Judy Berman

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Megyn Kelly's Horrible Show Is Perversely Gratifying to Watch

The tone-deaf gaffes and unrelenting chaos on 'Megyn Kelly Today,' coupled with the host's history of racist, anti-women rhetoric, will likely secure the show's destiny as a camp classic.
Judy Berman
10.3.17
Music

American Pop Music Is a Story of Race, Sex, and Power

Ann Powers's new book, 'Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music,' charts the complex relationship between bodies and music, and it manages to do so without descending into objectification.
Judy Berman
8.31.17
Film

Why Everyone Should Love Barbra Streisand, the Anti-Dream Girl

From "Funny Girl" to "Yentl," Streisand's plucky heroines defy adversity and follow their dreams—even if they rarely get a conventional happy ending. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)
Judy Berman
7.5.17
Interviews

The Pioneering Filmmaker Known for Her Wild, Antifascist Sex Comedies

In 1977, Lina Wertmüller, whose work depicts the battle between sex and politics, became the first woman nominated for the Oscar for Best Director. We caught up with the 88-year-old filmmaker to talk about her legacy.
Judy Berman
4.14.17
Reviews

New 'Polish Cannibal Mermaid Musical' Is a Story About Immigration and Girlhood

"The Lure" is a lurid, dazzling retelling of the Little Mermaid fable, set in a strip club and featuring a pair of mermaids with cannibalistic tendencies. We spoke to director Agnieszka Smoczyńska about the film, a "fairy tale for adults" whose glitz...
Judy Berman
2.3.17
Film

Lesbian Vampires Have Always Been Cool as Hell

In honor of James Franco's new sapphic adaptation of 1996's cult flick "Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?" we look back at how the popular erotic bloodsucker trope has evolved in film.
Judy Berman
6.17.16
Interviews

Lesbian Terrorists Use Porn as Propaganda in This Radical New Film

We talked to controversial queer filmmaker Bruce LaBruce about his new film, "The Misandrists," which mixes punk rock, political theory, and porn—and promises to piss pretty much everyone off.
Judy Berman
5.11.16