Week of Women: May 11-17, 2018

by Erika W. Smith

This week in feminist-friendly entertainment brings us the a new Ali Wong comedy special, a podcast all about mom-centric movies, new music from La Luz, and more.


The Seagull

The classic Chekhov play gets a new adaptation with an ensemble cast including Saoirse Ronan, Annette Benning, and Elisabeth Moss. Out Friday, May 11. 

Life Of The Party

Melissa McCarthy stars as a woman who, after getting a divorce, goes back to college to finish her degree—and attends the same school as her teenage daughter. Out Friday, May 11.

 Poptarts: A Mother’s Day Viewing Guide

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On our podcast Poptarts, BUST editors Emily and Callie—along with Emily’s mom, veteran culture reporter Janet Rems—discuss their favorite mom-centric shows and movies. Out now. Listen here.


Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife

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Ali Wong returns with her second Netflix comedy special, a follow-up to 2016’s Baby Cobra. Wong—now pregnant for the second time—talks about life with a newborn, becoming famous, and period sex. Out Sunday, May 13 on Netflix.

Little Women

The BBC’s new two-part adaptation of Little Women stars Maya Hawke (Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman’s daughter) as Jo, Willa Fitzgerald as Meg, Annes Elwy as Beth and Kathryn Newton as Amy. Premieres Sunday, May 13 on PBS.

Citizen Rose

Rose McGowan’s limited series returns with a three-part special that covers the release of McGowan’s memoir, Brave. Premieres Thursday, May 17 on E!.


Floating Features by La Luz

La Luz’s third full-length album “plummets listeners into an ominously sun-drenched day at the beach,” proving that the band “can handle all your 2018 beach goth needs.” Out Friday, May 11. Read our review here.

7 by Beach House

Dream pop band Beach House returns with their seventh LP since 2006, the appropriately-titled 7. Out Friday, May 11. 


 Tin Man by Sarah Winman

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Sarah Wiman’s novel follows two twelve-year-old boys who, as they grow older, find their friendship grows into something more—but fast-forward a decade later, and Ellis is married to Annie, and MIchael is gone. Out Tuesday, May 15. 

 The Battles of Bridget Lee by Ethan Young

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This week, BUST.com talked to Ethan Young, creator of this sci-fi comic series inspired by the Mulan folktale. Out now. Read our interview here.

Ali Wong photos via Netflix

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