to me, to be...
BUST’s muti-talented poetry editor Amber Tamblyn has been on a self-actualizing blitz this year. The new mom to three-month-old Marlow Alice (squee!) just made her directing debut with Paint It Black — a dark, daring film adaptation of the novel by Janet Fitch—that has been earning rave reviews since its premiere May 19. On top of all this, Tamblyn also stars in Can You Forgive Her?, an off-Broadway play that opened on May 23. And just this past weekend, Tamblyn paired up with literary rock star Roxane Gay to host...
Tramps, currently available on Netflix, is a sweet, slight, and short film — the actual runtime is barely 80 minutes — that was seemingly made for streaming on a lazy afternoon. A fresh spin on the Roman Holiday/Before Sunrise model, Tramps follows two beautiful young people who meet by chance, walk around a city, and fall in love within the span of a day and night. Where Tramps diverges is the incorporation of a heist/con element gone wrong, which is responsible for bringing these two...
  Forget Kim K, it was this badass picture of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o that broke the internet. It went viral on Twitter and Tumblr, starting a tweetstorm about making a heist movie featuring the aforementioned dream team.  They quickly tweeted back their support of the idea! With the endorsement of the two stars, it went from joke to full-fledged concept with people asking for Ava Duvernay to direct and Issa Rae to write the script. The two quickly responded and the idea went from dream to joke to the very...
Paint It Black Co-written and directed by Amber Tamblyn Out May 19 Amber Tamblyn’s directorial debut, Paint It Black, is a visually stunning exploration of grief and a fitting follow-up to her 2015 poetry collection, Dark Sparkler, which explored the lives and deaths of doomed actresses. Based on the novel by Janet Fitch, with a script co-written by Tamblyn and Ed Dougherty, Paint It Black opens with Josie (Alia Shawkat) receiving the news that her boyfriend (Rhys Wakefield) has committed suicide in a motel. When the police ask...
Out last Friday, the new teen romantic drama Everything, Everything is different from the usual John Green adaptations you usually see onscreen. And that’s for two reasons. The first is the fact that the film takes place largely in its main character’s imagination, and director Stella Meghie turns these daydreams into scenes that are visually stunning, charmingly funny, and occasionally heartbreaking - and star Amandla Stenberg carries these scenes beautifully.The second is the fact that this teen romantic drama, based on the bestselling YA novel by...