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The United States, 1972. The Equal Rights Amendment has now been ratified by both the House and the Senate and will move on to state legislatures for ratification after dozens of feminists fought for equal rights and representation in the late 1960s. But nothing is this simple. The ERA, and the women fighting for and against it, still have a long way to go. This is the backdrop of the new FX and Hulu series Mrs. America, which follows the ERA’s movement towards ratification with a...
Quarantine has had many consequences, one of which is a look inside of the homes of late night talk show hosts, from Stephen Colbert to Jimmy Fallon. Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has also ditched her studio for safety, but has opted to take things outside rather than in, filming her episodes from her backyard in upstate New York.  On her first out of studio episode in front of a backdrop of trees starting to recover from the winter, Bee introduced the show, “I’m Samantha Bee...
Who would have thought absurdist, feminist retellings of historical events would be the new hit thing in 2020? Not me. But boy, am I here for it. From the writers of the Oscar-winning movie, The Favorite, comes a brand new Hulu TV series starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult about none other than Catherine the Great. With Beckettian speech patterns that call back to the TV show’s cinematic predecessor and imagery reminiscent of BBC’s Masterpiece Theater, it’s basically every nerdy history buff's dream. If you zoned...
I’m going to go ahead and take a guess that checking the news and Twitter every two seconds is one, probably not amazing for your mental health and two, not filling these quarantine hours up like you might have hoped it would. Lucky for you, we have 17 shows that will fill the time and make your heart and your brain happy.  1. Broad City  It’s no secret that BUST loves Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (both were our cover stars in 2015 and 2019) and after...
People across the world have dedicated their lives — well, at least 10 hours of their lives — to the hit Netflix series Love is Blind. Though Love is Blind is yet another heteronormative dating show, instead of putting the emphasis on each person's physical looks, the show focuses in on their emotions. Love is Blind is a kind of social experiment that asks whether anyone can fall in love, sight unseen — and whether a relationship can last once the two partners are eye to eye. Filmed...
Lana Condor made hearts melt in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before as the first Asian American leading lady in a young adult romance flick. Here, she chats about meeting Michelle Obama, snuggling puppies, and why everyone thinks she’s their best friend   WHEN LANA CONDOR landed the role of Lara Jean Covey in To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, she had no idea that she would soar to instant BFF-status with her fans. Based on the New York Times best-selling young adult series of novels...
Following in the vein of college spin-offs like A Different World before it, Grown-ish, now on its third season, has been one of Freeform's great success stories. Grown-ish tackles real issues felt by today’s millennial generation, from student loan debt to the crazy political climate we’re all trying to make sense of. To top it all off, the show has the ultimate seal of approval from Michelle Obama herself: what more of an endorsement does anyone need? Emily Arlook stars as Nomi Segal, a proud bisexual,...
Judy Sheindlin, host of Judge Judy, announced that her smash hit daytime show will be ending in 2021 after 25 years on air. Judy also announced that she is moving onto a new project called Judy Justice but that she could not reveal anymore. With Judge Judy ending, Twitter exploded with childhood nostalgia. Many were reminded of the days they spent home sick from school watching Judge Judy or late at night watching reruns with their parents. Hearing that Judge Judy is ending her show is bittersweet...

Almost every person who grew up in the early 2000s remembers parking themselves in front of the TV with a Capri Sun and a pack of Gushers, ready to watch Lizzie McGuire on the Disney Channel all afternoon. From shopping for her first bra to becoming a pop-star whilst on a school trip to Italy, queen of lipgloss and butterfly clips Lizzie McGuire did it all. Alongside her two best friends, Miranda and Gordo, she helped us through our formative years. In fact, many people...
Meet Paulina Chávez, a 17-year old actress from El Paso, Texas, and the star of a brand new Netflix Original: The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia. The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia follows the titular Ashley (Chávez), as she navigates not only being a 15-year-old girl, but being a 15-year-old college grad with a PhD who also just so happens to be a rocket scientist and robotics engineer at NASA. Created by Mario Lopez, with many episodes directed by the one and only Eva Longoria, this...