Slutsky and Bitchin' | Women retook 20% of key backstage jobs in top films after being shunted out in the past
Slutsky and Bitchin' | Women retook 20% of key backstage jobs in top films after being shunted out in the past

Women held more movie-production jobs between 1930 and 1950 than now, even after the studio system had shunted women out of the directorial chairs they occupied during the silent era. As soon as the lure of money, power, and control come into the equation, a profession becomes more "masculinized"

'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 6 sees Jean find a friend in Mrs Groff and Jackson has Viv but Aimee is alone
'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 6 sees Jean find a friend in Mrs Groff and Jackson has Viv but Aimee is alone

It is a rare moment on television to see two adult women bonding without any conflict, as they admit to each other that they both needed a female friend and had been lonely without one

'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 5 sees Ola, Mrs Groff express and embrace their sexuality but Adam struggles
'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 5 sees Ola, Mrs Groff express and embrace their sexuality but Adam struggles

Ola starts having sex dreams about Lily replacing Otis. She runs to Lily's house and kisses her. Thanks to Dr. Jean guiding her in one of her "vagina sessions" for women and the nifty little dildo Jean gifts, Mrs. Groff finally rediscovers her vagina. However, Adam is still in denial about being gay

‘Sex Education’ Season 2 Episode 4 sees Jean’s personal space and love life messed after Remi cheats with her
‘Sex Education’ Season 2 Episode 4 sees Jean’s personal space and love life messed after Remi cheats with her

Jakob, in some ways, exploded into her life and now his detritus is all over control freak Jean's house and she is not quite sure she likes it. When Remi, Jean Millburn's ex-husband and her one-time collaborator, turns up unannounced to spend time with Otis, Jean's love life gets messy as well

'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 3 finds Otis in competition with his mother at Moordale amid love triangles
'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 3 finds Otis in competition with his mother at Moordale amid love triangles

Otis's mom is now in school trying to get students to talk to her about their sex ed needs. She still doesn't know of course that Otis is the "sex kid" or as Eric calls him "Sex Wizard" who is in direct competition with her

'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 1: Jackson and Fiona find themselves in trouble as the school year starts
'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 1: Jackson and Fiona find themselves in trouble as the school year starts

While Jackson struggles with the pressure of being the perfect kid, Fiona becomes a victim of slut-shaming and poor sex education.

 'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 2 shows all action and no talking is a recipe for bad mojo
'Sex Education' Season 2 Episode 2 shows all action and no talking is a recipe for bad mojo

Otis finally figures out how to improve his under-the-panties technique while Mr Hendricks figures out that "Baba Ganoush" can be just as sexy as "dirty b***h" when it comes to pillow talk. 

'Anne with an E' becomes casualty of Netflix-CBC divorce and girls world over are denied a much-needed show
'Anne with an E' becomes casualty of Netflix-CBC divorce and girls world over are denied a much-needed show

The unacceptable casualty of bad corporate deal-making has been 'Anne with an E', a female-centric show in a TV landscape that has very few such offerings with a global following

‘68 Whiskey’ Episode 1 shows how US medics' humanism clashes with Army’s directives in treating Afghan locals
‘68 Whiskey’ Episode 1 shows how US medics' humanism clashes with Army’s directives in treating Afghan locals

Army medics, who have vowed to save lives, are also trained to be soldiers. It is this dichotomy that plays out in Episode 1, especially when the protagonists of the show interact with local villagers who are caught in the war zone with no place to hide or escape

'68 Whiskey' Episode 1 sees Roback, Davis and Petrocelli go AWOL after side hustle goes awry
'68 Whiskey' Episode 1 sees Roback, Davis and Petrocelli go AWOL after side hustle goes awry

The soldiers and the medics on the base all seem to be hustling to earn some extra cash -- from Instagram modeling for firearm manufacturers to betting on bare-knuckle boxing matches to smuggling carpets to exchanging just-expired medicines for hashish

'Miracle Workers: Dark Ages' Season 2 promises hilarious takes on today’s issues like healthcare in feudal era
'Miracle Workers: Dark Ages' Season 2 promises hilarious takes on today’s issues like healthcare in feudal era

'Miracle Workers', in its second season, is trying to do for comedy what 'American Horror Story' did for horror, by featuring the same cast in different roles in a completely fresh story set in the Dark Ages

'The New Pope' rings in new Vatican intrigue as the cardinals look for the 'middle way' in a time of crisis
'The New Pope' rings in new Vatican intrigue as the cardinals look for the 'middle way' in a time of crisis

The first two episodes set the stage for the 'new pope' played by John Malkovich as the moderate leader who the cardinals believe will bring back stability

The objectification of Billie Eilish: Hypersexualization of teen star reveals the dark side of fame
The objectification of Billie Eilish: Hypersexualization of teen star reveals the dark side of fame

A Gen Y kid, Eilish is well aware of how female stars are sexualized and this is why she shrouded herself in baggy clothes and an androgynous look to protect herself

PBS’ ‘Sanditon’ premiere gives Austen drama pedestrian treatment where economics trumps etiquette
PBS’ ‘Sanditon’ premiere gives Austen drama pedestrian treatment where economics trumps etiquette

Andrew Davies' adaptation brings the conversations about money, investments, and inheritances to the forefront and keeps the rituals of etiquette and costumes as window dressing

Slutsky and Bitchin' | Monty Python veteran Terry Gilliam's #MeToo rant is illogical hogwash
Slutsky and Bitchin' | Monty Python veteran Terry Gilliam's #MeToo rant is illogical hogwash

How many talented male actors need to walk up to a powerful woman director and say, "What do I have to do to get in your film"? And how many women actresses are forced to do it because "that's the way the world works"?

'Dracula': Moffat-Gatiss' take on dangerous men, strong women, and love in times of gender war
'Dracula': Moffat-Gatiss' take on dangerous men, strong women, and love in times of gender war

For Moffat-Gatiss, men are not dangerous, just misunderstood little boys, who have fears, and long to be understood by women like Agatha, a figure who is part-mother and part-lover

Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' teases season 3 with campy pop music video: What to expect
Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' teases season 3 with campy pop music video: What to expect

This season will see a new character on the show called Prince Caliban played by Sam Corlett. Not much is known about the character except for the fact that he is royalty in Hell and an antagonist, who Sabrina punches in the video

'68 Whiskey' plays out as military version of high school drama with stock characters on a realistic set
'68 Whiskey' plays out as military version of high school drama with stock characters on a realistic set

Since its main characters are in the war as doctors, they are battle adjacent and mostly stick to the relative security of the army base but also venture out and interact with locals and run lucrative side deals from the base. But death and war form the merciless and constant backdrop

'The Gulf' Episode 6: Jess discovers devastating truths about her car crash and her mentor Doug
'The Gulf' Episode 6: Jess discovers devastating truths about her car crash and her mentor Doug

Not only does Doug Bennington turn out to be a rotten apple, Alex, her late husband whose death she has been grieving about since episode 1 turns out to be a child molester

Don’t feed the trolls: Every time women role models like Lizzo quit, the bullies win
Don’t feed the trolls: Every time women role models like Lizzo quit, the bullies win

It is understandable why Lizzo would want to take a break from all the negativity because persistent hate can take a toll. Since she had taken such an anti-body shaming stance, her decision to quit Twitter becomes a defacto win for trolls

'Prozac Nation' author Elizabeth Wurtzel dies of breast cancer aged 52, celebrities offer condolences
'Prozac Nation' author Elizabeth Wurtzel dies of breast cancer aged 52, celebrities offer condolences

The writer, who inspired a slew of confessional writers and helped mainstream conversations about depression, died in Manhattan after a long battle with cancer

'68 Whiskey' could be 'MASH' for millennials featuring gritty realism of US Army's medical team in Afghanistan
'68 Whiskey' could be 'MASH' for millennials featuring gritty realism of US Army's medical team in Afghanistan

Ron Howard, in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video, has already said it will be an "honest, realistic look at a US medical team in Afghanistan" embracing "the look, the grit, the feel" of the realities of war, despite being billed as a comedy

Slutsky & Bitchin' |  Token feminism message of 'Fleabag' and 'Russian Doll' is as woke as a narcoleptic on Ambien
Slutsky & Bitchin' | Token feminism message of 'Fleabag' and 'Russian Doll' is as woke as a narcoleptic on Ambien

By all accounts, 2019 has been great for show's branding themselves as "feminist", targetting all demographics from 'Fleabag' to 'Mrs Fletcher to 'Dollface'. Join Slutsky and Bitchin', who provide a no-holds-barred weekly feminist take on pop culture and media.

‘Anne With An E’ trends after season 3 premiere as fans demand season 4 for Ka'kwet: ‘Stop saying final’
‘Anne With An E’ trends after season 3 premiere as fans demand season 4 for Ka'kwet: ‘Stop saying final’

Fans have been actively petitioning Netflix for season 4. After crossing 2 million tweets in the earlier #SaveAnnewithanE campaign in November just after the cancellation announcement, #AnnewithanE trended again on January 3 after the Season 3 launch

Bon Iver cancels ‘Come Through’ shows with TU Dance after company’s co-founder accused of sexual harassment
Bon Iver cancels ‘Come Through’ shows with TU Dance after company’s co-founder accused of sexual harassment

The performances were to be staged in Houston, Nashville, and New Orleans at the end of February. Ticket holders have been offered refunds and the band has no plans to reschedule these canceled shows

'Sanditon': Jane Austen's last novel, now a TV series, contrasts 'old' England society with new-age entrepreneurs
'Sanditon': Jane Austen's last novel, now a TV series, contrasts 'old' England society with new-age entrepreneurs

The novel, now a limited TV series, also has the first (and last) black character who is an heiress, the ward of the novel's hero Sidney Parker, who loathes slavery

Peter Facinelli and girlfriend Lily Anne Harrison ring in new year by getting engaged during Mexico vacation
Peter Facinelli and girlfriend Lily Anne Harrison ring in new year by getting engaged during Mexico vacation

Facinelli of 'Twilight' fame proposed to Harrison while they were enjoying a romantic beach dinner at the Estrella Del Mar Beach and Golf Resort. Harrison's engagement ring features a pear-shaped diamond and a gold band

‘Avenue 5’ to build on Hugh Laurie’s American oeuvre with incompetent Captain Clark after ‘Veep’ and ‘House MD’
‘Avenue 5’ to build on Hugh Laurie’s American oeuvre with incompetent Captain Clark after ‘Veep’ and ‘House MD’

The humor utilizes Laurie's ability to play the straight man foil to the increasingly bizarre environment onboard the ship, further complicated by his underlings, bosses and the ship's tourists

'The Gulf' Episode 5 sees Doug Bennington shoot Maori man, pulling Jess Savage into drug ring case
'The Gulf' Episode 5 sees Doug Bennington shoot Maori man, pulling Jess Savage into drug ring case

Jess Savage has to take on investigating her former boss Doug after he kills a Maori man he claims was out to rob him, even as she battles morphine withdrawal and takes care of her pregnant daughter

'Little Women': Stephen King gets schooled on 19th-century feminism as he calls film too modern for its period
'Little Women': Stephen King gets schooled on 19th-century feminism as he calls film too modern for its period

The popular author's tweet reviewing the film was positive, but he had criticized the film's feminist 'thrusts' as too modern for the movie's setting and time period.

California father dies with 3 kids while trying to save them from apartment fire sparked by Christmas tree
California father dies with 3 kids while trying to save them from apartment fire sparked by Christmas tree

41-year-old Juan Moreno had gotten out of his burning home. However, he raced back in when he realized that 4-year-old Janessa, 8-year-old Isaac  and 12-year-old Maria were still inside the house

Trump retweets meme that says Jesus likes him better than Obama after Christian magazine calls for his removal
Trump retweets meme that says Jesus likes him better than Obama after Christian magazine calls for his removal

In an op-ed piece, editor-in-chief of the magazine, Mark Galli, wrote: "His Twitter feed alone — with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders — is a near-perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused"

Debbie Reynolds was ready for Christmas dinner when Carrie Fisher had fatal heart attack: ‘The table just sat there’
Debbie Reynolds was ready for Christmas dinner when Carrie Fisher had fatal heart attack: ‘The table just sat there’

Tragedy marred Debbie Reynolds' last Christmas when daughter Carrie Fisher, who was to be home for the holidays, died on December 27. Debbie Reynolds died one day later on December 28

Kourtney Kardashian gets 'vampire facial' even as Kim sues doctor for using her name to sell treatment
Kourtney Kardashian gets 'vampire facial' even as Kim sues doctor for using her name to sell treatment

Kim Kardashian West had previously said she hated the 'vampire facial' procedure while admitting that "Kourtney is a huge fan"

Tony Hawk shuts down online troll who cracked homophobic joke about him wearing a helmet while skateboarding
Tony Hawk shuts down online troll who cracked homophobic joke about him wearing a helmet while skateboarding

The troll called him "gay" for wearing a helmet at a 1991 event, a mandatory safety regulation at the time. Hawk was quick to point out that it was a homophobic slur

Veterinarian claims Burger King's Impossible Whopper 'will make men grow breasts' because of soy proteins
Veterinarian claims Burger King's Impossible Whopper 'will make men grow breasts' because of soy proteins

Capitalizing on the concerns around the "feminization" effect of soy products, the doctor said the meatless burger contains 18 million times more estrogen than a beef Whopper burger

David Beckham accused of pretending to cook dinner in Christmas video as fans catch real chef in the background
David Beckham accused of pretending to cook dinner in Christmas video as fans catch real chef in the background

Beckham turkey-carving fail was watched by a chef in the background in the Beckham's manor kitchen in the now-deleted Instagram video

Olivia Newton-John gets highest honour from the British government for her singing, acting and charitable work
Olivia Newton-John gets highest honour from the British government for her singing, acting and charitable work

The singer-actress received the honor for her contributions to cancer research and awareness as well as her achievements in the entertainment industry

Students in Virginia's largest school district will now get one day off every year to engage in protests
Students in Virginia's largest school district will now get one day off every year to engage in protests

This move by one of the country's biggest school districts is in response to rising student activism and to encourage 'civic engagement activities'

Trump retweets photo of Bernie Sanders 'Free Sh*t' sign with dog feces in grass before going on meme mania
Trump retweets photo of Bernie Sanders 'Free Sh*t' sign with dog feces in grass before going on meme mania

The fake "Free Shit" Bernie Sanders sign refers to Sanders' campaign promising to give additional government support to voters through schemes like Medicare for All and by canceling all student loan debt

Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd pays touching musical tribute on her third death anniversary
Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd pays touching musical tribute on her third death anniversary

Billie Lourd sings a song in her late mother's bathtub and posts the video on Instagram to mark late Carrie Fisher's third death anniversary

Susan Smith let her kids drown in 1994 and now mourns their death: 'She cries for her children every Christmas'
Susan Smith let her kids drown in 1994 and now mourns their death: 'She cries for her children every Christmas'

An unidentified police source says Susan Smith is a "tortured soul" and "the holidays fill her with guilt and regret"

Stephen King adaptations: Here's a look at all the TV series headed your way from the master of horror
Stephen King adaptations: Here's a look at all the TV series headed your way from the master of horror

The universe of Stephen King's works is set to invade the TV landscape as the author's books and short stories, old and new, are being adapted after the success of other King-inspired work like 'Castle Rock'

We are still waiting for that radical 'Little Women' adaptation that picks up on the book's queer subtext
We are still waiting for that radical 'Little Women' adaptation that picks up on the book's queer subtext

Given that Alcott (who never married) modeled Jo on herself, there is a basis for a queer interpretation of Jo's character. But it is a theme that has never been explored in any adaptation till date.

'The Morning Show': Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell shed their 'likable' personas to tell this #MeToo story
'The Morning Show': Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carrell shed their 'likable' personas to tell this #MeToo story

'The Morning Show' feels like it is, for once, about real (and flawed) people caught in seismic cultural shifts in the wake of #MeToo, hurriedly calibrating their notions of right and wrong and catching up with the newly reset cultural norms.

The Gulf  Episode 4: Jess Savage battles morphine addiction as she solves a case that hits too close to home
The Gulf Episode 4: Jess Savage battles morphine addiction as she solves a case that hits too close to home

As another girl turns up dead and the police find Chelsea Lee's body in the ocean, Jess Savage has to confront the fear that her daughter has gone missing too and is in the clutches of the killer.

Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' pits two female archetypes within a familial battleground
Greta Gerwig's 'Little Women' pits two female archetypes within a familial battleground

How do you negotiate being the woman you want to be in the context of other women, rather than men? It is the question that Greta Gerwig's 'redemption' of Amy brings to the surface unlike the original novel or subsequent cinematic adaptations.

'His Dark Materials' finale sees Lyra and Will embark on journeys through breaches between worlds
'His Dark Materials' finale sees Lyra and Will embark on journeys through breaches between worlds

When you have parents like Lyra's who needs enemies? In the latest episode, Lyra loses her friend Roger Parlow after being betrayed by her father not long after she has been betrayed by her mother.

Mr Robot Episode 13 Series Finale Part 2: Hacktivist Elliot Alderson is revealed as the 'Mastermind' who has taken control of the 'host' body
Mr Robot Episode 13 Series Finale Part 2: Hacktivist Elliot Alderson is revealed as the 'Mastermind' who has taken control of the 'host' body

Part 2 reveals the twist that Sam Esmail had left breadcrumbs for since Season 1 as the Elliot Alderson who we've come to know is revealed to be the fourth alter, the "Mastermind", who has been in control of the "host" body since the show began

Mr Robot Series Finale Part 1: Elliot Alderson realizes he is the monster as he commits 'selficide' to lead a happy, angst-free life
Mr Robot Series Finale Part 1: Elliot Alderson realizes he is the monster as he commits 'selficide' to lead a happy, angst-free life

Elliot 1 is both envious and disbelieving when he explores his doubles' perfect life, surrounded by family and friends. The promise of a loving Angela, telling him she loves him, is enough to drive him to kill Elliot 2 so that he can take his place in the new perfect world.

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