Film

Art

A Cinematic Portrait of Yayoi Kusama’s Triumphs and Travails Is Coming to a Theater Near You

Gather ’round and hear the tale of how one woman endured sexism, momma’s boys, plagiarizers, mental illness, and total social exile to become one of the most successful artists in the world.
Paige Katherine Bradley
8.29.18
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BlacKkKlansman’s Costume Designer Channeled the Best and Most Monstrous of ’70s Fashion

Marci Rodgers researched what made black detective Ron Stallworth look cool, and KKK leader David Duke look evil.
Tahirah Hairston
8.17.18
sex scenes

Sex Scenes: Sometimes, Love Means Severing Your Lover’s Penis and Carrying It Around in Your Kimono

In Nagisa Oshima’s 1976 film “In the Realm of the Senses,” based on the true story of tabloid star Sada Abe, the graphic sex is real—and so is the fear of abandonment inherent to all romantic relationships.
Rachel Rabbit White
8.16.18
Clothes Before Prose

How Tom Wolfe Made Clothing a Man’s Deepest Trait in “Bonfire of the Vanities”

In the Tom Wolfe classic, the superficial layer revealed everything you needed to know about a person.
Max Lakin
8.10.18
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Nancy Meyers Could Be a Secret Streetwear Goddess

Nancy Meyers: Mommy of the Merch.
Andrea Whittle
8.9.18
Film

Can a Rape-Revenge Film Ever Be Truly Feminist?

Coralie Fargeat gives it a go in her film “Revenge,” released in France last year and out on DVD in the United States this week.
Philippa Snow
8.8.18
sex scenes

Sex Scenes: Luis Buñuel and the Supportive Sex Worker Boyfriend

In “That Obscure Object of Desire,” sugar daddy Matthieu is confused by the unpredictable affections of his lover, Conchita. But the simplest explanation is often the right one: she has a boyfriend, and Matthieu is just an annoying client.
Rachel Rabbit White
8.1.18
Film

For a Rising Generation of Hyper-Rich Women, the American Dream Is Whatever They Want

“Wealth [is] much more than money. [It’s] whatever gave us value; sexuality, branding, even youth.”
Daphne Milner
7.30.18
Anime

Anything Lewis Carroll Could Do Masaaki Yuasa Can Do Better

This surreal anime has underwear thieves, a psychedelic journey into the night to find a children’s book, and unreasonably powerful school festival organizers—what more could you want?
Paige Katherine Bradley
7.23.18
horoscopes

Fashion Horoscopes: The Signs as Horror Movie Villains

Don’t get mad, Libras, but you’re Rose Armitage from “Get Out.”
Courtney Perkins
7.19.18
sex scenes

Sex Scenes: Who’s Afraid of Federico Fellini’s Sex Robot?

In Fellini’s 1976 film “Casanova,” the granddaddy of all fuckboys meets his match in a seductive automaton.
Rachel Rabbit White
7.18.18
Film

Myra Breckinridge Was an Agent of Doom for the American Male

The Hollywood adaption of Gore Vidal’s controversial 1968 novel with a trans heroine is screening in LA for one night only as part of a queer cinema festival.
Andy Campbell
7.17.18
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