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Week Of Women: February 21-27, 2020

by Lydia Wang

As February wraps, we have tons of entertainment picks to keep you warm during these cold nights, from new female-fronted films to books you won’t be able to put down. Read on for our top picks.




Director Autumn De Wilde’s take on Jane Austen’s classic, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as the titular well-off antihero who can’t help but meddle, offers a fresh spin on a classic. In theaters February 21. 



Model Slick Woods stars in this film about a teenager who follows her dreams of becoming a dancer amid family struggles. In theaters February 21.

I Am Not Okay With This


Netflix’s latest dark teen comedy offering is the supernatural I Am Not Okay With This, starring Sophia Lillis. All episodes stream February 26.


Co-written by, produced by, and starring Zora Howard, Premature is a coming-of-age story following a 17-year-old girl in Harlem as she falls in love for the first time and contemplates her future before heading off to college out of state. Out February 21.


“Chasing Rainbows” by Big Freedia and Kesha


Both Big Freedia and Kesha are definitely having a moment—so it makes sense that these two powerhouses would team up for “Chasing Rainbows,” a track Freedia described as “a love anthem.” Out now.

Always Tomorrow by Best Coast


Five years later, California indie rock duo Best Coast is back with a fourth studio album. Out February 21.


Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

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Essayist and poet Cathy Park Hong delivers a book that’s part memoir, part nonfiction, part cultural criticism all about the “minor feelings” she grew up with as the daughter of Korean immigrants. Out February 25.

Hood Feminism: Notes From The Women That A Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall

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Each chapter in Kendall’s third book calls for action by effectively calling out privilege and “focusing on realistic, ground-level concerns for Black women and other women of color,” writes our reviewer. Out February 25.

Pretty As A Picture by Elizabeth Little

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Acclaimed crime author Elizabeth Little returns with the story of a film editor who becomes wrapped up in the small town murder case that serves as her film’s basis. Out February 25.

Top photo via YouTube / Big Freedia

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