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The Complex Queerness of Nola Darling in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It

It has been refreshing seeing the show tackle issue like street harassment, gentrification and explore alternative sexual/romantic relationships. Insecure tackled it this season with Molly and her childhood friend turned bae, Dro. Yet, when I watched the trailer for the series the aspect of Nola's character I was most interested in was the part where she calls herself a "polyamorous pansexual." How would this series tackle Nola as a queer black woman? Well, let's discuss.

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In a 1991 Interview, Bette Midler Said Geraldo Rivera Drugged and Groped Her

Last year, reporter Kinsey Schofield tweeted a clip of an old interview between Bette Midler and Barbara Walters, in which Midler said that during her first meeting with Geraldo Rivera, he drugged and groped her in a bathroom.

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Disney’s Mulan Finds Its Lead and It Is an Actual Chinese Actress

Yesterday, The Hollywood Reporter announced that the live-action adaptation of Disney's Mulan found its lead in Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu. Even more impressive, the people in charge of casting went out of their way to ensure that they got an ethnically Chinese actress.

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5 Women To Remember on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day was created by the UN as a way of giving thanks and paying tribute to the women who have worked to increase women's access to education, safety, and general independence around the world. So today at TMS we are going to talk about 5 women (2 historical and 3 modern women) who worked to ensure equality for women.

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Mary Magdalene Brings Rooney Mara Into Another Whitewashed Role

How many times are we going to have the same conversation about Biblical movies and race?

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Things We Saw Today: Godless Doesn’t Live Up to Its “No Man’s Land” Promotion

Godless Doesn't Live Up to It's "No Man's Land" Promotion, Green Lantern writers eyeing a new actor for GL, Issa Rae stays winning, Chris Grady teaches everyone to be a great guy and Sesame Street does a fun Stranger Things parody.

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Johnny Depp Should Not Be in the Harry Potter Franchise

Also, David Yates: STFU

David Yates doesn't care about Johnny Depp's wife-beating: "Whatever accusation was out there doesn’t tally with the kind of human being I’ve been working with.”

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littleBits Competition Brings Boys and Girls to STEAM Through the Power of Star Wars—Do You Wanna Built a Droid?!

littleBits and Lucasfilm have teamed up to host a competition that will help empower children to get invested in STEAM programs. “Star Wars has always expanded kids’ imaginations and inspired them to see what is possible,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “We’re excited to collaborate with all of these incredible companies and littleBits to showcase the power of STEAM in action and inspire the next generation of inventors.”

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Mrs. Potts Lets Us All Down, Says Women Have to Take Some Blame for Sexual Harassment

When you see a celebrity you love and respect trending out of nowhere, it can usually mean one of two things. They died, or they have fucked up expertly. In the case of Murder She Wrote and Beauty and the Beast actress Angela Lansbury, it is the latter.

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David Ayer Wanted More Joker in Suicide Squad—Let’s Just Give Joker a Break

Suicide Squad was like stinging your eye with a lemon after the raw pain inflicted on our pupils by Batman v. Superman. By itself, an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience, but as part of a terrible universe where some of the most iconic characters in comics get bastardized ... it stung real bad.

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If The Golden Globes Need a Feminist Host, They Should Pick Samantha Bee

If Golden Globes want to make a stand about supporting women and providing a feminist voice for them, they should pick Samantha Bee.

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Male Anxiety About Dating Is Both Hilarious and Irritating

Men are nervous about the future of dating and consent in this new post-Weinstein world and the anxiety is both mildly hilarious and highly irritating.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Engagement Is a Big Deal Even If You Don’t Like the Royals

No matter what you feel about the royal family—and there are a lot of opinions that are valid on both sides—the significance of Prince Harry being engaged to a divorced, mixed-race African-American woman, post-Brexit, is hella big news.

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Things We Saw Today: Digital Spy Lists the 10 Most Expensive Movie Flops of All Time

2017 has not been a good year for movies. While there have been some that have gone beyond expectations like It, Thor: Ragnarok, and Wonder Woman there was also Blade Runner 2049, Justice League and most films that came out in October that have now been forgotten.

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Oscar Pistorius’s Prison Sentence Doubled by Supreme Court

A new update in the case happened when the supreme court of South Africa raised Pistorius' sentence from six years to 13 years and five months.

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This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Tessa Thompson

Long live the Valkyrie and Tessa Thompson, our newest Afro-Latina warrior. You should be so lucky she kicks your ass.

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The Dark Universe Is Dead—I’m Sure Someone Is Upset by That Somewhere

It seems like after the dismal numbers that The Mummy (2017) brought in that Universal is finally letting go of their dreams of a Universal Movie Universe aka The Dark Universe.

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Jennifer Lawrence Speaks Out About Nude Photo Hack: “It Was So Unbelievably Violating”

Three years ago Jennifer Lawrence and several other women were victims of a massive hacking in which a piece of shit posted hundreds of nude pictures for the world to see.

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All I Want for Christmas Is an End to Taylor Swift Think Pieces

Your complicated feelings about your problematic favorite Taylor Swift: keep them.

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Things We Saw Today: Beyoncé Is the Highest Paid Woman in Music This Year—As It Should Be

Even though we are still waiting for that Grammy (those Grammys. Tbh her self-titled album was awesome, let's not forget), that hasn't stopped the queen from getting that money.

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