Entertainment

If this year has proven anything, it is that not all heroes wear capes. Actress Nicole Kang of The CW’s Batwoman has to agree. The show Batwoman premiered on The CW in October 2019 starring model and actress Ruby Rose as Kate Kane. Set after Batman mysteriously disappears, Kate takes up the Bat mantel to protect the streets of Gotham and fight for justice as Batwoman. Actress Nicole Kang plays Mary Hamilton, Kate’s stepsister and influencer-in-the-making who secretly runs an underground clinic for the marginalized of...
It seems like every week, there’s another male celebrity being exposed as a pedophile. From longtime creep R. Kelly to professional predator Jeffrey Epstein to, now, comedian Chris D’Elia, who is facing multiple accusations that he made sexual advances on minors over the past few days.  fuck you @chrisdelia. you solicited nudes from minors while u were in vancouver and tried to fuck my friend when we were 16, and when i called u out on twitter you told her you’d ruin her life if i...
It’s Juneteenth, and we’re celebrating with a new movie, out now, starring Nicole Beharie and directed by Channing Godrey Peoples. Plus, there are tons of other brand-new books, records, and movies this week – read on for just a few of our most exciting picks. MOVIES/TV Miss Juneteenth   A single mom who was once crowned Miss Juneteenth—an honor commemorating the day slaves were freed in Texas—is determined to prime her teenage daughter to win the same title. Out June 19.  Babyteeth   Little Women actress Eliza Scanlen stars as Milla, a terminally...
This Pride month, we’re excited to see Nicole Maines get special attention for her acting and activism in Variety’s Power of Pride List. As the first transgender superhero to ever appear on TV, most people know Maines from her ass-kicking role as Nia Nal, or ‘Dreamer,’ on The CW’s Supergirl. However, Maines has been our LGBTQ+ superhero since she was in middle school. In 2014, Maines and her family sued their Maine school district in a case that went all the way to the state’s Supreme...
Recently, author J.K. Rowling has come under hot water for some of her remarks regarding transgender people on Twitter and her subsequent statement to her website. Many people have accused Rowling of being a TERF (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) for her comments excluding trans women from her conversations about feminism. On June 6, Rowling made a tweet that mocked people for wanting to be more inclusive by saying “people who menstruate” instead of “women,” including people of all gender identities who menstruate. She made various other statements...
Asia Kate Dillon, the first ever non-binary performer to play a non-binary role on television, recently released an open letter to the SAG Awards Committee asking for the removal of the award show’s gendered acting categories. A star on the Showtime drama, Billions, Dillon first made headlines back in 2017 when they asked that the Television Academy clarify their gender distinctions. “I’d like to know if in your eyes, ‘actor’ and ‘actress’ denote anatomy or identity and why it is necessary to denote either in the first...
If you’re a sci-fi fan, you’ve probably heard of the book series and ’90s show Roswell. After being rebooted on The CW in 2019, it soon became one of those shows that leaves you thinking. Like most science fiction shows, it discusses social and political issues of the time through meaningful metaphors. With the success of the reboot, Roswell, New Mexico was praised by fans everywhere for its powerful take on immigrant’s rights through the lens of aliens and the supernatural. With season 2 underway,...
Following the protests occurring throughout the United States ignited by George Floyd’s murder, it is not uncommon to walk down the streets and be met with sights of shattered glass, damaged buildings, and broken windows. Responses to these changes in our cityscapes have been varied: some choose to focus on its destruction, while others have espied it as an opportunity for creativity. In the wake of protests, there has been a surge of graffiti artists taking to the streets to spread the movement’s message. Boarded-up windows...
Come sisters, we fly! Mary, Sarah and Winifred Sanderson are set to return to the screen in a Hocus Pocus sequel 27 long years after the original film came out and over 327 since they first prowled the streets of Salem stealing the souls of children, but who’s counting? The 1993 film was by no means a box office hit. Directed by Kenny Ortega and released in the middle of July, Hocus Pocus only made about $40 million in the box office (not a great...
A couple days ago, BUST recommended 10 movies and documentaries about racism and police brutality that white people have to watch to educate themselves on the issues surrounding the Black Lives Matter protests that are taking place globally. And while many companies, like Netflix, are trying to address the issue by compiling a list of black movies and shows together to highlight Black History and achievements, there is something that must be discussed. During the week of June 4, The Help was one of the most...