BY Gina Furfaro in Boob Tube on Apr 18, 2014 |
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
BY Amy Carlberg in Boob Tube on Apr 02, 2014 |
With the event of more female-centric TV programs like Broad City and Girls, more often than usual we find ourselves yelling passionately at the screen, "Yes! Yes! That's exactly how it is!" That's the power of representation, and the reason it matters. Individuals who never feel kinship with what they see in media can wind up with a nasty sense of isolation. Seeing people with whom I can identify represented on TV makes me feel more comfortable with myself in ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Boob Tube on Apr 02, 2014 |
In case you didn’t know, we are currently in the middle of International Anti-Street Harassment Week. (Hooray!) However, there’s nothing more sobering than seeing an incredibly misogynistic catcalling advertisement promoting…chocolate candy? Snickers decided it was a good idea to hire actors to play construction workers to yell “loud empowering statements” at women on the street. But, watch the women’s reactions. Very few of ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Boob Tube on Apr 01, 2014 |
I might be one of the few millennials still paying for cable instead of Hulu-ing all my faves, but if you are a part of my so yesterday cable club, you might have also noticed that smart girls seem to be appearing in commercials with increasing frequency. I noticed this trend after seeing this commercial for Coffee-mate creamer. This little lady shames a grown-ass man.
1. Coffee-mate Girl Scout Creamer Commercial 2. GoldieBlox ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Crafty on Mar 05, 2014 |
Are you a fantastic sewer, sewist, or seamstress on your nights and weekends? Would you rather spend 100 hours making a dress than 100 bucks buying one? Do you constantly rip apart your thrift store finds and turn them into your own unique fashion statements? Have you created wedding dresses for friends, pants for yourself, or even costumes for Comic-Con?
If so, don’t miss this opportunity to show off your skills...on TV!
The Sewing Bee, an ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in Boob Tube on Feb 19, 2014 |
It's no secret that we're big fans of Amy Schumer, and we're freaking out over this new preview for her hilarious show, Inside Amy Schumer, which will return for a second season on April 1 at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central. I personally can't stop watching the 2-minute clip, and it's just serving to make me impatient for the amazingness that's in store for the new season. The lineup of guest stars is littered with past BUST cover girls, including Janeane ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr in Boob Tube on Jan 27, 2014 |
Just a quick note: here in Girls Recap Land, we recap the most recent episodes...which means that there will be many, many spoilers. If you have not yet seen the episode and you care about the purity of your experience, we suggest that you don’t read the following, because it will, quite literally, be a play-by-play. K? K.
Marnie—poor, long-suffering, couch-crashing Marnie—is running stairs, chugging banana-coconut smoothies, and listening ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Boob Tube on Nov 25, 2013 |
November 23, 2013 will be a day forever fixed in time and space for Doctor Who fans--or Whovians, as they affectionately call themselves. Saturday the 23rd marked the 50th anniversary of the dearly beloved and longest running sci-fi show of all time.
Such a special occasion was this that at precisely 2:50 P.M. (EST), the show was simulcast in theaters across 80 countries. For those who love the time lord and his Tardis (the blue police box he travels in), ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich in General on Nov 15, 2013 |
In stuff you never thought about but is actually really cool news, a recent color restoration of an Addams Family on-set photo reveals not one inch of the doom and/or gloom you would expect.
Instead, the color scheme is bubblegum and bottle green! Since the show was filmed in black and white, it doesn't seem like there was a need to decorate with a specific color palette in mind. The look of the actual set in color is a little bit "Crazy Aunt Sally," and I'm ... Read More
Lena Dunham, a lady known for her touching comedy and on-screen lack of clothing, is penning a new comedy based on a woman who dresses people for a living. Betty Halbreich, Bergdorf Goodman’s personal shopper, is 85 years old and has been working with the most applauded fashionistas for decades. The women joined one another in a panel at the New Yorker Festival last Sunday, and their chemistry is undeniable. They joke about everything from girdles to jeans ... Read More