Week Of Women: April 6-12, 2018

by Erika W. Smith

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us Cardi B.’s long-awaited debut album, a new movie starring Abbi Jacobson, a new TV series starring Sandra Oh, and more. 


6 Balloons

Abbi Jacobson stars in this Netflix movie; it’s the first feature film from writer and director Marja-Lewis Ryan. Jacobson stars as a young woman who drives her heroin addict brother (with his two-year-old daughter) across LA in search of a detox center. Released Friday, April 6.

You Were Never Really Here

Writer/director Lynne Ramsay returns with this movie about a veteran (Joaquin Phoenix) who makes his living tracking down missing girls — and his latest assignment is to find pre-teen Nina (Ekaterina Samsonov). BUST writes, “The screenplay suffers from a thinly constructed plot, but the propulsive narrative and quality performances make it hard to look away, no matter how much you might want to.” Released Friday, April 6. See BUST’s April/May issue for review.


Killing Eve

Sandra Oh stars as a MI5 spy tracking down an assassin (Jodie Comer) in this miniseries written by Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Premieres Sunday, April 8.

Howards End

Hayley Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen star in this new Starz miniseries adaptation of the novel by E.M. Forster, directed by Hettie Macdonald and written by Kenneth Lonergan. Premieres Sunday, April 8.


Invasion Of Privacy by Cardi B.

Cardi B.’s long-awaited debut album is finally here! We can’t wait to listen.

I Don’t Run by Hinds

Madrid foursome Hinds’ second album is a “fearless commentary on love and sex by way of jangly, fuzzed-out pop,” writes BUST. Out Friday, April 6. See BUST’s April/May issue for review. 

Bark Your Head Off, Dog by Hop Along

Hop Along’s third album “cements Hop Along’s place as our main manufacturers of keen, stirring rock music,” writes BUST. Out Friday, April 6. See BUST’s April/May issue for review. 



Though I Get Home by YZ Chin

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YZ Chin’s first book — the winner of the Feminist Press’ Louise Meriwether First Book Prize — is a linked short story collection set in Malaysia. It’s “a universal tale of just how connected we all are,” writes BUST. Out Tuesday, April 10. See BUST’s April/May issue for review.

Your Art Will Save Your Life by Beth Pickens

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Beth Pickens’s guidebook “helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding,” writes Feminist Press. Out Tuesday, April 10. Stay tuned for coverage on BUST.com.

Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Smith

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Nafissa Thompson-Smith’s debut book is “a collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era,” writes Simon & Schuster Out Tuesday, April 10.

top photo: Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy

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