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These Suffragette Posters Make Me Wanna Go Out and Exercise My Rights

Suffragette, the upcoming film written by a woman, directed by a woman, produced by two women, and starring mostly women, has released three new character posters that make me want to run out and exercise my right to vote. I want to vote in the Republican primary. I want to vote in the Democratic primary. I want to… » 7/15/15 9:15pm 7/15/15 9:15pm

Everyone Drowns in Semen in the Jizzy NSFW Trailer for Love 

Gaspar Noé’s forthcoming film Love, which premiered at Cannes last month, has already been hailed as “the most sexually explicit film of the year,” featuring a boatload of graphic, unsimulated sex in 3D. Which is especially potent, apparently, when one of the actors ejaculates directly at the camera. » 6/29/15 5:40pm 6/29/15 5:40pm

Zadie Smith Is Co-Writing a New Claire Denis Film Set In Outer Space

Claire Denis, the French filmmaker known for mesmerizing works like Beau Travail and White Material, has hired Zadie Smith to co-write her first English-language film. Her stories generally take place in France or Africa, but this one, mon dieu, is going to be set in outer space. ScreenDaily reports: » 6/29/15 3:00pm 6/29/15 3:00pm

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 2:30pm 6/25/15 2:30pm

Courtney Love Issues Cease & Desist to Film Alleging She Killed Kurt

Since the suicide of Kurt Cobain on April 8, 1994, his widow Courtney Love has been dogged by persistent rumors that she had a hand in it. More than 21 years later, Love has now issued a cease and desist against theaters showing Soaked in Bleach, a new documentary that gives a platform to Tom Grant, a private… » 6/17/15 3:30pm 6/17/15 3:30pm

Entourage Is a Groundbreaking Depiction of Male Friendship

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The Entourage movie opened Wednesday, June 3, to fairly tepid reviews. But unlike most of those, two Jezebel staffers watched the film together one day after work and, to our pleasant surprise, thought it was an interesting, well-shot, even artful summer film. » 6/10/15 2:45pm 6/10/15 2:45pm

Emma Stone Playing a Half-Asian Character in Aloha: Literally Why

As you may know, Emma Stone plays a character named “Allison Ng” in the new Cameron Crowe movie Aloha. Her character, who’s supposed to be a quarter Hawaiian and a quarter Chinese, is meaningfully non-white within the framework of the story; according to Entertainment Weekly, she’s a “Hula dancing expert with a… » 6/01/15 1:20pm 6/01/15 1:20pm

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 1:30pm 5/20/15 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 4:00pm 5/19/15 4:00pm

Finally, A Movie That Tells The Truth About Crappy Male EDM DJs!

I am uncontainably excited for We Are Your Friends, the movie that Max “Catfish” Joseph temporarily left Catfish to film, leading to Nev’s demise. I am excited because based on the first trailer, the world of the shitty male EDM DJ is a strange plane with which Max is clearly intimately familiar, and I trust him to… » 5/19/15 1:30pm 5/19/15 1:30pm

Will the New Kurt Cobain Doc Spur More Sexist Hate for Courtney Love?

I DVR’d Montage of Heck and watched it a day after it premiered on HBO. I waited partly out of dread. Everything I’ve read about the Kurt Cobain documentary cast it as the most through and fascinating depiction of him ever—largely due to unprecedented access to home movies, journals, and a clutch of his Dr Demento- » 5/06/15 8:00pm 5/06/15 8:00pm

'Just Do It': A Chat With Iris Apfel, Style Icon & Star of a New Film

Most people outside the fashion industry first met Iris Apfel 10 years ago, as the Rara Avis—the rare bird whose 2005 exhibition of clothing and jewelry at the Metropolitan Museum changed the way we look at style for the better. She was 84 years old at the time, a phoenix or a bird of paradise whose gloriously… » 4/27/15 3:30pm 4/27/15 3:30pm

Ava DuVernay and Q-Tip Chatted About Her Art and 'Black Lives Matter'

It’s no secret that Ava DuVernay’s Selma, very likely the most important American movie of 2014, also served as a litmus test for how the Hollywood establishment views racism, how it views women of color directors, and how it views honest art made about black people. (It also further solidified that the Oscars are… » 4/23/15 11:30am 4/23/15 11:30am

Every Single Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Review Is a Damn Masterpiece

The sequel to the surprise 2009 hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop was released today, somehow, and literally everyone who’s seen it hates it. Its 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes isn’t good for Sony Pictures, but it’s pretty great for fans of movie reviews, because there’s nothing like reading a good burn. » 4/17/15 3:10pm 4/17/15 3:10pm

Iris Apfel, 93-Year-Old Style Goddess, Thinks Normcore Is Dumb as Hell

A friend has a theory that if you're a character in New York and "do stuff" long enough, you'll eventually become a known enough to be profiled in, say, the New York Times. Apparently Iris Apfel, 93-year-old style icon and lifelong interior designer, is a subscriber to this idea, too; in a new interview with the … » 4/09/15 1:10pm 4/09/15 1:10pm