Watch Lauren Greenfield's Doc On Magic City, Legendary ATL Strip Club

Anyone who even has a cursory interest in Southern hip-hop culture knows that for decades, Atlanta’s Magic City “Adult Entertainment Nightclub” has been its fulcrum—so important in breaking and predicting hit records that superstars would rather service their tracks to its DJs than anyone at radio. »7/10/15 11:31am7/10/15 11:31am

Amy: The Agony and the Ecstasy (and the Crack Cocaine) of Amy Winehouse

The question at the center of Asif Kapadia’s new documentary Amy is: Can gossip foster compassion? Throughout the sensitive, 128-minute probe into the life of singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, we see footage of (and presumably shot by) the paparazzi that plagued her, the performances that defined part of her career,… »7/03/15 10:00am7/03/15 10:00am

Director Liz Garbus on Nina Simone's Life, Legacy & Lauryn Hill

What Happened, Miss Simone?, which premieres on Netflix this Friday, is a masterpiece. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentarian Liz Garbus, whose storytelling skills are uniquely sensitive to the complicated tales of women and men grappling with fame and internal demons, it presents Nina Simone unlike we’ve ever seen… »6/25/15 2:30pm6/25/15 2:30pm

The True Cost Trailer Shows the Human Toll of Fast Fashion

Conscious clothing consumers know about the human rights issues that fast fashion poses—those cheap, trendy t-shirts everyone cops at retail chains were most likely made by mostly-women garment workers doing their jobs in terrible conditions for astonishingly little pay. The fires and building collapse at factories in… »5/20/15 1:30pm5/20/15 1:30pm

Southern Rites: A Small Town's Inability to Acknowledge Its Own Racism

In 2009, photographer Gillian Laub published a series of photos documenting the high school proms in the tiny Georgia community of Montgomery County, which was remarkable because the proms were racially segregated. Though the students grew up together, played together, and went to Montgomery County High together,… »5/19/15 4:00pm5/19/15 4:00pm

Man Born Without Dick Claims to Have Sexed Over 100 Women

Andrew Wardle may have been born without a peen, but that hasn’t stopped him from sleeping with over 100 women. The 40-year-old U.K. man has an extremely rare defect called penile agenesis, which occurs once in every 5 to 6 million births. Out of all his sexual conquests, Wardle claims to have only told 20% of them… »4/26/15 4:15pm4/26/15 4:15pm

Your Evening Cry: I Am Big Bird Will Punch You Right in the Feelings

Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar, is finally getting his moment in the limelight with the documentary I Am Big Bird. The film is set to hit theaters on May 6th and what the fuck? What is happening to my face? Water. Water emerging from my eyes in an unstoppable waterfall of… »3/12/15 7:50pm3/12/15 7:50pm

Little Edie's Stolen Life: Revisiting Grey Gardens, 40 Years Later

"You don't see me as I see myself, but you're very good what you do see me as... I see myself as a little girl and all that. [My mother] sees me as a baby and I see myself as some kind of a little girl," says Little Edie as she, three-quarters of the way through Grey Gardens, talks with the Maysles brothers and… »3/10/15 3:45pm3/10/15 3:45pm

New Porn Doc Offers a Rare Glimpse Into the Industry's Human History

If there's anything you can't accuse porn of being, it's "too boring" or "non-controversial." And yet, when I speak to Bryn Pryor, the director of X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time, he tells me that a lot of the documentary was edited down because Showtime thought it was just that—too much history, not… »2/06/15 5:50pm2/06/15 5:50pm

​Model Andreja Pejic Is Crowdfunding an Autobiographical Documentary

In July, Andreja Pejic, the Serbian-born Australian model who rose to fame for her androgynous look and style, came out as a trans woman. Now, she and a filmmaker friend are creating a documentary about her past as well as her uncertain future in modeling and are asking for support for their Kickstarter campaign. »9/07/14 4:30pm9/07/14 4:30pm