Week Of Women: August 25-31, 2017

by Erika W. Smith


Our weekly roundup of women-centered pop culture is here! Scroll down to read about the 10 movies, albums, TV shows, and books created by or starring women that we’re most excited about for the upcoming week. As a reminder, we haven’t seen, read, or listened to all of these ourselves, so if they’re bad, don’t blame us! But if we have reviewed them, we’ll include a link to the review, or refer to it if it’s in print. Enjoy!


Beach Rats

Director Eliza Hittman’s second film follows an aimless teen as he begins hooking up with older men while entering a relationship with a young woman. It was a Sundance hit and the trailer looks stunning. Out Friday, August 25.


Lemon is the first feature film by director Janicza Bravo. It stars Brett Gelman as a man whose life unravels after he’s dumped by his girlfriend (Judy Greer). Out in New York on Friday, August 25; already out on VOD.


Whitney: Can I Be Me

This new documentary, directed by Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal, promises new videos and interviews with the one and only Whitney Houston. Airs on Showtime on Friday, August 25.


The VMAs have brought us everything from the Madonna/Britney kiss to Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift to Beyonce standing proud before the word FEMINIST. What will this year’s bring us? Airs on MTV on Sunday, August 27.


This new Netflix series is not getting gread reviews, but it’s a weed-themed comedy starring Kathy Bates, so we are intrigued nonetheless. Maybe watch this one while stoned? Out on Netflix, Friday, August 25.


Reservoir by Gordi

The first full-length album from Aussie singer/songwriter Sophie Payten (aka Gordi) is full of dreamy and dramatic songs with rich, resonant arrangements. Out Friday, August 25. See BUST’s August/September issue for review.

Beyond Waves by Domino Kirke

Brooklyn-based singer Domino Kirke (yes, sister to Jemima and Lola) is poised to be one of 2017’s breakout artists with her first full-length album, full of folk-pop melodies. Out Friday, August 25. See BUST’s August/September issue for review.

The Narrow Place by Karen and the Sorrows

Queer country trailblazers Karen and the Sorrows release their third album, The Narrow Place, on Friday, August 25.


Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) by Leigh Bardugo


Beloved YA author Leigh Bardugo puts a new spin on the Wonder Woman story in this new comic book. Out Tuesday, August 29.

Basic Witches: How To Summon Success, Banish Drama, And Raise Hell With Your Coven by Jess Zimmerman and Jaya Saxena


There’s a good chance you’ve already read something by Jaya Saxena (The Toast, ELLE) or Jess Zimmerman (Catapult, The Guardian), but if you haven’t, now’s the chance. Basic Witches is “a magical lifestyle guide for everything from powering up a stylish crystal to banishing terrible Tinder dates.” Out Tuesday, August 29.

Top photo: Whitney: Can I Be Me

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