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If you’ve seen Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, when you think of Tituss Burgess, you probably picture the scene in which his character, Titus Andromedon, pulls off his coveralls to reveal a sequined top and gold leggings as he sings, “Pee-no noir” (“an ode to black penis”). Or maybe you remember the scene in which he dresses up as Beyoncé and goes “Lemonade-ing.” It doesn’t take long after I meet the real Burgess, 39, in a coffeeshop in New York’s West Village, for him to inform me that...
Carla Gutierrez is the sought-after editor of acclaimed documentaries and documentary shorts, including La Corona (directed by Amanda Micheli, 2008); Reportero (Bernardo Ruiz, 2012), and When Two Worlds Collide (Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel, 2016). She’s helped bring stories as diverse as Amazonian environmental activism, a post-Nazi Germany love story, and a prison beauty pageant to audiences all over the world, earning Academy Award and Emmy nominations along the way. Her latest project: editing RBG, the new documentary on everyone’s favorite viral Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader...
In 1740, French author Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve wrote and published a collection of stories entitled La Jeune Ameriquaine et les Contes Marins. Within was the fairy tale "La Belle et la Bête." Widely viewed as the oldest version of Beauty and Beast, "La Belle et la Bête" contained all of the now familiar elements of the much beloved story. There was a handsome prince cursed to live out his days as a monstrous beast and a courageous beauty who consents to be his prisoner...
Roseanne Gets Canceled In Response To Roseanne Barr’s RacismIn a surprising but encouraging move, ABC canceled Roseanne yesterday after Roseanne Barr sent out a racist tweetstorm comparing former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, a black woman, to the Planet of the Apes. Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement, “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show.” But in a New York Times op-ed, Roxane Gay reminds us, “For once, a...
Spoilers ahead. No matter what you think of Solo: A Star Wars Story, you have to know that this movie is important. I think it deserves better than the 69% on Rotten Tomatoes, but maybe that’s because I’ve watched Attack of the Clones recently. This movie is important because we finally got queer Star Wars on the big screen. In the weeks leading up to this prequel film to the original series, co-screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan told the Huffington Post that Lando Calrissian­­­­—the swaggering, cape-sporting mayor of Cloud City...
As the daughter of Jupiter, the King of all Gods, and Ceres, the Goddess of Fertility and Agriculture, Persephone was born into Roman mythological royalty. Persephone’s dark beauty made her an exotic seductress who men flocked to be near. As a frenemy of Venus, Persephone caused a love triangle between Venus and Adonis, because Adonis could not decide which of these beauties was his ideal match. Though he ultimately chose Venus, Adonis had a hard time choosing between the Aphrodite with her golden locks and lusty...
Here at BUST, we love a lady-led comedy, and the latest to fall on our radar is the Netflix movie Ibiza, starring Gillian Jacobs, Phoebe Robinson and Vanessa Bayer and directed by Alex Richanbach. The trio stars as BFFs who go on an impromptu vacation to Barcelona when neurotic publicist Harper (Jacobs) gets her first international work assignment and her best friends, delightfully weird dentist Nikki (Bayer) and pothead “freelancer” Leah (Robinson), decide to tag along. Hey, you’re probably thinking, this movie is called Ibiza, not...
Last Thursday, Irving Plaza was taken over by Visit Brussels in celebration of their 13th annual Brussels Days. With attendees including the Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region Rudi Vervoort, the showcase set out to foster commercial, political, and cultural ties between NYC and Brussels through music. The free event featured headlining act Young M.A alongside hip-hop artists from Belgium Veence Hanao and Stikstof. photo provided by Finn Partners The night was hosted by NYC-based multimedia personality Hala Maroc. It was unlike any other event I have been to at Irving Plaza. The third floor of the venue...

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us the return of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Queen Sugar; music from CHVCHES and Shannon Shaw; and a new book by Retta.  MOVIES Ibiza Gillian Jacobs, Phoebe Robinson and Vanessa Breyer star as three best friends who go on an impulsive vacation to Barcelona and Ibiza and have some raunchy, hilarious adventures along the way. Out on Friday, May 25 on Netflix. Stay tuned for review on BUST.com. Mary Shelley Elle Fanning stars as the teenage inventor of the sci-fi genre in...
As we prepare for BUST's 25th anniversary, we're bringing some of our favorite cover stories online for the first time. Here's our cover story with Natasha Lyonne from our Summer 2001 "Living Single" issue. Natasha Lyonne personifies the modern single gal. She is a woman with a vision. She knows who she is. She has romantic notions and she has realistic expectations. She knows what she wants, and she is determined to be as exacting as she can about it all. Plus she has a fabulous...