Sage is one of Bustle's Associate TV Editors and a former entertainment journalism freelancer. She loves the high-stakes drama of fan conventions, hosts pop culture trivia after-hours, and will always have faith in every X-Files revival.

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How A Preteen's First Script Exposes Problematic Depictions Of Women In Film

There are ways of dipping back into the mindset you had as a kid. You can find old diaries, online journal entries, school papers, and Tweets. But you may never find a mental time capsule quite as per...
By Sage Young

The Infuriating Reason Some Female Fans Are Upset About The New 'Doctor Who'

Like most serious (and American) Doctor Who fans, I was furiously refreshing my Twitter timeline on Sunday, July 16, waiting for some life-defining casting news that was broadcast in the UK to finally...
By Sage Young

Ashley Nicole Black Is Proof That Comedy Is The Only Way To Fix 2017

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young

These Very Unlikely Noms Aren't Emmy "Snubs"

Emmy nominations day will never be anything but disappointing. There is simply too much good TV and too many masterful performances to honor every worthy offering with a nod. The 2017 Emmy nominations...
By Sage Young

This Woman Out-'Louie'-ed Louis CK

Throughout July, Bustle's Comedy IRL package is featuring photoshoots, profiles, and stories of the women in comedy who are using their craft to elevate female voices and speak out on important issues...
By Sage Young

Starring In 'American Gods' Changed Yetide Badaki's Immigrant Experience

Yetide Badaki knows how you feel about American Gods. Self-described as "the biggest geek you'll ever meet," the actor read the novel when it was published in 2001, and was struck especially by the "C...
By Sage Young

Searching For Illuminati Significance In Beyonce's Reported Baby Names

Big news in celebrities babies: JAY-Z and Beyoncé's twins are reportedly named Sir and Rumi Carter. (Bustle has reached out to reps for couple for comment, but did not yet receive a response.) While y...
By Sage Young

Beyonce May Have Borrowed Her Baby Name From A Poet

After a false start or two, it's possible that the names of Beyonce and JAY-Z's twins are finally out in the world. According to TMZ, the company that handles the trademarks related to the couple repo...
By Sage Young

'The Greatest Showman' Isn't The Next 'La La Land'

With every successful modern movie musical comes the predictive industry pieces: is the movie musical finally back to its studio system glory days? Though 2016's La La Land took some heat for its simp...
By Sage Young

'BB19' Introduces The Den Of Temptation To The Competition

The June 28 premiere of Big Brother 19 crammed a lot of twists and turns into two hours. Paul from Big Brother 18 was a surprise arrival, and the housemates had to lose one of their contingent in the ...
By Sage Young

The Damage Of Trump's Tweets Aren't Worth The Comedy

It doesn't officially come with the job, but every president from Franklin Delano Roosevelt on has lent his name to a presidential library upon leaving office. On June 16, The Daily Show opened for a ...
By Sage Young

Star Ricky Whittle Wants This Deity To Show Up On 'American Gods'

The war between the Old Gods and the New Gods is close to boiling over in the first season finale of the visually sumptuous TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic fantasy novel, American Gods. And cau...
By Sage Young

How The Stars Of 'Oh, Hello' Avoided "Ugly" Jokes

If you think you're tired of constantly stressing about the current state of politics, imagine being a topical comedian. "I wish that I didn't have to think about Donald Trump so much," John Mulaney t...
By Sage Young

The Fate Of 'Bachelor In Paradise' Is Up In The Air

Bachelor fans may not be getting their annual dose of fun in the sun post-Rachel Lindsay's Bachelorette season. News broke on June 11 that production on this season of Bachelor In Paradise has been su...
By Sage Young

'Bachelor In Paradise' Season 4 Hits A Major Snag

The cast of Bachelor In Paradise Season 4 was recently announced, getting fans hyped to see their favorite and not-so-favorite Bachelor contestants hit the beach and the bar. But according to The Holl...
By Sage Young

'Handmaid's Tale' Star Madeline Brewer On Her "Outspoken Feminist" Roots

It's a series that was destined to cause a stir. The Handmaid's Tale novel imagines a society that's either an alternate universe or a very near future — depending on where you fall on optimism-pessim...
By Sage Young

This *NSYNC Deep Cut Will Take You Back

Making it as a boy band can't be easy. First, you need to determine who's who: are you The Cute One? The Bad Boy? The Sensitive Soul? Then you need to learn how to simultaneously sing and dance withou...
By Sage Young

Will Throws It Back To TGIF On 'The Bachelorette'

After dozens of seasons and hundreds of carefully crafted intros, how's a Bachelorette contestant supposed to make an impression anymore? Well, on the May 22 premiere of Rachel's Bachelorette season, ...
By Sage Young

A 'Kimmy Schmidt' Star Takes On The Show's Critics

In its base concept, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is already a provocative show. The series, the third season of which debuts on Netflix on May 19, turns an abuse survivor narrative into life-affirming c...
By Sage Young

'Gotham's Penguin Responds To "Queerbaiting" Accusations

When it premiered in 2014, the premise of Gotham was easy to explain: the show is a prequel to the Batman mythology as comic book readers, animated series watchers, and moviegoers already know it. It'...
By Sage Young

'Atlanta' Reigns As 2016's Most Important Show

The prestige television hype machine moves quickly and unapologetically from series to series. One minute everyone on your timeline is retweeting Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life hot takes, the next ...
By Sage Young

How Keanu Reeves Inspired 'Passengers'

What's better than Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt headlining a love story? Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt headlining a love story set in space. Passengers premieres on Dec. 21 and casts the afor...
By Sage Young

Good News: 'Passengers' Can't Happen Anytime Soon

2016 hasn't been an easy year, so I don't blame you if you've fantasized once or twice about abandoning Earth like the characters in Passengers. Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt play Aurora and Jim, ...
By Sage Young

Why No Jedi In 'Rogue One'? Blame The Empire

Proving that there are still so many possibilities to explore in Star Wars, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands apart from the rest of the movie franchise in a few ways. It's much bloodier and a littl...
By Sage Young

Felicity Jones Shuts Down A Big 'Rogue One' Theory

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shook fans all over the world when it opened on Dec. 16. Now that the dust is settling, it's a good time to take stock of the new information provided by this pre-original...
By Sage Young

Study Up With A Pre-'Rogue One' Star Wars Recap

It warms my heart that for the next few years at least, the holiday season will overlap with "New Star Wars Movie season." (Darth bless us, everyone.) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is in theaters on De...
By Sage Young

The 'Clone Wars' Hardened This 'Rogue One' Fighter

An army of new characters are entering the Star Wars universe via their appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. But one of the movie's ensemble members is a transfer from an existing Star Wars pro...
By Sage Young

'Jerry Maguire' Was The Last Great Romantic Comedy

I was too young to be admitted to R-rated movies when the Cameron Crowe dramedy Jerry Maguire came out 20 years ago. But I latched onto it anyway, begging my parents to allow me to at least rent the V...
By Sage Young

Why John Williams Sat Out 'Rogue One'

Never seen a Star Wars movie in your life? I bet you can still recognize "The Imperial March" and the "Main Theme" when you hear them. And that's because the Star Wars scores written by composer John ...
By Sage Young

Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Record Is Even Bigger

When you've already broken a record, the rest is just gravy. And that's life for Meryl Streep. On Monday morning, Streep scored her 30th Golden Globes nomination for her role in the musical biopic Flo...
By Sage Young

The Globes Snub A 'This Is Us' Standout

Golden Globe nominations were announced early Monday morning, and though the breakout dramedy This Is Us scored a handful of nods in its still-in-progress first season, a core member of the ensemble d...
By Sage Young

'Legends' Is A Different, Better Show In Season 2

I sure hope you don't suffer from superhero fatigue, because extraordinary people who do extraordinary things are still all the rage over at The CW. DC's Legends Of Tomorrow stormed out of the gate in...
By Sage Young

Nicole Kidman Connected To Her 'Lion' Role

The last time Nicole Kidman was nominated for an Academy Award was in 2010 for her performance as a grieving mother in the piercing drama Rabbit Hole. Now, Kidman may be back in contention for her rol...
By Sage Young

How Janet Mock & More Are Fighting For Equality

"I was hoping that tonight would be a celebration of this film and of the future of trans rights," The Trans List director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders tells Bustle at the movie's New York City premiere...
By Sage Young

Meet 11 Activists Who Make Up 'The Trans List'

Filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has directed The Out List, The Women's List, two volumes of The Latino List, and three volumes of The Black List — all interview-based documentaries empowering mar...
By Sage Young

'Jackie' Takes Few Liberties With History

As 2016 comes to a close, the Oscar race is coming into focus. And one clear frontrunner appears to be Natalie Portman for her work in Jackie. She's receiving raves for her tour-de-force performance i...
By Sage Young

The Emotional Journey Of Waiting For 'Rogue One'

I often wonder what goes on in the minds of people who don't get swept up in the excitement of a huge movie release or a binge-able TV show. What's it like to be so unmoved? So bereft of joy and enthu...
By Sage Young

Your Hanukkah Movie Watch List

The numbers may not be even, but that's no reason to let Christmas movies have all the fun. Never forget that It's A Wonderful Life season overlaps with the Festival Of Lights. And since festive films...
By Sage Young

'Miss Sloane' Is A Fictional But Relevant Drama

In her new film, Jessica Chastain looks like the kind of woman you wouldn't want to mess with. The Oscar-nominated actor plays the title character in Miss Sloane, which debuted in theaters over Thanks...
By Sage Young

This Disney Animated Short Is About "Adulting"

This Thanksgiving, audiences are getting two heartwarming Disney stories for the price of one. An original animated short called Inner Workings is accompanying Moana to theaters Nov. 23. Moana, of cou...
By Sage Young