The sequel to Magic Mike is almost wholly devoid of plot. But it understands the narrative structure of female desire in the way few films do.
Mark Wahlberg has been churning out mid-budget genre films for 20 years — which is why it’s surprising that his success is predicated on his old-fashioned attitude toward what it means to be a movie star.
In Touch comes from a long line of publications that split their time between titillating half-truths and rigorous investigative journalism. But is the magazine the last gasp of the American tabloid tradition — or its future?
“Fashion tech” companies like Stitch Fix are using algorithms and personal stylists to sell women the priceless commodity of confidence — but who’s left out?
It’s tempting to think of Trunk Club as a well-marketed service for rich, busy dudes — a way to make clueless, frumpy men into well-dressed lazy ones. But is the masculinity that Trunk Club sells worth aspiring to?
Entourage has always celebrated the pleasures of bro-ing out without consequences. So what makes the film feel so toxic?
Granny hair, granny panties, grannies all over popular media — what does the visibility of older women and the fashions associated with them suggest about our current cultural moment?
Rebel Wilson isn’t the first Hollywood star to fabricate details of her past. But the reason she did so speaks volumes of the industry’s logic concerning what sort of bodies should appear on-screen.
We all know that the women who surround us contain multitudes. Kendrick powerfully suggests that celebrities can as well.
Mad Men’s Betty Draper has spent every day recovering from the quiet trauma of her deeply unfulfilling life. Here’s why we should celebrate her. Spoilers below.
What lessons have we internalized by watching our boomer moms figure out careers, love, and motherhood?
The Netflix series, created by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, brought audiences a nuanced (and hilarious) black gay man, but its Asian-American and Native American characters are far from perfect, as are the jokes about them.
The confusing timeline raises the question: How else did the narrative shift for our benefit?
Comics work their whole careers to land their own successful, acclaimed, eponymous Comedy Central sketch show. But after three seasons, and with his show at its creative and commercial peak, Nick Kroll is leaving it all behind for destinations unknown — because he can.
Beneath the BDSM trappings of Fifty Shades lies the fantasy that wealth will set us free. Warning: Spoilers!
How YouTube’s “awkward older sister” is ushering in a new era of female friendship and femininity.
Lynch’s refusal to play by the accepted rules of sports has been been called the work of a “goon” or a “god.” But what if it instead heralds a new, negotiated mode of sports stardom?
One’s an unprecedented hit and the other won The CW its first Golden Globe. But more importantly, Empire and Jane The Virgin are both doing some of the most unique and progressive work on television today.
We’ve used the term for nearly a century. But what does it tell us about the way we label women and their work?
What America’s most popular war movie says about our nation’s continued alienation from the front lines. Warning: Spoiler ahead.