Week Of Women: August 18-24, 2017

by Erika W. Smith

Our new newsletter and column, Week of Women, is back — tell your friends! We’ve rounded up the 10 women-centered movies, TV, music, and books we’re most excited for in the upcoming week. Happy watching, reading, and listening!


Patti Cake$   

Australian actress Danielle Macdonald stars as Patti Cake$, a plus-size white girl from Jersey who’s determined to be a rapper. Out on Friday, August 18; see the Hotness.

What Happened To Monday?   

Noomi Rapace plays SEPTUPLETS, each named after a day of the week, in this dystopian sci-fi thriller, which also stars Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe. Out on Netflix on Friday, August 18.

Logan Lucky   

Rebecca Blunt wrote the screenplay for Steven Soderberg’s latest film, a heist comedy with an ensemble cast featuring Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Hilary Swank, Adam Driver, Channing Tatum and more. Out Friday, August 18.


Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From The Hood To Hollywood   

The breakout star of Girls Trip takes the stage this hourlong comedy special. Airs on Showtime on Friday, August 18.

Difficult People   

Julie Klausner’s comedy series is currently in its third season; subscribe to BUST’s podcast POPTARTS to hear her spill all in our August 18th episode. Difficult People Episode 5, “Cindarstylox,” airs on Hulu on Tuesday, August 22; see The Hotness.


Not Dark Yet by Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer   

Sibling musicians Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer finally collaborate on this eclectic album, featuring covers of songs by Bob Dylan, Nirvana, Jessie Colter and more. Out on Friday, August 18 on Silver Cross Records/Thirty Tigers; see BUST’s Aug/Sept issue for review.

S/T by Rainer Maria   

In their first album in 11 years, Rainer Maria remind us that they’re the champions of emo-rock. Out on Friday, August 18 on Polyvinyl Records; see BUST’s Aug/Sept issue for review.

“LSD” by Jamila Woods featuring Chance the Rapper   

Chicago-based soul singer Jamila Woods collaborated with Chance the Rapper for this dreamy, nostalgic music video, filmed in Chicago, starring Chicago Public Schools students, and full of lyrical Chicago pride. Out now.


Girls Who Code: Learn To Code And Change The World by Reshma Saujani    


Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani combines history, how-to and real-life stories of women coders in this colorful book meant for girls age 10 to 12. Give it to your favorite kiddo, or check it out for yourself. Out Tuesday, August 22.

Rabbit: The Autobiography Of Ms. Pat by Patricia Williams    


Now a standup comedian, Patricia Williams tells her extraordinary life story in this memoir, from her childhood in 1980s Atlanta to her time as a drug dealer — to her decision to turn her life around. Out Tuesday, August 22.

Top photo: What Happened To Monday

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