Rachel Simon
Rachel Simon is the Associate Movies Editor at Bustle, a Buffy connoisseur, and a one-time contestant on Slime Time Live.

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Why It's Totally OK If Women-Led Comedies Aren't Great

In between the superhero blockbusters, the terrifying horror flicks, and the loads of '90s remakes, summer 2017 also offers a few movies making up another genre: raunchy, big-budget comedies, starring...
By Rachel Simon

What Naomi Watts Really Thinks Of Always Playing The Mom

For successful male actors, there are a few stages they're likely to go through over the course of their careers: the initial breakthrough, the heartthrob parts, the romantic lead, the corporate CEO —...
By Rachel Simon

'Megan Leavey' Gives Women In War The Spotlight

Whether they take place during recent years in Aghanistan or Iraq, or are period pieces examining life during World War I or II, most military movies have one thing in common: men. Nearly all war movi...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Ariana Grande + Pride Month

Happy Monday, all! June is officially underway, and already, the month seems to be speeding by. I have a feeling that this summer is going to go by faster than any of us are ready for, and 4th of July...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On The Paris Agreement + Jennifer Garner

Happy first day of June, everyone! It's hard to believe we're nearly halfway through the year, but here we are — and at least it's actually feeling like summer outside, finally. Unfortunately, the big...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Covfefe + Kathy Griffin

We've made it to the very last day of May, everyone — can you believe it? It's absolutely crazy to think that we're about to enter the sixth month of the year, and that so much time has already passed...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Ariana Grande + 'The Bachelorette'

Hi there! Hopefully you all had great, relaxing, long weekends filled with barbecues, picnics, and quality time with your BFFs. Today might feel like the most Monday-est Tuesday ever, but hey, at leas...
By Rachel Simon

Wonder Woman's Flawlessness Is Her Biggest Downfall

Like many female movie fans, I've grown tired of seeing superhero movie and superhero film starring a lineup of men, with the ladies relegated to supporting roles or hardly in the picture at all. So,...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Greg Gianforte + Memorial Day Weekend

Hello, hello! Happy day-before-the-long-weekend-begins, everyone! Hopefully the weather will hold up for all of our plans, but if not, there are always plenty of TV marathons to watch (more on that la...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On The Pope + 'Game Of Thrones'

Happy hump day, everyone! It's been quite a week already, with the Manchester tragedy, Trump's visits overseas, and more, so you'll be forgiven if it's hard to believe we're only halfway through. Than...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Manchester + Roger Moore

Tuesday has been an incredibly sad day, due to the tragic attack at Ariana Grande's Manchester, U.K. concert on Monday night. In the aftermath of the deadly explosions, new information has come out ab...
By Rachel Simon

'Pirates 5's Jokes About "Ugly" Women & Sex Workers Are Uncalled For

Like many major Hollywood franchises, the Pirates of the Caribbean series has never exactly been known for its inclusion and treatment of women. The movies have starred almost entirely male casts, wit...
By Rachel Simon

The Ariana Grande Black Bunny Ears Ribbon Is Stirring Up Debate

As more information comes out about the tragic events of Monday night's Ariana Grande concert, tributes have begun to pour in. Countless people are honoring the victims of the explosions, which took t...
By Rachel Simon

For Amber Tamblyn, Being A Woman Is An Act Of Resistance

To say that Amber Tamblyn has been feeling political lately is an understatement. Currently, the actor's social media feeds are filled with statistics about health care and reproductive rights; in Jan...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Billboard + Billy Bush

Happy Monday, all! It may be a dreary day here in New York, but there's officially less than a month to go until summer officially begins (June 21, if you're counting). We're almost there, people! To ...
By Rachel Simon

Michael Fassbender Sexually Plays The Recorder In 'Alien: Covenant'

What's better than one Michael Fassbender in a movie? Two Michael Fassbenders in a movie, as shown by Alien: Covenant. In the new film, the actor plays the roles of David and Walter, twin androids who...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Roger Ailes + Chelsea Manning

How's everyone doing on this lovely day? It's nearly the weekend — just one more workday to go before you can sit back, relax, and enjoy this gorgeous weather all Saturday and Sunday long. What a craz...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Comey + 'The Bachelorette'

Happy hump day, friends! It's an absolutely gorgeous day here in New York, and the rest of the week is looking to be just as nice, thankfully. The weekend seriously can't come soon enough. But first, ...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Russia + The Oscars

How's it going, everyone? It's a gorgeous day here in New York, and the week is set to only get warmer and sunnier in the next few days. Summer is right around the corner, y'all! And the news is just ...
By Rachel Simon

'Everything, Everything' Star Anika Noni Rose Refuses To Be A Stereotype

Over the course of her career so far, Anika Noni Rose has played every kind of role under the sun, from a Disney princess (The Princess and the Frog) to an aspiring singer (Dreamgirls) to a fierce, un...
By Rachel Simon

A Day In The Life Of 2 Badass Hollywood Producers

Ever since Wall Street hit theaters in 1987 and announced to the world that "Greed is good," financial dramas have become as commonplace in Hollywood as rom-coms or horror flicks. From Margin Call to ...
By Rachel Simon

How 2016 Changed Taylor Swift Forever

For as long as I've followed celebrity culture, I've cared about Taylor Swift. I'm not a singer, and my foray into songwriting lasted about two weeks during seventh grade, but like countless others, I...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On ChyRo + The Electoral College

Happy Monday! Hopefully, your weekend was full of holiday parties, hot chocolate, and movie marathons of all the best Christmas classics, from Home Alone to Love, Actually. This week is likely going t...
By Rachel Simon

Celebs Pay Tribute To Zsa Zsa Gabor

A Hollywood legend has passed away. On Sunday, it was announced by Variety that according to the star's rep, Zsa Zsa Gabor had died at the age of 99. Gabor, an actor and personality, had reportedly be...
By Rachel Simon

Imogen Poots Is All About Getting Sh*t Done

There's having a banner year for your career, and then there's Imogen Poots' 2016. Over the course of the last 12 months, the actor has appeared in three acclaimed movies, each as different from each ...
By Rachel Simon

These Are The Best Movies Of 2016

The end of 2016 is finally upon us, and oh, what a year has it been. Between the U.S. presidential election, the deaths of beloved public figures, and massive events like Brexit and Zika, these past 1...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Kanye + 'Rogue One'

Hope everyone had a good Tuesday! This day has been quite, um, interesting, seeing that it started with a Donald Trump-Kanye West meeting that seemed too strange to be real and yet actually, somehow, ...
By Rachel Simon

This Sex-Positive Doc Is A Must-See

When director Garrett Zevgetis first set out to make a documentary at the famed Perkins School for the Blind, he didn't have a specific focus in mind; as he recalled to Independent Magazine in March, ...
By Rachel Simon

The 2017 Grammy Nomination Snubs Are Major

With the release of the 2017 Grammy nominations on Tuesday morning, awards season has officially begun, and they're off to quite a start. From Beyonce getting all those noms for Lemonade to Adele bein...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Standing Rock + 'Westworld'

Happy Monday, everyone! December is officially in full swing, so if you haven't already decorated that Christmas tree and stocked up on comfy sweaters, now's the time. The holidays will be here before...
By Rachel Simon

Gina Rodriguez's Awards Show Is So Empowering

Thanks to her title role on The CW's acclaimed dramedy Jane the Virgin, Gina Rodriguez is no stranger to awards shows. In just three years, the actor has earned a Golden Globe win and several Critics ...
By Rachel Simon

Jessica Chastain Is A Nasty Woman & Proud Of It

It might feel like ancient history now, but it was only a little over a month ago that Donald Trump took the stage at the third presidential debate, glanced over at Hillary Clinton, and muttered the s...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Kanye & Face Masks

Only two days to go until Thanksgiving, people — which means that if you haven't started gathering your cooking items and prepping for the stress that'll inevitably come when distant relatives pile in...
By Rachel Simon

How Two Directors Captured The 2013 Boston Bombing

It's hard to believe that it's been over three-and-a-half years since the Boston Marathon Bombings, the terrorist attack that caused the deaths of three people and injured over 260 others. For those w...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Selena Gomez + Sabra Hummus

Happy Monday, everyone! The first day of the workweek is generally something of a slog, and the first day of a short workweek tends to be even worse. Add in the cold weather (especially if you're in N...
By Rachel Simon

'Fantastic Beasts' Introduces A Huge New Character

For all of the brand-new characters introduced in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, it's the one who has a connection to a family fans already know that might have the biggest impact on the fra...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On 'Gilmore Girls' & Black Friday

It's officially hump day, everyone. If you've felt like this week has been dragging on forever, it's not just you — for all of us, these days post-election, pre-Thanksgiving are bound to feel slow. Th...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On 'The Bachelor,' Books, & More

Happy Tuesday, everyone! This time last week, we were all freaking out over the election occurring that night, and while, a week later, things have definitely not calmed down for good, hopefully today...
By Rachel Simon

Bustle's Editors On Obama, Kardashians, & More

How's everyone holding up? Nearly two days after Donald Trump was announced America's president-elect, the country is still reeling from the news. Some people are in celebration mode, but many others ...
By Rachel Simon

What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About Today

For many people, today has been a painful day. It's difficult to come to terms with the fact that, last night, Donald Trump was elected our next president, beating Hillary Clinton, a candidate whose b...
By Rachel Simon