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We are finally getting our first look at the film adaptation of the 1970 Judy Blume novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Anyone who has been a twelve-year-old girl at any point in their lives has been anticipating this film since it was announced almost two years ago. Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen), it is set to release on April 28th, 2023.  The movie will bring the iconic coming-of-age novel to life with Abby Ryder Fortson as the...
Dolly Parton joined the cast of the Fox sitcom Call Me Kat starring Mayim Bialik this Thursday, January 5th, to honor her late friend and beloved comedian Leslie Jordan. Jordan tragically passed away in October 2022. In the episode, Parton sang “Where The Soul Never Dies”, a song she and Jordan performed together on his 2021 album, Company’s Comin’. After her melodic performance, Parton stated, “you left a lot of people here with a lot of precious, precious memories. Everybody loved you but I doubt that...

Last month, much to fans dismay, HBO canceled their popular series, Minx, about a young woman trying to start a feminist magazine (sound familiar?). But as a person who watches way too much TV and loves the classic girl boss trope, I can tell you that I’m beginning to get used to saying goodbye to my favorite female-led shows way before their time. Even though actresses and writers share their talent, heart, and ever-changing stories to create series that address female struggle, race, class, and...
We’ve been seeing a whole lot of Wednesday Addams’ creepy, yet cute, on-screen looks since the release of Netflix’s Wednesday in late November, but Jenna Ortega wasn’t the first to bring an “every day is Halloween” vibe to a beloved character. Goth is a music-based subculture derived from punk rock that became big in the ‘80s thanks to artists like Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, and Joy Division, but the accompanying look (think big hair, big shoes, big eyeliner, and lots of black and...
By now we all know Greta Thunberg as the inspiring young Swedish environmental activist and UN Ambassador who’s been challenging government officials and world leaders to take stronger action in addressing the climate crisis since she was just 15. Because of her status as a renowned activist, it can be easy to forget that Thunberg is still remarkably young, just freshly having exited her teenage years. She proved this to us all in the best way with a sassy Twitter clapback in response to Andrew...
When pop star Olivia Newton-John died in August, the world lost a consummate entertainer and tireless activist who brought joy to millions for over 50 years. Think you know why we’ll always be “Hopelessly Devoted” to Olivia? Then take the quiz! 1. Where was Olivia born on September 26, 1948? Cambridge, England Melbourne, Australia New York, New York San Juan, Puerto Rico 2. Olivia’s main claim to fame was her starring role as Sandy in the hit 1978 movie musical Grease. Which of her castmates from that film did her sister...
For the characters in Women Talking, the question of forgiveness in the aftermath of violence is not just theoretical. Their mysterious injuries aren’t imaginary or demonic (as the elders in their isolated religious colony allege) but were caused by men – their husbands and relatives – drugging and raping them while they slept. The majority of the film takes place in a hayloft on their land, where multiple generations of women clandestinely meet to determine how they should respond to this betrayal. A schoolteacher named...
As any former goth could tell you, rebellion doesn’t necessarily lead to self-discovery, let alone happiness. Marie Kreutzer’s Corsage reveals another unpleasant truth of this eternal impulse: that the way one chooses to rebel often replicates the nastiest, most destructive aspects of what one is fighting against. This beautiful, quietly furious film depicts the documented “eccentricities” of Empress Elisabeth of Austria (Vicky Krieps)—her endless traveling, her extreme diet and exercise regimens, her interest in mental asylums—which Kreutzer frames as arising not simply from Elisabeth’s hatred of...
For fans of the Mindy Kaling-created Netflix series Never Have I Ever, it’s probably safe to say that when Lily D. Moore walked on screen as Rebecca in Season 1, she also walked into our hearts. Moore plays the sister of Paxton Hall-Yoshida—the main character Devi’s love interest—and she’s immediately endearing, from her high-fashion sensibilities to her low-key drags. “It’s really fun playing a character who has different personalities,” Moore tells me by phone. “But her sassiness was also really interesting for me, because I’d...
In July of 2020, Megan Thee Stallion suffered gunshot wounds after a gun was fired at her feet while leaving a Hollywood Hills party. Almost immediately there was public speculation about whether or not the rapper was telling the truth about her injuries, in part because she initially told police she had stepped on broken glass. She later said in an interview with Gayle King that she was scared to tell the police what really happened, stating, “... I didn't want them to kill any...