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Week Of Women: October 12-18, 2018

by Erika W. Smith

As Halloween gets closer, new pop culture releases are getting spookier—this week brings us the premieres of The Haunting Of Hill House and Charmed, as well as the return of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, new books by Busy Philipps and Phoebe Robinson, and more.



Writer/director Megan Griffiths’ new movie is a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss) who loses herself in violent video games until an incident sets her off on her own path of destruction. Melanie Lynskey co-stars. Out Friday, October 12. See BUST’s October/November print issue for review.

Feminists: What Were They Thinking?

Director Johanna Demetrakas revisists a 1970s book of photographs of famous feminists and looks at the culture then and now. Out Friday, October 12 on Netflix. 


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s fourth and final season premieres with an episode called “I Want to Be Here,” which opens with Rebecca in jail. Premieres Friday, October 12 on the CW.


The CW has said that its reboot of Charmed will be “fierce, funny, feminist.” Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffrey, and Madeleine Mantock star as three sisters who discover they have magical powers after their mother is killed.

The Haunting Of Hill House

This new adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic horror novel has an ensemble cast including Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Victoria Pedretti and Kate Siegel. Out Friday, October 12 on Netflix. 


“Mr. Weinstein Will See You Now” by Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power

Amanda Palmer and Jasmine Power mark the first anniversary of the Weinstein exposé with a powerful music video. Out now.


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In celebration of International Day Of The Girl, Girls Who Code released a visual album created with an advisory council of 50 girls around the world. The track “Healing” features Lizzo, Madame Gandhi, and and Seattle’s Northside Step Team.


 This Will Only Hurt A Little by Busy Philipps

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Busy Philipps’ new memoir covers her work on beloved TV shows,her experiences with motherhood, and.her encounters with sexism in Hollywood—and she’s not afraid to name names (James Franco, for one). Read our cover story with Busy Philipps here.

 Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay by Phoebe Robinson

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Phoebe Robinson’s second essay collection is just as funny and thoughtful as her first, with chapter titles like “Feminism, I Was Rooting For You; We Were All Rooting For You” and “LOL. Wut?: An Incomplete List Of All The Ways Being A Woman Is Ridic.” Out October 16.

 Girls Write Now

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This collection of personal essays written by high school girls participating in the nonprofit after-school program Girls Write Now will give you hope for the future. Out October 16. See BUST’s October/November print issue for review.

top photo: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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