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In case you haven’t hopped on the House of Cards bandwagon yet, here are five reasons why this political drama will tickle your feminist fancy: 1)  It passes the Bechdel test.  Yes, there are scenes with two female characters with names that talk to each other about something other than men. Woo! 2) Robin Wright is a bad-ass in this show. Her role as Mrs. Claire Underwood is bold, sexy and sometimes pretty darn scary. Also, she ... Read More
Looks like Orange Is the New...back. (Sorry.) Despite the onslaught of other binge-able TV shows in the interim months (True Detective, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, etc.) the absense of Jenji Kohan's sleeper hit Netflix series has been felt. Much has already been written about how thrilling it is to see an unflinching depiction of women – almost exclusively women – moving through the annals of prison. So many former taboos in a single show! In ... Read More
   Former BUST cover-gal Natasha Lyonne has been stealing hearts ever since the days of Pee-wee’s Playhouse stardom. Post Pee-Wee, she has been inspiring women everywhere with her sex-positive, witty, and provocative performances in dramedies like But I’m a Cheerleader, American Pie, Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, and Nora Ephron’s play Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The actress has an uncanny ability to portray women ... Read More
  In college courses, I studied Asian American women and their vast contributions to feminism. Oppressed both as women and as Asian-Americans, amazing ladies have fought for their civil rights since the days of the Transcontinental Railroad (and before). But we have a long way to go before we truly embrace what Asian-American women have to contribute to feminist discourse, and we can start by hearing what racial justice advocate Lindsey Yoo has to ... Read More
Piper Chapman, three months shy of her incarceration in federal prison, lounges on the beach with her fiancé Larry, gabbing casually about her jailtime to-do list. “I’m going to read everything on my Amazon wishlist. And maybe even learn a craft, you know? I could be crafty.” Oh, girl. You know that the protagonist of Netflix's new original series, Orange is the New Black, is about to have a rude awakening.  And don’t ... Read More
Even if you’ve never watched Arrested Development, it’s safe to assume your Facebook feed has been appropriately cluttered with statuses about its new season. After cancellation and a hardcore seven year hiatus, fans have been anticipating the Bluths Netflix return. Now, in the dawn of Memorial day is seems that viewers are in an emotional hang-over. Being from a proud family of marathoners, my brother and I watched the first three seasons within less ... Read More
As we count down the days to the Netflix premiere of Arrested Development's long-awaited fourth season, we're left to watch old episodes and reminisce in anticipation of brand spankin' new material. Now we can get even more stoked by taking a gander at this trailer that's jam-packed with all of your favorite Bluths making all of the hugest mistakes. These include, but are not limited to: 1. Gob using creepy, inappropriate magic tricks to flirt with women2. Michael ... Read More
Thank god May 26th is on a Sunday, because thanks to the Arrested Development premiere, we won't be leaving our couches. We're crazy with anticipation, and these new teaser posters aren't making it any easier. Those afraid of any possible spoilers will be pleased by the safe references on display here, but the long wait has us eager for clues of what's next for the Bluths. You'd think a show with such intricate writing would give us a cryptic, Mad Men-style ... Read More
Last night you went to bed, dreaming and wishing for new Arrested Development episodes. You said to yourself  “don’t be silly, the show ended over six years ago, stop this pointless dreaming”. Then you awake to this beautiful day. You open the internet and are greeted with this: “New ‘Arrested Development’ Season Coming to Netflix on May 26” You wished this to life. You used “The Secret”. You’re ... Read More
For the past few months, my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been rife with enthusiastic praise for the Netflix political drama, House of Cards. I have no shame in admitting that I devoured the show’s entire first season in a single weekend. The show is run-through with amazing performances from Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara (among others), brilliant writing, and bonkers plot twists that, fair warning, I might touch on in this post. One of my ... Read More