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This New Netflix Show Is About an Afro-Colombian, Time-Traveling Teen Witch

"Siempre Bruja" tells the story of a 19-year-old who is burnt at the stake in the 17th century and wakes up in present-day Cartagena.
Zing Tsjeng
5 days ago
Interviews

Director Desiree Akhavan Is Flipping the Script on Coming-Out Stories

The filmmaker behind 'The Bisexual' and 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' is addressing the complexities of sexual orientation in her work. It also coincidentally parallels her real life.
Zing Tsjeng
10.3.18
reality tv

'Paris Hilton's My New BFF' Was the Best Worst Reality TV Show

On the tenth anniversary of the MTV show, its producers reveal that the chance to win Hilton's friendship was only ever meant to be a joke—albeit one that nobody got.
Sirin Kale
10.3.18
You Make Me Wanna

Carmen and Shane Showed Me How Hot It Is to Be Gay

"The L Word" defined a generation of queer women's sexual awakenings, including mine.
S. Nicole Lane
9.28.18
Television

'As Told By Ginger' Was a Feminist Masterpiece About the Trials of Girlhood

Writer and producer Emily Kapnek explains how she created a cartoon that was grounded in the reality of pre-teens everywhere.
Ayoola Solarin
9.20.18
Culture

'Diversity' Was Nothing But an Empty Buzzword at the 2018 Emmys

Of 12 acting categories, only three were won by people of color at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
Sara David
9.18.18
insecure

This Season, Issa's Insecurity Is About So Much More than Self-Esteem

On Sunday's episode of "Insecure," we see the financial side of Issa's problems—and it's painfully relatable.
Britt Julious
8.21.18
insecure

Issa Needs to Learn the Importance of Boundaries

On the season three premiere of "Insecure," Issa's life is a wreck once again and this time it's because she lacks clear emotional lines.
Britt Julious
8.14.18
idris elba

Idris Elba Must Play James Bond—And Every Other Character in Film History

The Broadly staff humbly puts forth some further casting suggestions for our cinematic zaddy.
Broadly Staff
8.9.18
fatphobia

'Insatiable' Is a Perfect Example of How to Get Body Positivity Totally Wrong

The forthcoming Netflix show's plot is literally about how getting punched in the face by a man made a fat girl become "hot."
Brittany Ross
7.23.18
Pose

'Pose' Is So Beautifully Accurate It's Painful to Watch

"Pose" throws shade at a nation that has marginalized its own and turned a blind eye to the AIDS epidemic.
Diana Tourjée
7.23.18
You Make Me Wanna

'The Mask of Zorro' Ignited My Fetish for Sword-Fighting Jerks with Six Packs

Growing up, the mixed messaging I'd received about female desire caused me to fantasise about being ravaged by toga-wearing brutes with questionable sexual ethics.
Annie Lord
7.19.18