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‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Lady Dynamite,’ And Winona Ryder: BUST’s 10 Best Bets for June And July

by BUST Magazine

We’ve got you covered for June and July with the hottest (literally) beginning of summer entertainment. Keep up with us from Cocteau Twins-inspired music video to a gender-neutral fashion documentary,  a must-follow on Instagram and handmade Candy Darling ‘zine. 

1. Ghostbusters

The all-lady reboot of the classic 1984 paranormal comedy Ghostbusters is finally hitting theaters July 15, and we couldn’t be more excited! With an expert ensemble cast that includes Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, audiences have nothing to be afraid of, except maybe a little ectoplasm.

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2.Hunger by Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay, the universally adored author of 2014’s Bad Feminist, returns to shelves this season with Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. In this deeply personal work, Gay explores “what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.”

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3. Stranger Things on Netflix

This spooky series, premiering July 15 on Netflix, stars ’90s “It” girl Winona Ryder as a mother who must confront “terrifying forces” to find her missing son. Set in 1980s Indiana, the show’s first season will span eight hour-long episodes ripe for binge watching.

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4. @veteranas_and_rucas on Instagram

Started by online archivist Guadalupe Rosales, @veteranas_and_rucas is an Instagram treasure trove of photos and videos documenting Chicana/Latina culture in SoCal in the ’80s and ’90s. Submitted to the site by ladies who lived the party crew life, each image has a story to tell.

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5. Pop This Podcast

Produced in Vancouver and hosted by journalists Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner, this pop-culture-obsessed podcast features the two friends hashing out everything ladies love, from Gilmore Girls to Valley of the Dolls to Broad City. Catch up on all the eps on iTunes.

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6. Lady Dynamite on Netflix

A mockumentary series starring beloved comedy weirdo Maria Bamford, Lady Dynamite exploded on Netflix May 20 and boasts an epic roster of guest stars. Check out all 13 episodes and you’ll catch glimpses of Sarah Silverman, Tig Notaro, Ana Gasteyer, Jenny Slate, Bridget Everett, and more.

7. “Little Poison” Video by Serpentskirt

Oh my goth! The Brooklyn-based duo Serpentskirt are serving retro-witchy realness in their video for the song “Little Poison.” Fans of Cocteau Twins (who inspired the band’s name), Siouxsie and the Banshees, and Dead Can Dance should pull this gem up on YouTube post haste.

8. Suited on HBO

Produced by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, the documentary Suited takes viewers inside Bindle & Keep, “a bespoke tailoring company based in Brooklyn that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community and looks beyond the gender binary, creating custom-made suits for gender non-conforming and transgender clients.” Catch it on HBO when it premieres June 20.

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Launched by Veep executive producer and director Stephanie Laing, is a female-driven online comedy network that features new sketches, editorials, and animations produced around a central topic every week. Topics so far include “Comfort Zone,” “Crying,” “Sorry, Not Sorry,” and “Mistakes,” just to name a few.

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10. Hey Lady ‘Zine

The brainchild of artist Regina Schilling, Hey Lady is a supercute handmade ‘zine that showcases reader-submitted artwork dedicated to one excellent woman per issue. And even cooler, each cover comes with a detachable punk pin featuring the face of that issue’s subject. To grab Hey Lady #1 (Yoko Ono), #2 (Nichelle Nichols), #3 (Candy Darling), or #4 (Leonor Fini), visit

List by Emily Rems

Photos by Hopper Stone/Sony Pictures (Ghostbusters); Jay Grabiec (Gay); Curtis Baker/Netflix (Stranger Things); Andrea Warner (Pop This); Saeed Adynani/Netflix (Lady Dynamite); Courtesy of Pypo (; JoJo Whilden/Courtesy of HBO (Suited)

This originally appeared in the June/July 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today

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