Amy Roberts is a freelance writer, poet and musician based in Liverpool, UK and is the co-founder and co-editor of the feminist pop culture blog Clarissa Explains Fuck All. She currently plays bass for the punk band Aüralskit and is a champion of gin-inspired dance moves.

Latest Articles

Valentina Explains That 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Moment

In what will no doubt become one of the most infamous lip sync moments of all time, Valentina was eliminated from RuPaul's Drag Race on Friday night during a nerve-wracking Lip Sync For Your Life perf...
By Amy Roberts

Liam Payne's "Strip That Down" Lyrics Aren't Dissing 1D

Fans of One Direction were understandably excited to hear what Liam Payne's debut solo single sounded like. However, when the song was finally released on Friday, they were surprised discover that Pay...
By Amy Roberts

'Veronica Mars' Proved Heroes Don't Need To Be Physically Strong To Be Powerful

In the ten years since the final episode of the show aired, the dynamic feminism of Veronica Mars has been an evident influence to various shows. You can see Veronica's quippy, sleuthing style in Pret...
By Amy Roberts

Signs From The 'Veronica Mars' Finale That Logan & Veronica Are Forever

It's been an entire ten years since the final episode of Veronica Mars aired, breaking every fan's heart in the process. Because at the core of every Marshmallow is a sad, simple sentiment: Veronica M...
By Amy Roberts

'Veronica Mars' Had A Truly Liberating Approach To Sex

Unsurprising for a show about a teenage investigator who thrives off bringing private details to the forefront, Veronica Mars was never private about sex. While some shows aimed at the same audience m...
By Amy Roberts

Every Law Broken In The 'Veronica Mars' Finale Alone

So, here's the thing. Everything I know about law I learned from repeated viewings of police procedural shows on TV. That might not make me as much of an expert as I think I am, but I do know that the...
By Amy Roberts

Proof That Vivian Banks Was The Real Boss Of 'Fresh Prince'

If you regularly feel the exhaustion of modern life, then you clearly need to take some inspiration from Vivian Banks' best moments on Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air. On top of being a terrific professor, mo...
By Amy Roberts

A Look Back At Pippa Middleton's Relationship Timeline

All eyes will be on Britain this weekend as the wedding of the year takes place, so you might want to know how long Pippa Middleton and James Matthews have been together. You know, in order to really ...
By Amy Roberts

You'll Want This 'Gilmore Girls' Lego Set In Your Life

Listen, in this life, there are people who express their romantic feelings by writing poetry or cooking a candlelit meal And then, there are people who build a Gilmore Girls Lego play set for their ot...
By Amy Roberts

'The Little Mermaid' Live Musical Isn't Too Far Away

Get your shining collection of gadgets and gizmos-a-plenty in order, because ABC announced a live musical version of The Little Mermaid as part of their upcoming programming, and you'll probably want ...
By Amy Roberts

Why 'Attack Of The Clones' Is Really Disturbing To Watch As An Adult

Let me put this scene into context you. A long time ago (well, about 15 years or so), in a galaxy far, far away (or, Britain, which isn't actually that far away), I went to the local movie theater to ...
By Amy Roberts

Why The 'Gilmore Girls' Finale Was More Feminist Than The Revival

Ever since I first discovered the show, I've been completely enamored with the feminism of Gilmore Girls. And while its feminist statements weren't always the most groundbreaking or intersectional, th...
By Amy Roberts

'Quantico's Future Currently Seems Uncertain

It's that time of year again, where fans anxiously wait to hear whether their favorite shows have been renewed or canceled. And there's one specific series whose fate is up in the air; it remains unkn...
By Amy Roberts

'Riverdale' Officially Casts A New Reggie

I think I speak for most fans when I admit it was a little devastating to find out that a new actor is playing Reggie Mantle in Riverdale when the show returns for Season 2. It was announced at the en...
By Amy Roberts

Peppermint's Airport Story From 'Drag Race' Is So Important

Providing a pivotal pause for thought during the May 12 episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, Peppermint shared the story of a transphobic experience she endured while waiting in a Moscow airport for a conne...
By Amy Roberts

Farrah Moan Opens Up About 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

With a shady reading challenge and a tricky comedy roast to contend with, Friday night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race took the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of every queen to task. Even whe...
By Amy Roberts

The Weirdest, Craziest Lyrics On 'Harry Styles'

There you were, drinking in every one of the precious lyrics from Harry Styles, when suddenly a strange sentence hits you. Then another. And another. You wonder, "damn, am I hearing this right?" and y...
By Amy Roberts

These 'Harry Styles' Album Lyrics Could Be About Taylor Swift

OK, you guys. Keep breathing, because the day is finally upon us: Harry Styles' debut album is available for us all to listen to obsessively on repeat. And while, yeah, you're going to be doing that w...
By Amy Roberts

Donald Glover's 'Deadpool' Won't Affect Atlanta... Right?

In direct proof that the universe can truly be forthcoming with gifts when it wants to be, Donald Glover has co-created a Deadpool animated series with his brother, Stephen Glover. Which, like, damn r...
By Amy Roberts

These Uplifting '00s Songs Should Be Popular Again

If you ask me, one of the best ways to work through your feelings is to play some great music really loud. That's exactly what I've been doing lately, looking to music of the recent past to vent some ...
By Amy Roberts

This Disney Channel Show Deserves More Love

Growing up, I felt eternally privileged to be able to enjoy TV channels with programming made just for kids. And though I adored Nickelodeon, there was one Disney Channel show which truly made me feel...
By Amy Roberts

Do You Remember How These '90s Shows Ended?

Listen, there are some shows so beloved that just about anyone can recite exactly how they ended, and when it comes to the final episodes of TV shows from the '90s, that's often the case. We all know ...
By Amy Roberts

These So-Called "Chick Flicks" Deserve Respect

Okay, let's set one thing straight: the word "chick" needs to stop being used in reference to women. We're not at a sock hop dance in 1959, here. In particular, the word seems to get thrown around in ...
By Amy Roberts

It's Time To Rewatch These Nickelodeon Shows

The way that I see it, everyone needs to have one show ready-to-go that's easy to watch at any time. Having a TV show that you can throw in the background while making dinner or that you can happily f...
By Amy Roberts

The 'DuckTales' Reboot Cast Nails The Iconic Theme

The holiday season means different things to different people, but for me, it's always meant indulging in some sweet, childhood nostalgia while enjoying endless parties which inevitably end in a karao...
By Amy Roberts

Carlton Was The Real 'Fresh Prince' & Here's Proof

I know that this is hardly Vampire Diaries or Gilmore Girls territory, and that Fresh Prince of Bel-Air isn't a show that I need to pick teams for, but dammit if I'm not Team Carlton all the way. Thro...
By Amy Roberts

We Don't Have Long To Wait For The Golden Globes

If all of the boozy, sparkling fun of the holiday season is already giving you a serious hankering for the glitz and glamour (and celebrity partying) of awards shows, then you may be wondering, when a...
By Amy Roberts

Don't Miss This Billboard Women In Music Performer

As far as awards shows go, there's a specific one that I always make a concerted effort to watch: The Billboard Women In Music Awards. Providing an empowering platform that not only highlights and cel...
By Amy Roberts

Kanye West Might Be Working On New Music

Potentially proving that he's finding recovery through creativity, TMZ is reporting that Kanye West is working on new music from his Bel-Air mansion. TMZ's source claims that Kanye has built a tempora...
By Amy Roberts

Ryan Reynolds Really Is Entertainer Of The Year

When Deadpool was released in February of this year, I honestly didn't want to get my hopes up too high for how good it would be. Though the trailers hinted at its acerbic brilliance, a part of me (th...
By Amy Roberts

1D's Louis Tomlinson Might Be Going Solo, Too

After 2016 began with the announcement of One Direction going on hiatus, it looks as though the year could end with all four of the remaining members (following Zayn Malik's previous departure) offici...
By Amy Roberts

The 'Fresh Prince' Gave Us Two Inspiring Icons

Whenever I'm having a bad day, I love nothing better than escaping into a classic episode of an old TV show. And The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air isn't just totally therapeutic viewing for stirring up some...
By Amy Roberts

The 'GG' Revival's Most Heartbreaking Quotes

I don't know about you, but I was an absolute, complete emotional wreck during Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life. Despite stockpiling the recommended allowance of junk food with which to sufficiently ...
By Amy Roberts

'Collateral Beauty's Trailer Has An Emotional Song

As far as I'm concerned, the second that Halloween is over, it officially becomes Christmas season. As well as providing the perfect opportunity with which to legitimize eating a variety of comfort fo...
By Amy Roberts

When Will Trump Nominate A SCOTUS Replacement?

As we continue to feel the aftershocks of Donald Trump being chosen as the new president-elect, there's one immediate political question waiting to be answered by his presidency — when will Trump nomi...
By Amy Roberts

The 'Parks And Rec' Co-Creator Nails The Election

After staring into space in absolute horror for a good, solid hour on Tuesday night following the emotion splintering election results, I briefly found comfort in thinking "What would Leslie Knope do?...
By Amy Roberts

Self-Care Is So Important After This Election

Sometimes, life and the world at large can be so overwhelmingly daunting and seemingly cruel that it can feel exhausting just to be awake. The news that Donald Trump has been made America's President-...
By Amy Roberts

These Beyoncé Songs Are Perfect For HRC'S Rally

I don't know about you, but whenever I encounter an intrepid period of stress, I always reach for the almighty musical power of Beyoncé to help me get through it. The woman is an inspiring beacon of s...
By Amy Roberts

Bat-Fans Will Love The 'Lego Batman Movie' Trailer

If you've been obsessed with the premise of Lego Batman ever since the character's appearance in 2014's The Lego Movie, then you're likely beyond excited for the 2017 release of The Lego Batman Movie....
By Amy Roberts

16 Unique Love Songs For Hearts With A Lot To Say

Love is a great and wonderful thing, but it's also totally complicated. Some of the best love songs of all time would have you believe that love only exists in three basic forms — pining for it, havin...
By Amy Roberts