Abortion has been legal for 47 years, but films and TV habitually skirt the issue. Two new projects propose a new subgenre: the abortion road trip.
With the distressing realities of politics, the spread of Covid-19, and a halt to life as we knew it, there’s comfort in political dramas, if only for an hour at a time.
The 1990s were the golden age for actresses of a certain age who portrayed women much like themselves: menopausal, world-weary, and invisible to men. And they were successful—until...
Culture has consistently litigated women's desire to the point of spectacle. But it's really not that complicated.
We spoke with one of our comic idols, ‘Baroness von Sketch Show’s’ Carolyn Taylor, to discuss the new season on IFC, and her gift for transforming the minutiae of our everyday...
The new Netflix film ‘I Am Mother’ explores the genre's longstanding problems with pregnancy and motherhood.
This five-hour historical drama is not a discussion of whether Soviet Communism failed. It’s a mirror of our present moment and the danger of denial.
The critically acclaimed international spy thriller delves into what it means for women to be stereotyped, categorized, underestimated, and ignored—and turns it into an asset.
In the quietly revolutionary Hulu show based on Lindy West's memoir, Aidy Bryant inhabits a radical new protagonist: a fat woman who learns to stop apologizing. We talk with West and...
A childhood sexual-abuse survivor explains the emotional minefield of defending their adult abusers, especially the most charismatic, powerful, and public among them.
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