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Queer women are rejoicing at the twitter hint that The L Word, the hit show that followed the lives of a group of L.A. lesbians, may be returning. Ilene Chaiken, the woman behind the show, tweeted, out of the blue, "So excited, can't wait...!" with the twitter handles of the majority of the cast. Further energizing the already excited fans, Kate Moennig, the actor who played Shane, the dreamboat who sparked many a young queer ladies' sexual awakening, tweeted back her excitement. Sarah Shahi, who played Carmen,...
We’re big fans of Arrested Development here at BUST, especially of Alia Shawkat, who we featured on our cover back in ‘09. So we’re greeting the news that Arrested Development will return to Netflix for another season with hesitant excitement. As you probably know, Arrested Development aired on Fox from 2004-2006, becoming a cult favorite but got canceled after its third season due to low ratings. It came to Netflix for a fourth season in 2013, to mixed reviews - the negative ones were due, in...
There are a plethora of shows examining the bumbling quest for self-fulfillment among millennial age women - think Girls, Broad City and Insecure - but what about the thirty-somethings who are still trying to get that webseries into Sundance and figure out their love lives, all against the ever-louder tick tick tick tick of their biological clock? Enter award-winning filmmaker and playwright Lisa Ebersole and her webseries 37 Problems. 37 Problems follows Amanda, a 37-year-old woman whose baby is her webseries, as she learns that she only...
Yesterday’s Washington Post report that Trump revealed highly classified information about ISIS intelligence to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador led to countless responses - but Stephen Colbert’s may be the best. “Well, ladies and gentlemen, I’ve got good news, and I got bad news. The bad news: The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. O.K.? The good news: Trump found the leaker. He’s fast, he’s fast.” He continued, “Here’s the deal-io. When Kislyak and Lavrov were...
Melissa McCarthy hosted Saturday Night Live for the fifth time on Saturday, and of course, she had to bring back her impression of Sean Spicer after his latest hiding in - I’m sorry, AMONG - the bushes fiasco. Videos of McCarthy-as-Spicer zooming around Midtown on her motorized podium flooded the internet on Friday, and the actual sketch was just as good as we hoped. The sketch begins with Aidy Bryant as Sarah Huckabee Sanders leading a press conference, while Spicer hides AMONG the bushes and watches -...
In this week's Full Frontal, Samantha Bee explores the captivating prose of Ivanka Trump's Women Who Work, an "initiative celebrating women who work at all aspects of their lives." Cool.  But Amazon reviews call Women Who Work "the literary and philosophical equivalent of Laffy Taffy." User M.D. Couturier writes, "No kidding, I’ve read pop-up books that contained more insight into the human condition." And in keeping with the misogynistic spirit of the Trump administration, Ivanka's self-help book aims to inspire women not through personal testimony, nor cited...
It has been a season of revivals with beloved shows finding new life across platforms and networks. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rosenanne is being shopped to the networks, and stars Rosanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert are all on board. If picked up, would joinThe X-Flies, Will and Grace and Twin Peaks as part of a '90s nostalgia movement that has fueled a series of second acts. Roseanne, which follows the misadventures of a working-class family in Illinois, started in 1988 and nabbed four Emmy awards during its almost 10-year run. News...
Poptarts is a twice-monthly podcast hosted by BUST Magazine editors Emily Rems and Callie Watts that celebrates women in pop culture. The first half of each episode is devoted to a hot topic in entertainment, and in the second half, a segment called "Whatcha Watchin'?," Callie and Emily dig into all the shows, movies, books, music, videos, and podcasts they've enjoyed since the last episode, and either praise or pan each experience. In Episode 7, "The Handmaid’s Tale!" available now, the gals dig deep into the...
Here at BUST HQ, we’ve been chatting a lot about actor Elisabeth Moss lately. First, we jubilantly extolled the many feminist virtues of her new Hulu series, The Handmaid’s Tale, on this week’s episode of our Poptarts podcast. But we were subsequently startled and dismayed when we heard about the show’s panel discussion at the Tribeca Film Fest, in which Moss seemed to cavalierly dismiss the show’s feminist thesis despite the fact that at its core, The Handmaid’s Tale is a cautionary fable about what happens...
The crowds of C2E2 were roaming the floor dressed as some of their favorite superheroes, meanwhile, I was upstairs at a press conference with some real-life superheroes who just happen to be the biggest names in lucha. If you are unfamiliar with lucha, lucha is a form of wrestling that brings in all the theatrics of WWE with a dash of Latino culture, and El Rey Network’s Lucha Underground is king of lucha TV. Launched by Robert Rodriguez and producer Mark Burnett in 2014, Lucha...
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