Week Of Women: May 4-10, 2018

by Erika W. Smith

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us a new movie written by Diablo Cody; a Justin Bieber parody called “Fuck Yourself”; a new book by Zora Neale Hurston (yes, new!); and more.



The Juno and Young Adult  team of screenwriter Diablo Cody, director Jason Reitman reunite for this intriguing drama about the dark side of motherhood, starring Charlize Theron and Mackenzie Davis. Out Friday, May 3. Read our review here.


The notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets the documentary treatment in this “intimate portrait of an unlikely rockstar” directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen. Out Friday, May 3.



Being Serena

HBO’s four-part documentary series about Serena Williams airs its second part this week; catch the first part streaming on HBO.com if you missed it. Airs Thursday, May 10 on HBO.


This new series has an all-Latinx cast and creative team, led by showrunner Tanya Saracho. Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera star as two very different Mexican-American sisters who return to their home in the Eastside of Los Angeles after their mother’s death. Premieres Sunday, May 6 on Starz.


Sweetbitter, the super-successful 2016 coming-of-age novel by Stephanie Danler, gets a prestige TV adaptation, directed by Richard Shepard and written by Danler. Ella Purnell stars as a naive young woman who moves to New York and begins working at a prestigious restaurant. Premieres Sunday, May 6 on Starz.


“Fuck Yourself” by Carsie Blanton

ICYMI, earlier this week we premiered Carsie Blanton’s Justin Bieber parody on BUST.com. Out now. Read more here.

“Quiz” by CupcakKe

BUST fave rapper CupcakKe returns with “Quiz,” the first single since her album Ephorize. Out now.


 Barracoon: The Story Of The Last “Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston

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In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston began writing a nonfiction account of the life of 86-year-old Cudjo Lewis, one of the last known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade. Now, it’s finally being published with a foreword by Alice Walker. Out Tuesday, May 8.

 Against Memoir: Complaints, Confessions & Criticisms by Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea’s latest book is a collection of essays that’s part exploration of counterculture, part memoir. Out Tuesday, May 8. Stay tuned for coverage on BUST.com.

 Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth, edited by Kate Farrell

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In this essay collection, writers form a variety of backgrounds, races, and gender identities—including Madame Gandhi and Emma Straub—discuss the “bloody truth” about menstruation. Out Tuesday, May 8.

top photo: Tully

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