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For the past two years, the web series Carmilla, which airs on YouTube under KindaTV, has been an oasis of hope and progressive queer representation. A modern reimagining of the Sheridan Le Fanu's novella, Carmilla tells the story of Laura Hollis, a journalist student at Silas University, who begins investigating the disappearance of her roommate and slowly becomes entangled in the supernatural underbelly of the school. Including an evil Dean, gods, portals to hell, and a certain lesbian vampire named Carmilla who emotionally complicates everything,...
“Oh yeah, I’m ‘going in this like a bitch.’” Samantha Bee, reigning queen of political commentary, declared last night, paraphrasing a portion of Trump’s notorious leaked Access Hollywood tapes. Bee, never the type to shy away from the tough topics, tackled this latest example of Donald Trump’s awfulness. “Taking a Tic Tac and grabbing them by the pussy is the closest thing to a plan Donald Trump has described this entire election,” Bee snaps, explaining that Trump's words are an explicit description of sexual assault,...
If you’re not already familiar with Jesse Watters, he’s a part of The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News and hosts a segment on the show called Watters World. While The O'Reilly Factor presents this segment as an informative look at diversity within the United States, it happens to perpetuate harmful stereotypes about people of color, women, and PC culture, by manipulating interviews to make individuals appear unintelligent and misinformed about world issues. Watters is basically the 40-year-old equivalent of the guy who never leaves his fraternity,...
New York Comic Con has come out with a lot of exciting things this year. From panels discussing body diversity in the comic book world and being an LGBTQ person of color cosplaying, it’s a minefield of feminist activity. But if panels aren’t your thing and you’re looking to drop a little cash on some exclusive pop culture memorabilia, you’re in luck. This weekend, these Golden Girls limited edition action figures (not dolls, but action figures) will be sold at New York Comic Con and we...

Saying that women have had to fight, and continue to fight, to earn respect within the comedy world is indisputable. Women have worked for decades to end the stigma that women aren’t funny. It’s incredible to look back at the progress that female comedians have made over time, with women like Joan Rivers, Lucille Ball, and Gilda Radner getting the ball rolling during the mid to late 20th century. They defied expectations set upon them by the entertainment industry and inspired millions of young women...
The awesomeness that is Portlandia is back — and this time it’s making fun of Men’s Rights Activists. Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen star in the epic music video/trailer, which is a metal-inspired banger with the refrain “What about men?” The pair ride around on bikes, passing by the infamous “Women and Women First” bookstore, lamenting the fall of men due to female-cast movie remakes (a lá Ghostbusters) and higher graduation rates for women. Check it out! The Emmy-nominated series returns to IFC with ten new...
Stranger Things On July 15, the world met its new Nerd Queen. With mauve ruffles cresting her blouse; high-waisted mom jeans; oversized, champagne-tinted glasses; and a signature Trapper Keeper, Barb, bestie to Nancy, moved among the Stranger Things world with droll regard and unapologetic, DGAF swagger. There she was: serving up the biggest eye roll she could muster as Nancy spilled the deets about her new flame, the popular-but-skeezy Steve. There she was: begrudgingly stuck behind the wheel, driving her best friend to a party she...
Samantha Bee, our political comedy queen, diverted away from her usual mainstream election reporting to talk about Maine. That's right, Maine. But why? Maine, tucked away in, as Bee puts it, "the un-heated crawl space between Quebec and New Hampshire" rarely catches the attention of national news organizations unless it's about their rapid population decline. However, there's a very important political lesson to be learned from our northern neighbor. Photo via Wikimedia Commons Meet Governer Paul LePage a.k.a  "Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular" — his words, not ours. As the...
Gilmore Girls Today, Gilmore Girls is celebrating its 16th birthday, and with Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life just 50 days away (yes, we’re counting), there’s no better time to celebrate. Whether you’re visiting one of the pop-up Luke’s Diners all around the US, or just rewatching one of your favorite episodes, it's a good day to be a Gilmore Girls fan. As for our way of celebrating, we’ve rounded up five groundbreaking ways Gilmore Girls showed women on TV.   1.Gilmore Girls puts the focus on mother/daughter...
Samantha Bee, reigning queen of late night television, let America know that she’s had it with this election cycle on a Late Show appearance Friday. We hear ya, girl. We hear ya. Colbert asked the Full Frontal host if she’s “enjoyed” commenting on this year’s presidential race, acknowledging the “double-edged” nature of the endeavor: “You get to make great jokes about Donald Trump. On the other hand, he could be president of the United States.” Bee’s response made it clear that she is indeed exhausted by all...
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