“People will see it and won’t have a question in their minds about where the heart of the movie is,” said codirector and cowriter Marc Silverstein about the film starring Amy Schumer.
“I never expected this kind of response, but I’m really leaning into it now,” Sadler told BuzzFeed News.
Though many raunchy comedies before it have relied on gay panic jokes, Blockers gives us a moving story about a gay teen and her father’s quest to help her accept herself. (Warning: spoilers!)
The best ensemble show about a twentysomething friend group also happens to be an adult spin on Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia. (Warning: spoilers ahead!)
It's an irreverent teen comedy-drama with a main cast entirely made up of people of color. And it's pretty great.
“People don’t understand that Hollywood is a very violent place,” Terry Crews told BuzzFeed News. “The best way to put it is that it’s like a plantation. … They cut your head off so that the next person doesn’t speak.”
Part of a larger bisexual boom on TV, one of Jane the Virgin’s central characters is coming into her sexuality via an electric romance with a character played by Rosario Dawson.
“Storm Reid as Meg Murray is kind of a radical idea,” DuVernay told BuzzFeed News. The same could be said of DuVernay as her director — a black woman directing a major sci-fi film centered on a young black girl. (Very light spoilers ahead.)
Compared with the Golden Globes, the Oscars took a more...relaxed approach to the fight against sexual misconduct in Hollywood.
Coming from a largely African-American perspective, the creative team behind Black Panther molded Wakanda into a country that spans a continent. (Warning: Light spoilers ahead.)
Tamblyn talked to BuzzFeed News about Time’s Up, James Woods, Quentin Tarantino, and the importance of women’s rage. “I am pro-anger,” Tamblyn said. “I am anti-passivity.”
From eighth-grade girls to skateboarding showboats to struggling gay teenagers, these actors and their roles wowed audiences at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival — and promise to keep audiences buzzing all year.
It was a quieter year at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah, but there were still plenty of powerful, moving, and surprising films worth talking about.
Sorry to Bother You stars Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, heavy doses of sci-fi and fantasy, and the genitals of horse-people.
The Tale, Jennifer Fox's autobiographical film about a woman reckoning with repressed sexual abuse, couldn't have come at a more potent time.
“The people who join this movement without taking any kind of personal accountability for the ways in which [they’ve] helped to perpetuate the culture they are fighting against, that’s hard for me to reconcile,” Farrow said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
"For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men," Oprah said. "But their time is up. Their time is up."
When it comes to grappling with its own history, keeping the reckoning going, and expanding representation, Hollywood has a ways to go.
We did a lot of crying this year, and sometimes it had nothing to do with the news. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)
The Handmaid's Tale and The Bold Type sold themselves to audiences by attaching themselves to feminist conversations. But without considering race, they left women of color behind. Warning: Spoilers within.