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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Jul 21, 2019 at 02:43. 2 comments

Regina King Is Busting Heads in the New Watchmen Trailer

Regina King Is Busting Heads in the New Watchmen Trailer

Do you know it’s Comic-Con? People, it’s Comic-Con, which means that the plebes among us who are not currently in San Diego absorbing all the starry pop-culture shit we can take to the face are getting the trickle of trailers and goss as it hits the internet. Enter: the full new peek at HBO’s series The Watchmen, based on the classic Alan Moore comic and premiering in October, and the fact...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jul 18, 2019 at 08:00. 17 comments

Westworld to Possibly Be Less Confusing

Westworld to Possibly Be Less Confusing

I was pretty invested in Westworld’s puzzle-box structure in its first season, but by season 2, I was having as much trouble hanging onto the plot as I was the summer I gave myself only one week to finish my requisite AP English reading, Anna Karenina. Westworld’s known for having as many plot twists, time jumps, and hanging threads as 19th century Russian nihilists have nicknames, after all,...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jul 15, 2019.

Jon Snow's Manbun Stars in New Game of Thrones Final Season Teaser

Jon Snow's Manbun Stars in New <i>Game of Thrones</i> Final Season Teaser

At (very) long last, HBO has announced the premiere date for the final season of Game of Thrones. According to a new teaser the network tweeted out on Sunday night, Winter is Coming on April 14. Coming with it: Jon Snow, Jon Snow’s manbun, the dead animal on Jon Snow’s neck, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, and I think maybe some ghosts?

The one-and-a-half minute teaser doesn’t reveal a whole lot,...

Lauren Evans Lauren Evans Jul 14, 2019.

The Dick in the Euphoria Premiere Was Fake, and That's Fine

The Dick in the <i>Euphoria </i>Premiere Was Fake, and That's Fine

Euphoria has promised many things; primarily, an unflinching look at the underbelly of “Gen Z” high school life. But we were also assured there would be dick—30 of them, at that. But is a dick really a dick if it’s a prosthetic?

If you caught last night’s premiere, you might have noticed the instance of full-frontal male nudity amid HBO’s usual complement of bare female breasts, courtesy of...

Emily Alford Emily Alford Jul 14, 2019.

Kathryn Hahn Just Wants a Spanking in the Mrs. Fletcher Trailer

Kathryn Hahn Just Wants a Spanking in the <i>Mrs. Fletcher </i>Trailer

Kathryn Hahn is usually the funniest part of any ensemble cast she joins, but as of yet hasn’t had a starring role that’s worthy of her. Hopefully, pairing with Can You Ever Forgive Me writer Nicole Holofcener for the upcoming HBO series Mrs. Fletcher means that’s about to change.

In the trailer, Hahn plays a mom whose empty nest sadness at her son heading off to college seems to...

Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jul 11, 2019. 18 comments

I Love You, Now Die's Hollow Portrait of Michelle Carter

I Love You, Now Die's Hollow Portrait of Michelle Carter

The central question at the heart of the Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter case is essentially: Can a text message kill someone? But Erin Lee Carr’s HBO documentary on the case, delivered in a two-part series, is a knotty tangle of questions that go far beyond that. Was the distinctly modern, textual intimacy between these two teenagers misread by adults in this case? Was Carter “involuntarily...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Jul 11, 2019.

Spend Your Next Vacation Pretending to Be Daenerys

Spend Your Next Vacation Pretending to Be Daenerys

Are you keen to immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones? Dying to stand on a rock outcropping featured in the show itself, make a stern face, and announce, “I am Daenerys Stormborn!”? Then you’ll have to book a ticket to Northern Ireland, where HBO is turning filming locations into a proper tourist attraction.

Variety reports:

HBO announced plans to convert several “Game of Thrones”...

Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jul 08, 2019. 11 comments

A Black Lady Sketch Show Trailer Features 'Flintstone Dick' and a Bad Bitch Support Group

A Black Lady Sketch Show Trailer Features 'Flintstone Dick' and a Bad Bitch Support Group

The words “comedy sketch show” are harrowing enough to send shivers down my spine—but that changes when you add the names “Issa Rae, Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis, Quinta Brunson, Angela Bassett, Laverne Cox, Patti LaBelle, David Alan Grier, Jermaine Fowler, Lil Rel Howery, Marsai Martin, Natasha Rothwell, Tia Mowry, and Kelly Rowland” to the equation. A Black Lady Sketch...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jul 02, 2019. 15 comments

Euphoria Paid Respect to the Modern Girl Geek: The Horny Fanfiction Writer

Euphoria Paid Respect to the Modern Girl Geek: The Horny Fanfiction Writer

Euphoria ’s third episode, which aired Sunday night, revealed the backstory of Kat (Barbie Ferreira), a sharp-tongued teen whose reputation as an unremarkable plus-sized girl contrasts with her newfound part-time gig as a camgirl, performing in lingerie for the denizens of Pornhub. But before Kat started posting twerk videos to the internet, and before she was the victim of a cruel act of...

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Clio Chang Clio Chang Jun 24, 2019. 20 comments

The Big Little Lies Kids, From Least to Most Herby

The Big Little Lies Kids, From Least to Most Herby

A friend of mine who is thinking about having her first child told me recently that her biggest worry was that her kid would turn out be a herb . I declined to clarify to her that all children are herbs, the only variance being that they’re not equally so. It’s indisputable that some kids are better than others (some kids, after all, turn out to become Republicans) and the children in Big...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Jun 18, 2019. 10 comments

Euphoria's Subtle, Dark Depiction of Sexual Consent

Euphoria's Subtle, Dark Depiction of Sexual Consent

Unlike other Gen Z-focused shows, the high schoolers on Euphoria don’t talk about Instagram so much as they just use it—less a signifier for older audiences and more like it really is: The inevitable wallpaper of modern life. Kat (played by Barbie Ferreira) absentmindedly scrolling through Insta after losing her virginity; McKay (Algee Smith) watching who he thinks is Cassie (Sydney...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jun 17, 2019. 16 comments

Euphoria Is More Than Drugs and Dick Pics

Euphoria Is More Than Drugs and Dick Pics

Leading up to its Sunday night premiere, HBO’s new series Euphoria earned comparisons to Skins, the British cult-classic that followed a group of teens in Bristol, as they smoked, drank, popped pills, fucked, cried, and did it all over again, in aesthetically pleasing splendor, soundtracked to bloghaus hits. When teasers for Euphoria—a reboot of an Israeli program about a teen drug addict and...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jun 17, 2019. 19 comments

The Big Little Lies Meryl Murder Watch, Episode 2

The Big Little Lies Meryl Murder Watch, Episode 2

When it was announced that Meryl Streep would be joining Big Little Lies season two as Celeste’s (Nicole Kidman) mother-in-law Mary Louise, who comes to Monterey to find out what really happened to her son, I had one small question: will these bitches have to murder Meryl ?

I mean, the “Monterey Five” as they’re known did kill Celeste’s abusive, rapist husband Perry, after all. The last thing...

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Rebecca Fishbein Rebecca Fishbein Jun 17, 2019. 10 comments

Zendaya Gives Euphoria Viewers a Heads Up on HBO Show's 'Graphic,' 'Triggering' Scenes

Zendaya Gives Euphoria Viewers a Heads Up on HBO Show's 'Graphic,' 'Triggering' Scenes

HBO’s Euphoria, which premieres tonight, has already gotten a fair amount of buzz from the pearl clutchers over at the Parents Television Council, thanks in part to all the penises that pop up in the show’s second episode. Parents’ concerns aside, Euphoria does dig into some dark stuff, and star Zendaya gave a heads up on Sunday that the show’s graphic content might be difficult for some...

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Emily Alford Emily Alford Jun 17, 2019. 22 comments

Lena Headey Wanted a 'Better Death' for Cersei

Lena Headey Wanted a 'Better Death' for Cersei

Every Game of Thrones fan came into the final season with a mile-long wish list for an ideal ending, and by trying to give every single one of us what we wanted, writers ended up presenting a hurried mash-up of endings that felt like discount bin versions of the things we actually asked for.

And while I can almost forgive Dany’s lack of concealer taking the place of an actual character arc or...

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Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Jun 14, 2019. 23 comments

The Lost Women of Chernobyl

The Lost Women of Chernobyl

HBO has done the unexpected and managed to turn a five-part, dead-serious miniseries about the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl into a cultural event , complete with memes. The show is a sober examination of the disaster and its literal fallout on the surrounding population. But turning real historical events into blockbuster TV fodder almost necessarily means flattening and cropping in the...

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Ashley Reese Ashley Reese Jun 13, 2019. 17 comments

People Are Already Clutching Their Pearls About HBO's New Series Euphoria and Its 30 Penises

People Are Already Clutching Their Pearls About HBO's New Series Euphoria and Its 30 Penises

HBO’s Euphoria is already stoking ire in the mighty Parents Television Council, whose president asserts that the program “appears to be overtly, intentionally marketing extremely graphic adult content—sex, violence, profanity and drug use—to teens and preteens.” They’re probably really upset about the approximately 30 penises that appear in one episode alone.

The Hollywood Reporter reported...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jun 10, 2019. 16 comments

The Big Little Lies Meryl Murder Watch, Episode 1

The Big Little Lies Meryl Murder Watch, Episode 1

When it was announced that Meryl Streep would be joining Big Little Lies season two as Celeste’s (Nicole Kidman) mother-in-law Mary Louise, who comes to Monterey to find out what really happened to her son, I had one small question: will these bitches have to murder Meryl?

I mean, the “Monterey Five” as they’re known did kill Celeste’s abusive, rapist husband Perry, after all. The last thing...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Jun 08, 2019. 3 comments

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is a Journalist, Will Soon Become Flabby and Obsessed With Twitter

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Is a Journalist, Will Soon Become Flabby and Obsessed With Twitter

This week, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge gave me the pleasure of being able to tell people that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is a journalist. Soon his eyes will begin to strain from staring at screens, he’ll never go outside, and he’ll spend most of his spare time refreshing Twitter.

The question of whether Johnson can legally be considered a reporter came up when he received a subpoena from...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Jun 06, 2019. 17 comments

Russia Thinks It Can Make a Better Chernobyl Show (Filled With Conspiracy Theories)

Russia Thinks It Can Make a Better Chernobyl Show (Filled With Conspiracy Theories)

As everyone already agrees , HBO’s Chernobyl is an excellent series. Every episode, I found myself screaming at my television, some combination of “DON’T TOUCH HIM!” or “DO YOU NOT KNOW HOW FUCKED THIS IS!” or “VODKA WON’T HELP YOU HERE!” But one crowd thinks the show stinks. Uh, the Kremlin.

The Moscow Times reports that popular pro-government newspapers have called the show, which focuses on...

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