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Mara Wilson on Childhood Fame & the Sexualization of Child Actors

When I was growing up, it was Emma Watson. For the generation before me, it was Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. Now it's Millie Bobby Brown. All of these child actresses have been turned into sexualized objects by older audiences. It's not just the girls; the young boys are also being called cute, with fans saying how they shouldn't call them in ten years. While people might frame it as a joke, it doesn't stop the fact that what's happening is the sexualization of children.

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Stranger Things Honest Trailer Is a Hilarious Bike Ride Through Nostalgia

"The following trailer only spoils season 1 of Stranger Things. The bad men will get us if we spoil season 2 before it's on Blu-ray."

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Monday Cute: Sean Astin Plays With Toys & Remains Our Noble Hero

On Thursday afternoon, actor and universally known delightful person, Sean Astin (aka Bob aka Samwise aka Rudy), teamed up with Sharper Image to promote their Pop-Up Store Launch Party in Times Square.

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If the Stranger Things Kids Could Stop Being So Great at Literally Everything, My Self-Esteem Would Appreciate It

Added to the list of things they're great at: Motown covers!

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Some Stranger Things Fans Seem to Be Forgetting That the Kids in That Show Are Actual Children

These are humans. They are actors, meaning they produce work for us to consume and no part of their job permits fans to make demands on them personally. And please let's not forget that they are CHILDREN.

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Stranger Things Is Great at Subverting Toxic Masculinity

There's been some understandable criticism of the flawed portrayals of women and girls in both seasons of Stranger Things. But while the way Stranger Things portrays women could be more nuanced, the show’s powerful deconstruction of toxic notions of masculinity makes it a decidedly feminist—though still arguably imperfect—piece of television.

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UPDATED: Stranger Things Creators Added an Unscripted Kiss Specifically Because It Made Sadie Sink Uncomfortable

A kissing scene in Stranger Things 2 was only added after actress Sadie Sink got "so freaked out" at the prospect of one that Ross Duffer thought, "I gotta make her do it now..."

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Millie Bobby Brown Borrows Some of Cardi B’s Flow to Rap a Stranger Things S1 Recap

In a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Brown did her part to help out anyone who might want to jump into Stranger Things S2 without complete knowledge of S1.

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The Spoilerific Stranger Things 2 Discussion

This is the spoiler-heavy part of our initial Stranger Things 2 coverage, where we can discuss all the meaningful, spoiler-ful developments and character arcs.

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Spoiler-Free Review: Stranger Things Grows and Changes in Season Two, But It’s Still Got All the Same Heart

The good news is that Stranger Things 2 is still pretty awesome. What flaws it has are rather similar to those of the first season, and while the plotting can feel too easy or slow, the characters' surprising growth and touching relationships more than compensate.

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Things We Saw Today: Kelly Marie Tran Made Herself a Porg Costume for Halloween

Kelly Marie Tran dressed in a homemade porg costume for Halloween, continuing to prove that she is too pure for this world.

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Things We Saw Today: Halloween Bento Boxes Are Not Okay!

File this under "Disgusting."

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Why I’m Glad Stranger Things S2 Will Have Nancy and Be Barb-Free

Stranger Things S2 arrives tomorrow, and I'm totally excited! I can't wait to get back to my girl Eleven. Also there are some young dudes who are pretty cool. Oh, and Joyce, one of the most nuanced television moms ever! Oh, and Nancy, my favorite low-key badass who was a surprise fave for me Season 1. You know who I'm glad isn't coming back? Barb. And no, I don't even care if she gets justice.

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Gaten Matarazzo’s Recap of Stranger Things Season 1 Is a Perfect Primer for Season 2

Gaten Matarazzo, AKA Dustin Henderson recaps the first season on Teen Vogue with numbered props that detail all the significant events in Hawkins. 

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Things We Saw Today: Cookie Monster Flees Gingerbread Zombies in This Walking Dead Parody

In Sesame Street's parody of The Walking Dead, "The Walking Gingerbread," zombie cookies called "crumbies" come after Cookie Monster and devour all his cookies. Truly evil!

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Things We Saw Today: The Legends of Tomorrow Writers Have A Reminder About Trump and Sexual Assault

The Legends of Tomorrow writers' room recently tweeted a reminder that Donald Trump is unfit for any office.

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Listen to the Stranger Things Season 2 Soundtrack Now

The soundtrack for the second season is currently on Spotify, and the original work of Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein, members of the band S U R V I V E is as perfectly synth-heavy as ever.

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Things We Saw Today: Gina Rodriguez Gathers Hollywood Power Latinas to Be Fabulous Together

Fiercely Latina. #LatinaPower 🙌🏽🙏🏼 A post shared by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on Oct 15, 2017 at 3:38pm PDT It’s nice to be Gina Rodriguez these days. Not only does she have a Golden Globe under her belt for her popular TV show, Jane the Virgin, but she gets to surround herself with other successful Hollywood […]

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New Stranger Things Clip Answers Season 1’s Most Pressing Question

Turn back now if you want to go into season 2 of Stranger Things with a clean slate!

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Things We Saw Today: Let’s Revel in All the Beautiful Art of the #SouthAsianArtists Hashtag

This world's a trash fire, so come escape into the beautiful and fantastic art of the #SouthAsianArtists hashtag.

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