Kelsea Stahler
Kelsea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle and has written for Vulture, The Date Report, Nerve, The Frisky, CMJ, TV Without Pity, and Hollywood.com. She frequently worships at the altars of anything Star Wars, Daenerys Targaryen, and really delicious cheeseburgers.

Kelsea’s Latest Articles

Bill Paxton's Movie Quotes Are Sneakily Iconic

There are some actors who sneak their way into being icons, never demanding your attention, but when you stop to think about them, you realize just how many moments in movie history are owed to their work. Bill Paxton's movie quotes are some of the most memorable, even though your buds in high school or college probably didn't spout them off every five seconds like some iconic comedy lines you have tattooed on the inside of your brain. In light of Paxton's unexpected passing on the morning of Fe…

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Jill Soloway On The One Good Thing About Trump

I know, I know. You're already furrowing your brow and you're 99 percent certain that the headline above is clickbait. But believe it: The idea that there is actually something good coming out of Trump's presidency is legit. But I was skeptical at first, too. Luckily, Transparent creator Jill Soloway set me straight when I spoke to her at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where she was promoting her new Amazon series, I Love Dick. "We’ve been in this business of trying to figure out how to change…

By Kelsea Stahler

In The Bustle Booth At Sundance With Ashley Bell

When Bustle editors go on the road, whether it's for a film festival, a comic book convention, or a set visit, we want to give the celebs we meet along the way the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we have them pose for polaroid that captures their latest adventure, hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, we caught up with one of the stars of Novitiate, Ashley Bell, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park C…

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In The Bustle Booth With Majandra Delfino

When Bustle editors go on the road, whether it's for a film festival, a comic book convention, or a set visit, we want to give the celebs we meet along the way the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we have them pose for polaroid that captures their latest adventure, hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, we caught up with one of the stars of Band Aid, Majandra Delfino at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Par…

By Kelsea Stahler

In The Bustle Booth With Angelique Cabral

When Bustle editors go on the road, whether it's for a film festival, a comic book convention, or a set visit, we want to give the celebs we meet along the way the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we have them pose for polaroid that captures their latest adventure, hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, we caught up with one of the stars of Band Aid, Angelique Cabral at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Par…

By Kelsea Stahler

Just Who Is Dick From 'I Love Dick'?

For a series that is largely centered on the sexuality of one complicated woman (played wonderfully by Kathryn Hahn), I Love Dick sure has a lot of male energy in its title. And that male energy has a character to go along with it. But just who is Dick from I Love Dick and why is it his name in the title of the series instead of a woman's? Kevin Bacon, who plays Dick, the patron saint and beloved professor of Marfa, Texas, explains a bit more about the man, the myth, the legend. "It’s just not…

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When An All-Woman Crew Makes A Movie, This Happens

The reason that so many filmmakers give when asked why there aren't more female filmmakers making it big in the industry is that the industry is male dominated from top to bottom, all the way down the production assistants and gaffers. While it's not as if every single film set gig is occupied by a man, it can often feel that way. Thankfully, the maker of one Sundance film — Band Aid, about a couple who decides to work through their fights and squabbles by writing songs together — endeavored to …

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Bustle Booth At Sundance: Filmmaker Marianna Palka

When Bustle editors go on the road, whether it's for a film festival, a comic book convention, or a set visit, we want to give the celebs we meet along the way the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we have them pose for polaroid that captures their latest adventure, hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, we caught up with writer, director, and star of Bitch, Marianna Palka, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival i…

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This Movie Will Change The Way You See Instagram

Generally speaking, I'm pretty averse to movies about social media. But apparently, when those movies come through Sundance (sup, Catfish?), I'm willing to pay attention. Enter 2017's Ingrid Goes West, the Instagram-themed Sundance movie that I literally cannot stop thinking about. Director & writer Matt Spicer, producer & star Aubrey Plaza, and co-stars Elizabeth Olsen & O'Shea Jackson all sat down with reporters during the mercilessly snowy Sundance Film Festival to break down the shocking, ye…

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Jessica Williams' Rom-Com Will Please Feminists

I'd like to tell you the relief I felt at the end of The Incredible Jessica James, a rom-com just picked up at Sundance by Netflix and starring the incredible Jessica Williams. I really would. Unfortunately, Williams describes the feeling at the end of this remarkably feminist rom-com more perfectly than I ever could when I speak to her at the Sundance Film Festival. "Yeah, like, you don’t feel like a trash monster [when you watch it]," she says, sitting in an armchair with the idyllic scenes o…

By Kelsea Stahler