Through Elena’s relationships with her mother and her own daughters, "Little Fires Everywhere" strikes at the oppressive cage of white matriarchy. By Roslyn Talusan This story contains spoilers for the entirety of the Little Fires Everywhere miniseries. I wasn’t surprised when Little Fires
People have hailed 'Ramy' as "exciting" because it brings us "something new". But when I consider the messages in the series, it’s clear that it isn't true. CW—ableism, misogyny, sexual assault, anti-Black racism By Zeinab Khalil Ramy has just been renewed for
While the majority of the nominees and winners reflected a very white ideal within the entertainment industry, there were some powerful wins. By Thelma Rose The 75th Golden Globes saw women taking representation and resources for non-men into their own hands with,
Dubbing the sudden absence of predatory men as the categorical dimming of some bright, new era rings of a false equivalency for many marginalized viewers.If you have remained plugged into our daily Hollywood news cycle, it might seem as if each day brings a newly exposed sexual predator. While that may sound like hyperbole, the sentiment is actually not that inaccurate: since news of Harvey Weinstein's history of assault broke via major press in early October, dozens of celebrity abusers have been publicly identified by their victims. As an audience, our responses to the steady stream of stories have run the gamut – especially for those of us who have our own experiences with sexual abuse. Though some remain focused on the specific trauma (and to be clear, the well-being of the victims ought to be our collective priority), others have their sights set on the potential aftermath. What does all of this mean for Hollywood and the state of entertainment, in general? As we witness the rightful takedown of critically acclaimed men like Kevin Spacey and Louis C.K., many have wondered how this continued exposure of Hollywood's predatory culture will affect the entertainment landscape, especially within television. Recently, TV critic Ben Travers of IndieWire noted Hollywood's current purge as a mark of permanent change to, in his words, “the new golden age of television.” To his credit, Travers is careful not to cite the onslaught of shamed men as the end of premium entertainment, but rather a potential opportunity for a more inclusive industry. That specific hope echoes those of many BIPOC creators who have been working diligently against the very climate that has systemically boxed them out of opportunities.
For those craving a period drama sprinkled with signature British wit, Hulu’s new original series Harlots is a must-watch. It’s been a good year for female-led TV dramas. Between Big Little Lies, Feud and the recent debut of A Handmaid’s Tale, viewers