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 plays bass and supplies hearty yells in the punk band Aüralskit and is a champion of gin-tasting, extravagant dance moves, and horror movie trivia.

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Why This Bold Musician Wants To Defy "Normal" Feminism

Acting as a thoughtful extension to the eclectic musician's already stunning discography, Angel Olsen's new album, Phases is a treasure trove of unreleased tracks, cover songs, and home demos that demonstrate Olsen's musical evolution. Songs skip con…
By Amy Roberts

Britney & Christina's Rivalry Still Impacts Female Artists In A Horrible Way

If you needed a visual representation of the rivalry between Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, then the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards delivered it. There, the two singers took to the stage in near identical provocative bridal wear and performed si…
By Amy Roberts

Louis C.K.'s Second Stand Up Special Has Been Suspended By Netflix

In the wake of sexual misconduct allegations detailed in a New York Times exposé released on Thursday, the streaming site confirmed that Louis C.K.'s upcoming Netflix standup special is canceled. (Bustle reached out to Louis C.K. about the cancelatio…
By Amy Roberts

Ed Westwick's Upcoming BBC Productions Have Been Paused In Light Of LAPD Investigation

In light of the current LAPD investigation of sexual assault allegations against Ed Westwick, the BBC have announced that two productions starring Westwick have been paused. The UK broadcaster has chosen not to air Ordeal Of Innocence, an upcoming Ag…
By Amy Roberts

Is Taylor Swift's Anti-Gossip Stance on 'Reputation' All An Act?

As one of the most voraciously targeted musicians by gossip, Taylor Swift's anti-gossip stance on Reputation is a powerful reclamation of her agency. After all, the past three years since her last album, 1989, was released have seen Swift's private l…
By Amy Roberts

Sadie Sink Has Responded To The Controversy Over The ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Kiss

A seemingly sweet scene recently left some fans feeling uncomfortable about one of their favorite shows. In response, 15-year-old Sadie Sink has responded to the controversial Stranger Things Season 2 kiss, which took place in the finale. In the scen…
By Amy Roberts

There's One Moment In Harry Styles' "Kiwi" Music Video That Has Everyone On Twitter Losing Their Minds

Are you still alive? Because many Harry Styles fans aren't. Why? Because Styles' Kiwi music video is out, and there's just a lot going on in it. Between the children and the cupcakes, the puppies and that ending, the singer has left a trail of freaki…
By Amy Roberts

Introducing Shamir, The Cool Kid Channeling Millennial Angst Into Bold Pop Music

Bursting open with a scurry of whimsical piano countered by an attack of sharp, clattered keys, Shamir's third full length album, Revelations, is as tender as it is combative. "Games," the bright yet foreboding track that opens the album, perfectly e…
By Amy Roberts

Here's What It's Really LIke To Work With Justin Timberlake, According to Brian McKnight

It was clear within the first ten seconds of Justin Timberlake's debut solo album, Justified, that something had changed about the then 21 year-old singer. There was the bright, strutting piano of "Señorita," and it's bombastic spoken word intro, pro…
By Amy Roberts

19 Celebs You Forgot Were In Ridiculously Cheesy Horror Movies

If frights aren't quite your thing, then perhaps all the famous celebrities in cheesy horror movies will inspire you to check out a scary flick. Hell, even if you're something of a connoisseur when it comes to horror, there's still something fun abou…
By Amy Roberts

Why The Disney Channel's First Coming Out Storyline Is Such A Huge Deal

In a move that feels like a step forward for inclusive storytelling, the Disney Channel will feature a character coming out as gay in a series, a first for the network. An upcoming Andi Mack episode will feature the LGBTQ+ storyline, in which 13 year…
By Amy Roberts

Theories About The 10th Queen On 'RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 3' To Hold You Over 'Til The Premiere

If you're desperate for someone to spill the tea on who the 10th queen of RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars 3 may be, then you've come to the right place. Though last Friday night's VH1 special revealed the nine queens who will be returning to the hallow…
By Amy Roberts

Rejoice: Kim K's Third Child May Be Arriving Just In Time For The Kardashian Christmas Cards

If you're the sort of fan who eagerly awaits the annual Kardashian Christmas card, then you should know that this year's festive celebration may include an extra special guest. US Weekly is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's third baby is…
By Amy Roberts

This Cate Blanchett Quote Is Going Viral Because Women Are So Sick Of Saying It Themselves

There are certain statements that all women find themselves forced to repeat over their lifetime. Cate Blanchett's speech at the 2017 InStyle Awards on Monday night featured one such statement, and it was so relatable that it brought the house down. …
By Amy Roberts

Real Talk, This Britney Spears Album From 2007 Was Lowkey Revolutionary

Released during a chaotic year that cemented the singers transformation from America's sweetheart to tabloid curiosity, responses to Britney Spears' Blackout were mostly positive, if steeped in caustic judgment. Impressed reviewers repeatedly commend…
By Amy Roberts

Good Luck Spotting All The Hidden References In Camila Cabello's New Music Video

Prepare to unleash some dramatic sighs and swoon hard, because Camila Cabello's telenovela-inspired "Havana" music video is a stunner. Clocking in at almost seven minutes, the video proudly celebrates Latinx culture through a multilayered storyline t…
By Amy Roberts

Gina Rodriguez’s New Women-Led Show Is Exactly What We Need On Our TV Screens Right Now

There's strength in numbers, and the more empowering portrayals of women we get to see on TV, the better. This is why the news of Gina Rodriguez's new show Femme is so exciting. The Jane the Virgin star will be an executive producer on the show, as r…
By Amy Roberts

Taylor Swift Is Already Getting Shamed For Writing Another Love Song & This Narrative Is Getting Old

You may have already heard something about how Taylor Swift's new song "Gorgeous" disproves a certain meme-worthy lyric posed by the singer on "Look What You Made Me Do." On that song, the first release from her highly anticipated new album, Reputati…
By Amy Roberts

Watching Josie & The Pussycats Cover "Milkshake" On 'Riverdale' Will Give You Goosebumps

Looks like it isn't just Pop's milkshake that's bringing the teens of Riverdale to the yard, but yet another iconic Josie & The Pussycats performance. And what better way to help save the town's beloved diner following Fred Andrews' shooting than wit…
By Amy Roberts

The Latest 'Bachelor' Promo Will Ignite Your Crush On Arie All Over Again

There are some crushes that your heart never quite loses grip of, and a new Bachelor promo featuring Arie Luyendyk Jr. is sure to remind you of his crushing yet swoon-worthy stint on The Bachelorette. The promo, which provides plenty of gratuitous sh…
By Amy Roberts