Our latest Week Of Women features a new movie directed by Guillermo del Torro starring Sally Hawkins, a standup special from comedian Michelle Wolf, new music by Azar Swan, and more. As always, we haven't seen, read, or listened to all of these ourselves, so if they're terrible, don't blame us! When we have reviewed them, we'll include a link or a reference if it's in print. Enjoy!
In the Shape of Water, directed by Guillermo del Torro, actress Sally Hawkins “gives a five-star performance as Elisa, a mute cleaning lady at an ominous government facility” that houses a half-fish/half-man, writes BUST. Octavia Spencer co-stars. Out Friday, December 1. See BUST’s Dec/Jan print issue for review; coming soon to BUST.com
French director Stéphanie Di Giusto’s film La Danseuse/The Dancer, based on the novel by Giovanni Lista, stars Soko as legendary dancer Loie Fuller and Lily-Rose Depp as legendary dancer Isadora Duncan. Out Friday, December 1 in select theaters.
Aubrey Plaza and Judy Greer join the cast of this anthology series created by Joe Swanberg for its second season. The returning cast includes Zazie Beetz, Kate Micucci, Kiersey Clemons and Aya Cash. Out Friday, December 1 on Netflix.
Comedian Michelle Wolf’s first HBO standup special promises jokes about public bathrooms, Hillary Clinton, and how it’s easier to conceive a baby than make a croissant. Airs Saturday, December 2 on HBO.
National Geographic celebrates the legacy of noted primatologist Dian Fossey in this documentary miniseries narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Premieres Wednesday, December 6 on National Geographic.
B-52s icon Cindy Wilson drops a solo record that’s “every bit as spunky and adventurous as you’d expect,” writes BUST. Out Friday, December 1. See BUST’s Dec/Jan print issue for review.
Industrial duo Azar Swan, aka Zohra Atash and Joshua Strawn, release a chilling third album. Out Friday, December 1. Stream at Noisey.
Singer/songwriter Inara George — of the Bird and the Bee — recently released the music video for “Young Adult,” the debut single from her upcoming solo album Dearest Everybody. Out now.
Kingdom of Women by Rosalie Morales Kearns
Rosalie Morales Kearns’ debut novel, Kingdom of Women, imagines a future where “women are not only armed and dangerous but also rising up to kill those who assault, rape, and murder women and children,” writes BUST. Out Friday, December 1. Read a review on BUST.com.
The Dead Moms Club by Kate Spencer
Kate Spencer’s debut book is “a memoir about death, grief, and surviving the mother of all losses”—the death of her mother when Spencer was 27. “I really wanted books to read [...] but there was nothing about now. Like, ‘Now that I don’t have a mom, what the fuck now do I do? I am really mad and I hate everybody,’” Spencer tells BUST. Out now. See BUST.com for an interview with Kate Spencer.
Top photo: The Shape of Water
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