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  Terry Crews has previously spoken out about having also been affected by the “cult of toxic masculinity” in Hollywood. He joined the #MeToo movement, speaking out about being groped by a Hollywood agent and adding his voice in the call for sexual assault survivors' rights. (You can read more in the BUST interview from our April/May 2018 print issue.) Yesterday, Crews gave a testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing for the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. This bill is supposed to provide...
This Pride Month, we're celebrating LGBTQ musicians and artists who inspire us. Check out these 7 musicians to find your next queer anthem! Tegan and Sara Tegan and Sara, the twin sisters that created your favorite hits like “Closer” and even “Everything is AWESOME!!!” from The LEGO Movie, have been open about their queer identity since they debuted on the music scene in 1998. In addition to penning LGBTQ anthems such as “Boyfriend,” the sisters have started their own eponymous foundation that is dedicated to awareness...
On a balmy Saturday evening in Columbus, Ohio, the ninth edition of animation screening series Malt Adult is being exhibited at Corrugate Studio Collective & Gallery. The location is a far cry from the indoor humidity of local galleries during the summer. In fact, this event is being held outside, with viewers seated in the parking lot, cushioned with large blankets and the aroma of smoked hot dogs cascading in the air. Animations are set to be projected on the studio’s wall facing the audience,...
  There’s often a conundrum at play when a text is about creating something original—and that something original turns out great. Much like the idea of telling and not showing, it can be quite risky to stake a story on its protagonists writing a genuinely good hit song or hit television show, because if the story revolves around the quality of the characters’ creation, said creation needs to be good. Otherwise, you have a situation like Aaron Sorkin’s ill-fated Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, in...
There has been a rise in LGBTQ representation in the book and movie industries recently. With movies like Love, Simon on the big screen and plenty of novels to choose from when giving Pride Month book recommendations, we can see the tide changing when it comes to opinions about LGBTQ characters and their stories. In a sea of rainbow labels and diversity declarations, I was drawn to the cover of the 2018 book All Out: The No Longer Secret Stories of Queer Teens Throughout The Ages....
  Tara Wray, author of our photography interview series Lady Shooters, just released a new photo book called Too Tired for Sunshine (Yoffy Press). The book explores depression through photos representing life's daily moments in a way that is both whimsical and dark. Wray utilizes absurdism and dark humor to portray the realities of mental illness. Wray is a photographer, writer and filmmaker living in rural Vermont. She is from Kansas but considers Vermont, where she shot most of the book, to be her adopted home. The images were...
Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa numbers under 150 pages, but the slim book with a beautiful cover—pale pink with a green branch—contains much depth in its pages. The novel—Matlwa’s third, and a nominee for South Africa’s Barry Ronge Fiction Prize—follows a young woman, Masechaba, who has finally achieved her dream of becoming a doctor, a dream brought on by menstrual health problems she suffered as a young girl: excessive bleeding, fainting, and pain that caused her to “[tell] Ma I wanted it taken out, cut away...
The opening scene of Boundaries (out June 22), written and directed by Shana Feste, shows lead character Laura (Vera Farmiga) discussing, appropriately, her difficulty setting boundaries with her father during a therapy session. In the midst of their discussion, a kitten peeks its head out of Laura’s purse, leading Laura’s therapist to scold her about breaking her promise to stop adopting animals for one month. The scene sets the tone for the movie: serious mental health problems are played as adorable quirks, whether that’s Laura’s compulsive...
“The feminist I am today is cumulative,” Amber Tamblyn tells me. “It’s been a result of so many unfair experiences, across a lifetime, that I wouldn’t even know where to begin.” For many, Tamblyn has always been a part of the pop culture landscape. From her tween years starring on General Hospital, to her teenage turn on the the beloved TV series Joan of Arcadia, to her portrayal of feisty Tibby in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movies in her early 20s, Tamblyn has been...

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us a new album from Beyoncé and Jay Z, an indie comedy called Izzy Gets The Fuck Across Town, the return of the Great British Bake-Off, and more. MOVIES Izzy Gets The Fuck Across Town Mackenzie Davis stars in this indie comedy directed by Christian Papierniak about a “riot grrrl rocker and shameless hot mess” who goes on a quest across Los Angeles to break up her ex-boyfriend and ex-best friend’s engagement party. Carrie Coon, Alia Shawkat, and Lakeith Stanfield co-star. Out Friday,...