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  When I was thirteen, I didn’t feel like I fit in. I looked like a pre-makeover Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries. I liked listening to Nirvana and writing in my journal and playing The Sims 2 alone in my room. I was not particularly fond of George W. Bush, yet I went to a Christian school in Texas. I had friends, and I wasn’t made fun of, but I didn’t quite belong. It’s not the most shocking event in the world when your formerly sweet...
HBO’s breakout TV show, Big Little Lies, won an Emmy and Golden Globe after their first season and garnered millions of fans. Season 2 is set to be released in June of this year with a lot of exciting behind the scenes spoilers. Jean-Marc Vallée, the director of the first season, left and was replaced by the incredible Andrea Arnold, an Academy Award winning filmmaker, Meryl Streep is joining the cast for Season 2 as Perry’s mother, and most exciting of all—the entire Big Little...
It’s been an incredible run for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which ends this April after four truly remarkable years of groundbreaking television. For the uninitiated out there, the series has a "zany romantic comedy" premise: unhappy, NYC-based real estate lawyer Rebecca Bunch moves across the country to strip mall suburb West Covina, California (two hours from the beach, four in traffic) with the hopes of winning over her ex Josh Chan, who she dated for two months at a summer camp when they were sixteen. Plus—surprise!—there’s at...
Middle school was, hands down, the worst three years of my life. I cried almost everyday after school as I tried to balance classes and hormones and social hierarchies. I wore ill-fitting clothing and cracked jokes about teachers to be cool. My mom blew a gasket when she found out that I watched The Hangover at a sleepover and my 8th grade science teacher showed us a video of his wife giving birth to twins during our sex ed unit. The hilarious new Hulu show,...
Netflix’ new Hit Series isn’t about Tompkins Square Park—it’s About Getting Sober There’s a saying in AA—and used in every other 12-step program as well—that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Obviously, that’s not really the definition of insanity, but what it means to someone trying to get sober is that as long as you keep drinking (or drugging, or binging and purging, or whatever), your life isn’t going to get any better. You can...
2 Dope Queens the podcast may be over, but 2 Dope Queens the standup special series is back, with four new episodes premiering on HBO on February 8. Hosts Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson return for four themed episodes—"Fashion," "Nostalgia," "Music," and "Hair." In each episode, the 2 Dope Queens interview celebrity guests—including Lupita Nyong'o, Daniel Radcliffe, Janet Mock, Lizzo, and Keegan-Michael Key—and learn a few things from them, like braiding from Lupita Nyong'o, wand-waving from Daniel Radcliffe, and flute-playing from Lizzo. Each episode also...
This piece discusses suicide attempts. You know that thing people do when you watch a film or episode of a TV show together that they have seen before—subconsciously or otherwise, they observe you and your reactions to it. They know what’s coming, after all. This happened to me recently during my month-long binge of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. I was hanging out with a close friend and she suggested we watched it together—a cunning plan on her part to catch me up quicker so we could have lengthy...
If you have plans this Saturday night—change them. Comedian, actress, and writer Amanda Seales of Insecure and stand-up fame is releasing her first special on HBO, and it’s full of all kinds of humor, truth, singing, and new and necessary vocab (your vagenda, she explains, is the list of people who could get it). “I think for any comedian, doing your special is a very seminal moment,” Seales tells BUST. “But for me, it was always like, if I’m gonna do it, I want to do it on...
For the last five years, Broad City has been the most reliably funny (and feminist) show on TV. Here, the show’s creators and stars, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, sit down with writer and comedian Phoebe Robinson to discuss the end of an era, the future of their friendship, and pooping. ON ABBI: VICTOR GLEMAUD SWEATER DRESS. ON ILANA: TIBI RED SWEATER; MILLY DARK BLUEDRESS (UNDERNEATH); STUDIO SOPHIA SOPHIA EARRINGS Building a career in Hollywood is a bit like tending to an orchid: you expose it...
Let’s talk about Netflix’s new UK teen dramedy series, Sex Education. Still in the post-binge glow, I’ve been describing it to all my friends as the child of The End of the Fucking World and Please Like Me. Could I give a show higher praise? No, I could not. The show is centered on Otis (Asa Butterfield), a 16-year-old living with his divorced mother Jean (Gillian Anderson), who runs her sex therapy practice out of their home. Growing up in such an environment has made Otis...