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For fans of the Mindy Kaling-created Netflix series Never Have I Ever, it’s probably safe to say that when Lily D. Moore walked on screen as Rebecca in Season 1, she also walked into our hearts. Moore plays the sister of Paxton Hall-Yoshida—the main character Devi’s love interest—and she’s immediately endearing, from her high-fashion sensibilities to her low-key drags. “It’s really fun playing a character who has different personalities,” Moore tells me by phone. “But her sassiness was also really interesting for me, because I’d...
Social media was abuzz following Lizzo’s performance on Saturday Night Live’s final episode of the year, during which she performed “Break Up Twice” off her latest album Special. While going viral for a jaw-dropping performance isn’t new, the Grammy-winning songstress pulled off something particularly poignant this time. In front of a blue backdrop, donning a white slip dress while sitting on a bed, the 34-year-old pop sensation re-created the famous painting Blue Monday by the late Black artist Annie Lee.         ...
Winter has come at last! And here at BUST, we’re delivering tons of inspiring articles to cozy up with for reading season! Legendary screen siren and Wednesday actor Christina Ricci is on our cover! Plus, we've got interviews with the nonbinary creator and star of HBO's Sort Of, Bilal Baig; iconic designer Betsey Johnson; and some incredible women from the Black Panther Party! Inside, we also explain how to become an "abortion doula," how to take full advantage of the cold water swimming trend, how to make the best vegan ramen evs, and so much...
The smash hit Sort Of made history last year as the first TV series to center a non-binary character. Here, its co-creator and star, Bilal Baig, discusses how the show came into being, the influence of their South Asian culture, and what “queerness” means to them Bilal Baig is having a capital-M Moment. The 28-year-old transfeminine writer and actor has scored big success with the debut of their CBC/HBO Max dramedy, Sort Of, where Baig is co-creator (with Fab Filippo, Queer as Folk), co-writer, showrunner, executive...
  The Cramps. Black tulle. Dope cello solos of “Paint It Black” on the roof. What’s not to love? Nevertheless, many adults are not into the new Wednesday show on Netflix, partially directed by Tim Burton, because of the teen rom-com angles but in my opinion, that’s low-key the whole point. The eight-episode first season is one filled with teenage angst with a heaping dollop of macabre feminist flair. First off, the cast: perfection. There were hesitations swirling the internet when it was announced that Luis Guzman was...
Hair swinging, air guitar, teenage rage. The first shot of Amazon’s new TV series High School (2022) consists of two identical girls headbanging together, immersed in their own world, symbiotically connected through their joy. The scene abruptly ends with the two twin sisters entering a new world, but this time not together, as they are about to enter their own separate lives as high school students. Based on the New York Times-best-selling memoir by musicians Tegan and Sara Quin, High School is 8-episode series that follows...
I love a good queer period drama. Carol is my favorite Christmas movie. Gentleman Jack sent me on a deep dive through the Anne Lister Diaries on Audible.  I’ll even go for a screening of If These Walls Could Talk 2. The stomach-twisting stress of the closet of generations past usually leaves me with an affirming sense of relief. My queer family can move through the world not only safely, but seen.     As my streaming service algorithms predicted, when queer applause exploded for Prime’s reimagining...
For most people, autumn is representative of change, whether that be with moving into a new place, transferring schools, or starting a new job. These changes, while positive, can be difficult sometimes. To make your transition into the new season (literally and figuratively) as comfortable as possible, we’ve compiled a list of cozy 90s TV episodes to give you that dose of nostalgic charm. 1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer S1 E7 “Angel" If you’re looking for a binge-able show to get you in a spooky mood, Buffy is a...
Beth Ditto is a bit nervous. This might sound unusual for a woman known for fronting one of the world’s preeminent indie-rock bands—and who has also posed nude for multiple magazine covers—but in her defense, she’s a little out of practice when it comes to speaking to the press. By the time we set a date to discuss her role in the upcoming FOX drama Monarch, the show’s premiere has been delayed for nearly a full year because of the COVID pandemic, and live music...
Barbie Ferreira has announced via Instagram that she will not be returning for season three of Euphoria, and as the queen Maddy Perez once said, “bitch, you better be joking.” The high-stakes drama series on HBO created and written by Sam Levinson aired its second season this past January, and ever since fans have been hungry for more. Although the show mainly follows Rue, a teenage girl struggling with a drug addiction, the character Katherine "Kat" Hernandez (played by Ferreira), has always been a fan...