Queer director Nisha Ganatra brings Kaling’s funny, biting, meta-critiquing script to life like a bright, slick, dazzling rom-com for women who fantasize more about their careers than they do about Mr. Darcy.
The first IMDb user review for Daddy Issues is titled “Heterophobic movie.” I cannot argue. I also cannot complain. May we blessed with an entire career of heterophobic movies from this properly queer filmmaker.
JT LeRoy is not a great movie. In fact, it’s pretty bad. And yet in so many ways it’s the perfect JT LeRoy movie, the inevitable conclusion to this whole twisted saga.
It’s like Girls Trip’s less raunchy kid sister who went to NYU and made some white friends.
Olivia Wilde is a bisexual sex worker in this political satire that also stars a pint sized Yara Shahidi! And they sculpt artwork out of butter? For some reason? I have your weekend Netflix plans all set.
If I were a man invested, even subconsciously, in propping up a patriarchal society where women, even subconsciously, Know Their Place, Captain Marvel would terrify the pants off of me.
“It’s as if the BET classic Player’s Club ran head first into Hustle and Flow, but cast a cadre of child stars turned ingenues.”
No false promises of “girl power” or happiness. Just a reassurance that being alone together is better than being apart.
Dolly Parton got you Dolly Parton for Christmas and you are very welcome.
Lavish parties, duck racing, powered wigs, and lesbianism — and everybody gets an Oscar nomination.
These women aren’t ultimately just stealing the money. They’re stealing back the ability to control their own lives. To get in at least one solid kick against the rancid, putrid system that forced their backs against the wall in the first place.
Amazingly, director Marielle Heller doesn’t seem to care if the audience is willing to forgive Israel. She has a better question, one we never ask about lesbians on TV and in film.
Queering heteronormative tropes is certainly my favorite way to spend Thanksgiving.
This summer’s top Mommi murder mystery!
The biopic of Colette is only a fragment of her life, the one in which France’s most prolific writer realizes she cannot be contained.
Lesbian mumblecore is practically its own genre at this point, but there’s something extra sweet and authentic about this movie.
Not only is it momentous to see stories with Asians at the forefront, this film does one better by centering on the experiences of different generations of Asian women.
Gillian! Anderson! touches! Kate! McKinnon!
“There’s no male gaze in this movie, none whatsoever. Desiree Akhavan is a queer woman and her screenplay co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele is a queer woman too. It matters.”
Whether or not Alia Shawkat’s indie lesbian film lands with you in any real emotional way will probably depend on whether or not the characters grate on you.