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Week of Women: September 28-October 4, 2018

by Erika W. Smith

What. a. week. Here’s our picks for feminist-friendly entertainment for Friday, September 28-Thursday, October 4.



This documentary about M.I.A. features her personal video recordings and was directed by Steve Loveridge; it was a favorite at Sundance, where it premiered. Out Friday, September 28.

All About Nina

Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in this comedy about a standup comedian whose career is taking off as her personal life is falling apart; directed by Eva Vives, co-starring Common. Out Friday, September 28.

Queercore: How To Punk A Revolution

This documentary tells the story of the ’80s punk queercore movement; directed by Yony Leyser, featuring Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna, John Waters, and more. Out Friday, September 28. 


Superstore Season 4

Superstore—the sitcom about employees at a big-box store starring America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, and Lauren Ash—returns for a fourth season, with The Middle star Eden Sher joining the cast as a new character. Premieres Thursday, October 4 on NBC. Read our interview with Lauren Ash here.

I Feel Bad

This new comedy series follows Emet (Sarayu Blu), a wife, mother, and career woman who’s trying to “have it all.” The pilot episode is by Aseem Batra and is based on the novel I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything by Orli Auslander; Amy Poehler is an executive producer. Premieres Thursday, October 4 on NBC.


For My Crimes by Marissa Nadler

Indie-folk singer Marissa Nadler’s eighth album is “instrumentally sparse but thematically complex,” writes BUST reviewer Cindy Yogmas. “With songs ruminating on relationships, her soft strumming and fingerpicking send her sweetly seductive vocals into an eerily serene dreamscape.” Out Friday, September 28. See BUST’s October/November 2018 print issue for review.

The Lamb by Lala Lala

Lala Lala’s second LP “is a sometimes-dreamy sounding and often soul-baring look into the life of its vocalist,” writes BUST reviewer Kathryn Hensch. Out Friday, September 28. See BUST’s October/November 2018 print issue for review.


 All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chung

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Nicole Chung’s memoir “shows that adoption—particularly trans-racial adoption—doesn’t fit into a trite, simple narrative,” writes BUST reviewer Erika W. Smith (me, hi). “And the lyricism of her language makes her story a pleasure to read.” Out Tuesday, October 2. See BUST’s August/September 2018 issue for review.

 What If This Were Enough?: Essays by Heather Havrilesky

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Heather Havrilesky—who writes the column “Ask Polly” on the Cut—”urge[s] readers to dismiss society’s concept of ‘enough’ and instead define it for themselves” in this essay collection, writes BUST reviewer Shannon Carlin. Out Tuesday, October 2. See BUST’s October/November 2018 issue for review.

 Good And Mad by Rebecca Traister

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Rebecca Traister—author of All The Single Ladies—explores “the transformative power of female anger” in her latest book. Out Tuesday, October 2.

top photo: MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.


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