Revenge Director Coralie Fargeat on Playing With Film Clichés and the Artistic Power of Blood

“Women always have to put up a fucking fight,” Revenge’s main villain, a chiseled, wealthy businessman, at one point spits at the movie’s heroine Jen while the two are locked in a violent duel. French director Coralie Fargeat’s new movie, released May 11, is the story of one blood-drenched, bullet-drilled, goretastic…

2 Real Housewives of New York Superfans Spend an Intimate, Song-Filled Evening With the Countess

They say that lightning never hits the same place twice, but this is hardly true, neither in nature nor at Feinstein’s/54 Below, the cabaret venue in the basement of what was once Studio 54, where Real Housewives of New York’s Luann de Lesseps brought back her show #CountessAndFriends for another sold-out run.…

Asia Argento on Her Film Scarlet Diva and Why It's Okay for Women to Be Enraged Right Now

“I’m Anna Battista, I’m 24 years old, I live in Rome, and I’m the most lonely girl in the world,” Asia Argento’s lead character, a famous young Italian actress, proclaims in the writer and director’s 2000 film, Scarlet Diva. A semi-autobiographical depiction of Argento’s life, the film follows Anna, a wandering party…

Talking With Tanya Saracho About Vida, Her Thrilling New Queer Latinx TV Series

On Sunday, Starz will air the first episode of Vida, a new series about two Mexican American sisters who, after their mother’s death, return to their quickly gentrifying neighborhood on the Eastside of LA. The show is groundbreaking, you may have heard, for its writer’s room, which is helmed by Mexican-born playwright…

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An Interview With the Co-Director of Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

The act of watching a documentary in the same room as the subject’s family and friends is a harrowing experience, especially when the subject isn’t there to witness it. For the past two years, co-directors Kate Davis and David Heilbroner have closely followed the case of Sandra Bland, and Wednesday night was the first…