Header by Rory Midhani
Two girls tried to commune with the spirits. You’ll never guess what happened next. (This is a comedy sketch, don’t be scared.)
Girl Rising is about nine young women paired with accomplished writers from their native countries in an effort to tell their stories and progress the global movement for girls’ education. The documentary is directed by Academy Award-nominated Richard E. Robbins and includes narration from the likes of Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Meryl Streep and Kerry Washington.
Gold Stars is a webseries written, directed by, and starring Lane Moore (The Onion, Jezebel, McSweeney’s) who plays Cassie. It also features Molly Knefel (30 Rock, Melissa Harris-Perry) and Katie Compa. After Cassie quits her job in solidarity with Anna, a coworker she never spoke to, they both decide to move in together and become freelancers, taking on crazy, creepy, and sometimes dangerous Craigslist jobs. You can find more episodes on the Gold Stars YouTube page and keep up with other happenings on Twitter.
Elle released some behind-the-scenes interviews and footage from the Orange is the New Black photo shoot. They all continue to be charming and perfect.
This is Brittani’s Video Party, where I bring some of the “best” videos from all over my internet together so we can clap, cry or deconstruct. Have you ever gotten to a video and it already has 33 million views and you wonder where the heck have you been? Well I’m here to help you so that you see it when it only has 32 million views. Aim low, world. Aim low.