BUST’s 10 Best Bets For Summer 2017:”Girls Trip,” “Landline,” And More

by BUST Magazine


Summer is here, and along with beach days, popsicles, and tank tops, there’s a whole lot of exciting new movies, albums, TV shows, and more coming out this summer. From our June/July issue, BUST’s managing editor Emily Rems picks the 10 pop culture releases we’re most looking forward to.


1. The Beguiled

Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, this dark Civil War drama stars Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, and Nicole Kidman as residents of a Virginia girls’ school whose desires rise to the surface after they take in a wounded Union soldier. In theaters June 23.

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2. Melodrama by Lorde

Fans of New Zealand pop goddess Lorde are counting the days until her sophomore album Melodrama drops June 16. If the single “Green Light” is any indication of what the rest of the collection holds, we’ll be dancing to these songs all summer long. Check out the “Green Light” video now on


3. Rough Night

Looking a lot like a Hangover film for women, Rough Night is a rowdy ensemble comedy, starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Zoë Kravitz, Jillian Bell, and Ilana Glazer as five friends on a wild bachelorette weekend who accidentally kill a male stripper. In theaters June 16.

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4. “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85”

On view at Brooklyn Museum through September 17, “We Wanted a Black Revolution” is a celebration of both African-American female artists and feminism, featuring work by Betye Saar, Faith Ringgold, Lorraine O’Grady, Beverly Buchanan, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Janet Henry, and more. Get all the info at

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5. Orange is the New Black Season 5 on Netflix

Viewers can’t wait to get back behind bars for the fifth season of Netflix’s groundbreaking prison drama OITNB. Picking up right where Season 4 left off, the latest batch of episodes opens with Daya holding a gun. But will she use it? Find out June 9.


6. Girls Trip

Hot on the heels of Rough Night comes yet another ensemble comedy tailor-made for a perfect #squad outing. Girls Trip stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish as a posse of pals cutting loose in New Orleans during Essence Fest. In theaters July 21.


7. FYF Fest

Taking over L.A.’s Exposition Park from July 21-23, FYF (aka Fuck Yeah Fest) is a concert series that’s delivering a monster line-up this year, including Missy Elliott (in her only live show of 2017!), Björk, Solange, Erykah Badu, Kamaiyah, Princess Nokia, and more! Peep the full line-up at

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8. “Spiderman Dick” Video by CupcakKe

If you like your lady hip-hop funny and dirty, this is the track for you. “The dick connected to my walls like it’s Spiderman,” spits CupcakKe, “Suck ramen noodles off that dick, that’s my vitamin.” Find the video on YouTube for hilarious shots of the femcee cooking the dorm-room staple while jiggling in her Marvel Underoos. You’ll be glad you did.


9. Landline

A new collaboration between Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm, and Jenny Slate – the geniuses behind the 2014 abortion comedy Obvious Child – Landline centers on a teen living with her sister and parents in ’90s N.Y.C. who discovers her dad is having an affair. Coming to a theater near you July 21.


10. Poptarts Podcast

If you like “The Hotness,” then you’ll love Poptarts, BUST‘s new pop culture podcast hosted by yours truly and associate editor Callie Watts. Twice a month, we examine all the latest movies, series, albums, and more through a feminist lens, and crack each other up along the way. Recent episodes unpack celebs v. Trump, Feud on FX, and Get Out. Find it on iTunes.


By: Emily Rems


This article originally appeared in the June/July 2017 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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