Dolly Parton, Roxane Gay, The Other Black Girl And More Pop Culture Musts For Fall

by callie watts
  1. Priscilla

Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, this biopic based on the 1985 memoir Elvis and Me by Priscilla Presley and Sandra Harmon tells the true story of how a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Germany was whisked off to Graceland by the 24-year-old King of Rock ’n’ Roll and groomed to be his queen. Coming to theaters in October.

  1. The Other Black Girl on Hulu

This show will get you sucked in and shook. Based on a novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl stars Sinclair Daniel and Ashleigh Murray as the only Black women at the publishing company where they work. While there are high hopes for friendship at first, things quickly take a sinister turn. Watch for the premiere on Hulu in September.

  1. Ms. Pat’s Ya Girl Done Made It comedy tour

Stand-up comedian Ms. Pat does not hold back. Her life has not been easy, but she manages to find hilarity in some of her most traumatic moments (like losing a nipple in a drive-by!). The Emmy-nominated actor and author’s comedy tour—Ya Girl Done Made It—officially kicks off September 8. Visit her site for tickets and info.

  1. Lisa Congdon: Hold It Lightly

On view at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art in Moraga, CA, Hold It Lightly features illustrator and fine artist Lisa Congdon’s first exhibit of printed matter, including over 50 works highlighting her skillful hand-lettering and bright, bold screen prints. Her work will be exhibited alongside selections by one of her inspirations—Corita Kent—and will be on view from September 13 through December 10. Find out more at here.

  1. Opinions by Roxane Gay

Any time Roxane Gay puts out a new book, we want to read it, and Opinions is no exception. The New York Times bestselling author is hitting us with a collection of her most impactful nonfiction essays from the past 10 years on October 10 via Harper, and that’s great news for “bad feminists” everywhere.

  1. Dolly Parton’s Rockstar album

When Dolly Parton got inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2022, she decided she needed to make a rock album, and now she’s delivered. Her 30-track release Rockstar is packed with collaborators, including Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Miley Cyrus, Pink, Brandi Carlile, Debbie Harry, Lizzo, Linda Perry, Emmylou Harris, Pat Benatar, and soooo many more. Find it November 17 via Dolly’s Butterfly label.

  1. What About Men? by Caitlin Moran

The U.K.’s funniest feminist author, Caitlin Moran—of How to Build a Girl and How to Be a Woman fame—is back with What About Men?, a hilarious dive into how the patriarchy diminishes the happiness of both men and women, and what we can do to fight back. Get ready to LOL when it drops September 26.

  1. A Haunting in Venice

This film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1969 novel Hallowe’en Party boasts an all-star cast including Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, and Kenneth Branagh as legendary sleuth Hercule Poirot. If spending an evening at a postwar séance on Halloween at a haunted palazzo raises your spirits, catch this flick in theaters starting September 15.

  1. L7’s In Your Space Tour

Can you smell the magic? Revered all-grrrl grunge band L7 is hitting the road this fall for its In Your Space U.S. tour. The shows are at smaller venues this time around for a more intimate experience, so don’t miss out and land on their “Shitlist.” Check out their site for tix and info.

  1. It Lives Inside

Giving us serious Babadook vibes, horror flick It Lives Inside stars Megan Suri from Netflix’s Never Have I Ever as Sam, a teen who must learn to embrace her Indian culture in order to face off with a demon who has latched on to her former BFF. Get ready to get creeped out when it hits theaters September 22.


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