BY Rebecca Peterson in Boob Tube on Aug 25, 2014 |
Beyoncé gave a major shoutout to our favorite dirty word, flashing “FEMINIST” in lights behind her during last night’s Video Music Awards performance. Text filled the screen for the sampling of novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TEDx Talk on embracing feminism, leaving no ambiguity that one of America’s biggest pop stars is indeed a gender right’s icon.
While much can be said about whether Beyoncé ... Read More
BY Lex Ellenthal in General on Jul 11, 2014 |
You may or may not be familiar with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. If you aren’t, it was a thing on Twitter recently where people tweeted pictures of themselves or their loved ones holding signs that said why we need diverse books. However, it’s sort of lost momentum, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t noticed a change in the literary landscape as far as representation is concerned. In fact, other than Orange is the New Black, I ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jul 11, 2014 |
Almost every twenty year old on television is white, ESPECIALLY in comedies (give or take the occasional token brown friend). Organic stories about the lives of people of color aren’t typically seen as small screen material, because COME ON, people experiencing racism in the work place? What kind of social justice bull is this?! I’m tryin’ to relax.
These kinds of racist attitudes are exactly why I am stoked for Twenties, an upcoming project that is ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Boob Tube on Jul 08, 2014 |
Looks like sexual predators in the public eye have been getting their comeuppance lately. This time the culprit was Skyler Page, creator of the animated series Clarence on Cartoon Network. We don't often hear of big studios (television is a bit of a boy's club it seems) firing employees for committing sexual assault, but the Network surprised us by firing him after another employee, Emily Partridge, revealed that he had sexually assaulted her. Partridge is a ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on Jun 10, 2014 |
Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s three part “speculative fiction” series, MaddAddam, will be turned into an HBO series by director Darren Aronofsky. The series consists of three novels: Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam. The trio follows various characters in a world where a flood has wiped out most of mankind and those remaining are left to survive in society run by corporate operatives rather than any state-sanctioned ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in General on May 30, 2014 |
Earlier this year, Amber Ruffin was hired to write for Seth Meyers’ Late Night. This was very significant because she is the first woman of color to write for a network late night show, ever. That’s right, ever.
The state of the TV writing industry is not very diverse, you see, if hiring a black woman writer makes headlines.Luckily, the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) proposed legislation that would make New York the first state to incentivize the ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Boob Tube on May 16, 2014 |
Are you obsessively checking Netflix to see if "Orange is the New Black" has secretly released episodes from the new season early like we do? Well, even if you don't do that, we know you can't wait for it to start. Check out an interview we did with OITNB star, Danielle Brooks, to get you pumped for season 2, which premiers on Friday, June 6, 2014!
By the time Danielle Brooks got the phone call that changed her life, the working stage actor was starting to doubt ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Boob Tube on May 06, 2014 |
I know, it's a lot to take in. This is a talent threesome dreams are made of. A new series entitled Difficult People will star hilarious On the Street with Billy host Billy Eichner and wildly talented head writer Julie Klausner as cranky New York City comedians who apparently hate everyone, but love pop-culture, and each other. The show will be produced by none other than Amy Poehler, because she does everything awesome. Based on the awkward and perfect ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Boob Tube on Apr 21, 2014 |
I just watched 3 minutes of Ilana Glazer rolling around a floor in bubble wrap and then smashing her face into a cake.
I know you are probably thinking, "Why the hell would you watch that?" Well personally I will watch anything Glazer does, as a huge fan of her Comedy Central show Broad City. The show itself started off as a web series created by Glazer and co-star Abbi Jacobson about two girls living a hysterically real and yet completely absurd life in Brooklyn. ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Feminizzle on Apr 11, 2014 |
Julia Louis-Dreyfus appears on the most recent cover of Rolling Stone Magazine wearing nothing but the preamble of the U.S Constitution - and perhaps a little more. Despite the misprinted John Hancock signature sitting right above Louis-Dreyfus's luminescent derriere, the image itself is rather shocking. At first I was a bit skeptical about the productiveness of Louis-Dreyfus's unexpected nudity, especially the photograph of a white-wigged fellow tattooing her ... Read More