The writer never imagined identifying with Barbie. But Greta Gerwig’s thought-provoking portrait of the doll’s rude awakening of experiencing misogyny in the real world mirrored the...
The nearly-50-year-old fantasy game used to be the primary domain of nerdy white cis guys. But with collaborative storytelling as its core, it has become more accessible, imaginative,...
TV's long-form narrative offers opportunities to watch sexuality unfold over time, but bisexual storylines continue to be made palatable through a handful of tropes.
Author Joyce Carol Oates and film director Andrew Dominik have a sadistic way of portraying iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, reducing her rich life to a one-dimensional role: victim.
In the era of Fan Rule, crowds that once screamed for their idols have morphed into masterfully organized groups, an evolution that reflects the tribalism of our times.
The genre comprising 'Inventing Anna,' 'Bad Vegan,' and 'The Dropout' delivers more than riveting girl-boss con-artist tales about white femininity. Together, they tell a bigger story...
Reality TV creates villains and heroes out of ordinary people, who then have to inhabit that manufactured identity long after the camera stops rolling.
Growing up in the 1980s, there was little in the way of queer representation on TV. Now we've shattered the celluloid closet. But is this progress restricted to our small screens?
Can a TV series starring a genuinely kind cis-het man be an antidote to a culture of toxic masculinity? Perhaps not, but it's a welcome fantasy.
Kate Winslet's mesmerizing portrayal of a small-town detective in 'Mare of Easttown' not only reveals her character's grief but also our own.