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I'm not sure what it is, but I have a very deep love for entertainment that features a woman somewhat hopelessly trying to float amid the wreckage of her totally normal life--and if she's just barely keeping her head above water, I fall in love within thirty seconds. I always find myself more inspired by less-than-inspiring portrayals of women's lives. When shows depict women that make it to work every single day no more than five minutes late with perfect hair, ... Read More
The episode begins with a cheeky shoutout to the world of Wes Anderson: a montage of Marnie preparing a spooky-yet-eleganza beachside manse for a girls-only weekend, complete with a banana-yellow title frame and chipper, and Tenenbaums-y strings in the background. It’s already clear that shit’s gonna get weird. Now settled in that strange place where quirk meets melancholy, the crew arrives. Jessa has decided to ride in the back of the bus “for ... Read More
Okay, okay, it doesn't "tell us why we're single" — the comedy stylings of Paul Gale merely expose a truth. Sometimes we can all be a bit shallow, and it never hurts to laugh at yourself. And may I remind those flying solo this Hallmarkian holiday of the many reasons why being single is the bees-knees. Namely, remote-control ownership, autonomy, every-night-is-ladies'-night, not-having-sucky-relationships, self-confidence, unplanned adventures, and ... Read More
Ahh, Valentine’s Day — that 24-hour block designed to sell greeting cards, indicate the lonely and breed competition in healthy relationships. I love flowers and candlelit dinners as much as the next pair of pants, but we can all agree on the somewhat forced aspect of a holiday that first calls to mind overcrowded restaurants and cheap plush teddy bears. The brouhaha is enough to make you wanna  take your celebration (or, demolition...) inside. ... Read More
  Girls star Shoshanna has been up to a lot as of late- struggling to find clarity in her romantic life (most recently settling for Parker who she once described as “so dumb that he couldn’t find the library,”), working hard at focusing on her fifteen-year plan to become a successful businesswoman, and unexpectedly, she is a star athlete at the 2014 Sochi Games. ‘Shoshi Games 2014,’ a recent Tumblr development, brilliantly ... Read More
  It’s been a wild couple of weeks, what with Hannah being a dick at a funeral, lots of disappointing professional news, Caroline’s inevitable (though, I can sense, impermanent) removal from the scene, and Marnie falling into Ray’s surprisingly willing arms. Since her grand book plans are officially kaput, Hannah gets a job writing advertorials for GQ. The new gig comes with a closet full of free snacks, which conveniently gives the Girls ... Read More
For something that is so often talked about, "virginity" is one of those things that doesn't have one solid definition. I mean, think about it. What is virginity? If a virgin is someone who doesn't have sex, then what counts as sex? If sex is vagina-penis penetration than are all homosexuals virgins? How does this (so called) "biological" state that has no medical definition become so interwoven with a woman's morality and character? Therese Shechter asks these ... Read More
  For last week’s feature in Elle magazine, Amy Poehler described her ravenous appetite for her craft, revealing her excitement about her new directing and producing gig on Broad City and her upcoming book, which she lovingly refers to as a self-help/memoir hybrid.    For Poehler and women everywhere, this is an exciting time. Her passion for women’s rights and female empowerment shines through her her every move, from her website Amy ... Read More
That is not a typo. Yes you, YOU RIGH THERE, have a chance of winning a day on the set of the Masterpiece Classic hit, Downton Abbey.  Have you ever wondered what Lady Mary smells like (no, just me?) or how to set up a table for a proper British supper? By making a $10 donation, benefitting Be The Change Philippines relief, you and a friend will be one step closer to answering these unsolved mysteries. The grand prize includes airfare and hotel for 2 and ... Read More
Our prayers must have been answered because last night during the most boring Super Bowl of a lifetime, empowered women and girls everywhere got some much needed relief from a myriad of sexually objectifying Super Bowl commercials. RETWEET if the sole reason you are watching the #SuperBowl is so you can tweet about sexist commercials. #feminism #Portlandia #NotBuyingIt — Portlandia (@ifcportlandia) February 3, 2014  Thanks to the ... Read More
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