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Riverdale ​and ​Stranger Things a​re two of the most popular TV series currently running, and Betty Cooper and Nancy Wheeler are two of the series’ most important characters. After following Betty’s and Nancy’s super sleuth storylines for two seasons now, I have a hunch of my own: the two are essentially the same character fighting the same fight—and together they’re rebranding the modern Final Girl.The Final Girl, a horror trope term coined by author and academic Carol J. Clover, is marked by her perceived moral...
I just finished watching the well-cast and complex first season of Seven Seconds, a Netflix Original that premiered at the end of February. My delight in this show, however, was short-lived, when I learned that the show had already been canceled, and my surprise has expanded now that star Regina King has earned an Emmy nomination. Despite the cancellation, it is still worth your time to check out this series because it is complete as it stands; there are no threads left dangling, because the intention had...
Britney Young first kicked ass and stole hearts when we met her last summer as Carmen “Machu Picchu” Wade in Netflix’s GLOW—and now, she’s back for the show’s second season, which she describes as even “bigger and better.” “So many of the girls get deeper storylines,” Young told BUST. “Everyone just shines brighter. The producers definitely play to all of our strengths, and I think that’s something that’s very rare.” If you aren’t familiar with GLOW, you definitely should be. The show, based on the ’80s syndicated women’s...
The wild world of female wrestling isn’t always thought of as a feminist frontier, but the Netflix series GLOW (returning June 29) has been as much a source of empowerment for its stars as it has for fans. This is especially true for 31-year-old New York native Betty Gilpin, who plays soap-opera-actress-turned-wrestler Debbie Eagan on the show. “Being on GLOW, particularly coinciding with [the #MeToo movement], feels like a rehab, workshop, feminist camp,” she says. “I’ve wasted so much time on sets trying to get...
Sex and the City has been widely dismissed and derided, for reasons both valid and deeply misogynistic. When the show first came out in the late '90s, I rolled my eyes along with the rest of our culture. I was a high school student whose main interests were art club and Ani DiFranco—what could these Gucci bag-carrying, shoes- and men-obsessed women possibly have to do with me? Then I entered my twenties, went through several hard breakups, and moved across the country alone, and slowly...
We're bringing some of our favorite BUST articles from the past online as we prepare to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Here's our Oct/Nov 2012 cover story with Aubrey Plaza. Actress Aubrey Plaza’s naturally deadpan personality is so entertaining, the role of April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation was based entirely on her dry wit and trademark sullen stare. Here, the up-and-coming Hollywood hotshot opens up about funny women, famous feminists, and facing death “What’s my cover line gonna say?” Aubrey Plaza asks as we walk down a sun-drenched...
Note: For those of you who are still catching up on the Handmaid's Tale Season 2, this story contains spoilers for episode 10, “The Last Ceremony" (aired June 20). In its most gut-wrenching episode to date, The Handmaid’s Tale presents a harrowing plotline that feels less like a fictional dystopia and more like this week’s news. While we’ve come to expect deeply traumatic content from this series, the horror of this particular episode was amplified by its resonance with stories of immigrant family separation currently dominating headlines. As...
As How To Get Away With Murder’s Annalise Keating, we’ve seen Viola Davis do a lot of things to get herself out of trouble. But on The Last Defense, she’s using her power to get someone else out of it. Darlie Routier is one of only six women on death row in Texas, convicted of a horrible crime: the brutal murder of her five-year-old son, Damon, in June 1996. Her six-year-old son, Devon, was also killed, but Darlie wasn’t tried for it—prosecutors wanted to leave the...
As we get closer to BUST's 25th anniversary this July, we're bringing some of our favorite pieces from the past online. In Spring 2004, Tina Fey appeared on our cover—an experience she later recalled in Bossypants, writing, “Feminists do the best Photoshop, because they leave the meat on your bones. They don’t change your size or your skin color. They leave your disgusting knuckles, but they take out some armpit stubble. Not because they’re denying its existence, but because they understand that it’s okay to make...
  If you’re wondering how Karrueche Tran made the leap from gossip blog mainstay to starring on Claws—one of the wildest dramas on television—you’re not the only one surprised by her remarkable transition. “I never expected to become an actor, to be honest,” says Tran.  She almost makes it sound easy. But the 30-year-old Los Angeles native is so sunny and relaxed she can make anything sound like a walk in the park. The truth is, however, she put in work. As a Hollywood stylist and model...