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BUST’s 10 Best Bets For October And November 2018

by BUST Magazine

In every print issue, BUST managing editor Emily Rems chooses her 10 best bets for new pop culture releases. Here’s the list from our October/November 2018 issue:


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This remake of the Dario Argento 1977 horror classic stars Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloë Grace Moretz, and more in a tense female ensemble piece set in a German dance academy beset with disappearing students. Prepare for a spine-tingling good time when it opens in theaters October 26.

Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson

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Writer, comedian, and podcast queen Phoebe Robinson returns with her second book of essays October 16, and this time, she’s demanding that feminists get more intersectional, she’s taking dating to task, and she’s letting us in on her run-ins (plural!) with her ultimate celeb crush—Bono. It’s true, everything is trash, but at least Robinson is around to help us laugh about it.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix

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From the brilliant minds that brought us Riverdale, this similarly dark comic-book series hitting Netflix October 26 stars Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka as the titular Sabrina, a teenage witch coming of age while battling the forces of evil. With a vibe more Rosemary’s Baby than Saturday morning cartoons, this show has the potential to keep fans in on Halloween night. 

Bad Reputation

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Honestly, all someone needs to say to me is “Joan Jett documentary” and I’m sold. But for those who need more, Bad Reputation (out September 28) follows the career of the rock legend from her teenage beginnings in the Runaways to her explosion as a solo act in the ’80s to her status today as a truly revered music pioneer. 

Camping on HBO

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Producing partners Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner are back at HBO with a new series based on a British show about a camping trip that quickly devolves into woman-on-woman warfare. Starring Jennifer Garner, Juliette Lewis, Ione Skye, and Bridget Everett, Camping will be beckoning viewers to the great outdoors October 14.

The Ersties Podcast
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Based in Berlin and hosted by four intellectually and sexually adventurous besties, The Ersties Podcast takes on a different erotic topic every month with a healthy dose of feminism. If frank discussions of porn, kink, camming, and polyamory float your boat, you’ll want to download every ep at

“Curse of the I-5 Corridor” Video by Neko Case

Featuring Mark Lanegan and wild body-part animation by Janice Chun, the new teaser video, directed by Xan Aranda, for Neko Case’s song “Curse of the I-5 Corridor” off her new album Hell-On may not be safe for work, but it is a safe bet if you’re looking for an entertaining way to spend a little over a minute. 


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Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at Sundance, this rockumentary about M.I.A.—the Sri Lankan/British badass behind such bangers as “Paper Planes,” “Galang,” and “Bad Girls”—draws from 22 years of the star’s personal video footage to create an intimate portrait of an intriguing artist. Catch it in theaters starting September 28.

Sam Jay’s Comedy Album Donna’s Daughter

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In the debut standup album by SNL writer and Netflix Comedy Lineup alum Sam Jay, she careens from dick sucking to divorce before breaking down why “Donald Trump is the Tupac of white people.” A queer woman of color with a quick wit and a bright future, Jay is definitely one to watch (especially if the typically dude-heavy stand-up scene gives you the yawns). Find it on

Craft Talk by Leslie Hall

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Written by folk hero/rapper/gem sweater aficionado Leslie Hall of Leslie and the LY’s and illustrated by former BUST senior designer Erin Wengrovius, this board book is perfect for babies whose mamas want them to grow up crafty. Aided by her chicken, Ribbons, Leslie teaches wee ones about glue, sparkles, fabric, buttons, yarn, and most importantly—the joy of creativity. Find it at

This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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