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For Fans of the Series, Looking: The Movie Is a Rewarding Conclusion

In the essential documentary about the history of queer representation on film, The Celluloid Closet, gay screenwriter Jan Oxenberg expressed the desperation of queer moviegoers to see themselves onscreen. “We’re pathetically starved for images of ourselves,” she says. Just a few short generations ago, we were starved…

Roger Ailes Responds to Sex Harassment Lawsuit: “Gretchen Carlson’s Allegations Are False”

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes is publicly rebuking former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson just hours after her attorneys filed an eight-page sexual harassment lawsuit against him in New Jersey. In a statement sent to multiple news outlets, Ailes called Carlson’s unsettling allegations “offensive” and “defamatory”:

Let's Guess What Nicole Kidman's First Line Will Be In Season 2 of Top of the Lake

Earlier this week, it was reported that Nicole Kidman would be joining the second season of Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake in an “undisclosed part.” To fans of the show—even ones like myself who were underwhelmed by its conclusion—this was a reason to be excited. Though her recent successes are few and far between,…

A Pop-Up in Singapore Is Serving 'Prison Grub' in a Jail-Like Setting to Promote OITNB

Here is a bad idea: to celebrate the return of Orange Is the New Black, a restaurant in Singapore, in an apparent partnership with Netflix, is doing a pop-up “prison dining experience.” That means “home-cooked prison grub” served in a jail-like cafeteria setting. Piper Kerman, who wrote the book the show is based on…

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Helena Bonham Carter to Produce and Star in Miniseries Based on the Life of Mazie Gordon-Phillips

Deadline reports Friday that Saint Mazie, Jami Attenberg’s 2015 novel of the same name, has been optioned by producers Helena Bonham Carter and Faye Ward to become a television miniseries. In addition to her role as producer, Bonham Carter will star in the miniseries as Mazie Gordon-Phillips, a fascinating woman who…

Benjen Stark Returns on Game of Thrones. O Shit Whaddup

“Blood of My Blood”... plot advancer of my plot advancer: at the risk of being placed on some sort of Game of Thrones persona non grata/no-fly dossier for nerds, I must be true and note that Episode 6, somewhat like parts of Episode 5, seemed like a series of rote cogs in the set-up for the rest of the season. (I…