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This Lesbian Film Won In Kenyan Courts and Left the Country Divided

"Our effort at every point, even when we’re agitating for constitutional rights, is to make Nairobi, and Kenya overall, largely a place that we are proud of —a place that is fitting the constitution that we’re proud of."
Taylor Hosking
10.10.18
You Make Me Wanna

Shredder from 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Is A Knife-Wielding Sex God

As a child, I had a fantasy of the TMNT villain that involved being kidnapped by Shredder and tortured by his exquisite blades—sometimes, I even used my blanket to tie myself up.
Kitty Stryker
10.5.18
NETFLIX

8 Creepy, Occult-Themed Things to Watch on Netflix This October

The most magical month of all needs a binge-watching list that follows suit.
Leila Ettachfini
9.28.18
Culture

Kenyan Director Defeats Censorship Case Against Acclaimed Lesbian Film

Wanuri Kahiu's acclaimed film 'Rafiki' was banned from being screened by Kenya courts, she fought back, and won— but her case is just the tipping point of the country's homophobia issues.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.21.18
You Make Me Wanna

'Trainspotting' Wasn't Like My Life—But Watching It Made Me Feel Bolder

Ewan McGregor's portrayal of Mark Renton taught me to choose life—and midnight dialogues outside of clubs.
Anastasiia Fedorova
9.7.18
NETFLIX

In 'Sierra Burgess Is a Loser,' Friendship Is More Powerful than Romance

The film transcends its algorithmic plotline to reveal a vivid truth: When your friends see the best in you, you become a better version of yourself.
Sara David
9.7.18
NETFLIX

9 Movies New to Netflix This September that Pass the Bechdel Test

Grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte and get cozy. Fall is upon us and we've got your Netflix binge list of films that star dynamic women.
Leila Ettachfini
9.4.18
movies

Lady Gaga Is Promoting 'A Star Is Born' by Looking Incredible

And it's sickening!
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
8.31.18
movies

In 'Crazy Rich Asians,' Mahjong Means More Than You Know

The pivotal scene, which clearly excludes non-Asian audience members, felt even more meaningful and rare than seeing an all-Asian cast.
Sarah Burke
8.22.18
to all the boys i've loved before

Help! I'm an Adult Woman with a Fictional Teen Boyfriend, Peter Kavinsky

"To All the Boys I've Loved Before" just introduced a new and improved kind of love interest.
Sara David
8.21.18
LGBTQ

Marsha P. Johnson's LGBTQ Legacy Is About How She Lived Her Life, Too

In the film 'Happy Birthday, Marsha!' Tourmaline and Sasha Wortzel use the little archival information we have about Marsha P. Johnson to construct a story about the LGBTQ activist who helped kick off the Stonewall Riots.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
8.20.18
Culture

27 Signs You Are Morally Required to See 'Crazy Rich Asians'

Don't make me @ you.
Sara David
8.16.18