The Real Housewives of Impending Matriarchy: Reality TV from a Feminist Perspective

The Real Housewives of Impending Matriarchy: Reality TV from a Feminist Perspective

By Anna Dorn

Crazy. Slutty. Bitchy. The overwhelming darkness lurking beneath The Real Housewives series' shiny veneer begs the question: is being on air detrimental to women? 23 Oct 2017 // 3:00 AM

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//Recent Features

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Samantha Mumba sits in a hard-backed chair: perfect posture, perfect makeup, perfect smile.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Dominique Deruddere seems like the ideal dad.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The 28-year-old Brooklyn native began writing plays when he was just ten years old, and his first starring film role was also his first film role.

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Smooth and unstoppable, he's not one to rest on his laurels, but likes to stay busy.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Sean Patrick Thomas is one of the more genuinely polite people I've met. He stands up to shake my hand when I arrive and leave. He acts as if he actually wants to be here, in this hotel lobby two days after Christmas, talking about his job.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The story of San Francisco-based blues singer Paul Pena's journey to Tuva, a teeny republic in the heart of Asia, is certainly strange and wondrous. Still, given the obscurity of almost every element involved, the story probably wouldn't strike most people as the ideal material for a first film.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

It was a little alarming playing a bad actor, because I used to be a bad transvestite, and I've spent years trying to get away from that, trying to be someone whom people might look at and say, 'Hey, I wish I could have that look!

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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