Movie Review: Kite

BY Emily Robinson in Movies |

Most US, live-action adaptations of mangas are known to be thrown into developmental hell and take years before they see the light of day. In a movie landscape that is mainly dominated by instant adaptations of YA novels, their sequels, and remakes, only two movies come to mind as being a directly sourced from popular mangas and/or animes: 2008’s Speed Racer and 2013’s American remake of Oldboy. Neither of the movies were box office hits. Instead of ... Read More
  There’s nothing I love more than a solid night in and a good movie. As much as I enjoy a classic, though, a lot of them come from a time when “Bechdelling it” wasn’t a thing. Movies were (and in many unfortunate cases, still are) made to make money, not to make sure women get represented fairly in the entertainment industry. Or in any industry. Or in life. But I digress.  Wouldn’t it be so good if our favorite movies ... Read More
What’s more kickass than a female superhero? A queer female superhero. The Soska Sisters (twin sisters who are known for making super rad female-focused horror films like American Mary) are set to direct the movie that will bring Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane to life.Painkiller Jane is a comic from the '90s that focuses on a bisexual cop-turned-superhero with special healing and regenerative powers. She’s a woman, ... Read More
“Yes means yes” will soon be the rule of thumb on California college campuses, thanks to California Senate Bill 967, which passed in the state senate Thursday. SB-967 mandates that California colleges adopt “an affirmative consent standard in the determination of whether consent was given by both parties to sexual activity.” The bill defines affirmative consent as “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual ... Read More
Miranda July is at it again. The director, artist, writer, and overall creative powerhouse just launched a new messaging service in collaboration with Miu Miu, and it's awesome—though anything involving both Miranda and Miuccia Prada is enough to turn my eyes into giant cartoon hearts. The app, titled Somebody, was created to explore the chaotic opposite of the efficient and concise communication we enjoy today. As July told AnOther, Somebody is the ... Read More
  Aliaa Magda Elmahdy is only 23 years old and already she’s making headlines. An Egyptian feminist and internet activist, Elmahdy has amassed a substantial following on Twitter and Facebook, and has had no trouble making waves online and in the streets with her protests against the oppression of women in the Middle East. Her latest stunt, however, is by far the most shocking.   Elmahdy recently posted a photo on her blog of herself and another ... Read More
  This week, did the Emmys put women on a pedestal, or did they knock them off of it?   Thanks to Queen Bey’s VMA performance this past Sunday, feminism is the f-word on everyone’s lips. A word that normally warrants skeptical and dismissive looks, Beyoncé and other celebrities are making it “trendy” through efforts to mainstream it. With that taste still fresh in our mouths, Sofia Vergara being displayed on a rotating ... Read More
August is coming to a close (where did the month go??) and a lot of our Busties will be going back to school this fall, so we thought we would compile our intern staff's favorite songs of the past month (new and old!) to wrap up the summer, now that the dog days are over. The nights are already getting cooler, we're all secretly aching to get back to wearing cute boots and knee high socks, and I for one am ready to drink hot coffee again. I mean, I'm not going to ... Read More
It's 2014 and this is officially Nicki Minaj’s year. She rang in the new year with February’s “Lookin Ass” (which literally annihilated the male gaze) and made headlines with her “Baby Got Back”-reclaiming “Anaconda”. Now let’s remember how we all got to know and love her in the first place: her track-dominating features. Ursulatheseabitch, an 8tracks user, created a dance (and/or tears) inducing mega mix ... Read More
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