Casey is a Film Features Writer here at Bustle. She enjoys sci-fi, feminism, fairy tales, Disney, Star Trek, and other nerdy things. She also writes for Women and Hollywood.
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'Annihilation' Shows It's Possible To Cast All Women In A Movie Without Making A Big Deal About It

Sometimes it feels like pulling teeth to get Hollywood to cast more women in films where they're not just the wife or girlfriend of the leading man. Some of the best female-led films in recent years have come about because an A-list female actor read…
By Casey Cipriani

This Oscar-Nominated Netflix Doc Shows How Women Are Key To Ending America's Opioid Crisis

Huntington, West Virginia has been called the overdose capital of the world, with an OD rate 10 times the national average, and an estimated $100 million spent in healthcare costs related to IV drug use in 2015 alone. With this many overdoses in just…
By Casey Cipriani

We May Have Met The Next Iron Man in 'Black Panther' — And She's A Woman

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is still awaiting its first female-led superhero movie, as Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson, doesn't premiere until March 2019. Sure, there have been some pretty awesome female characters in Marvel movies, from the s…
By Casey Cipriani

The Infuriating Way Hollywood Movie Sets Are Designed To Make Life Harder For Women

Whitney Cummings is fed up — with the way Hollywood treats women, and in particular, the way the it treats female directors who have children. While the entertainment industry may be working hard to get more women behind the camera, Cummings wants to…
By Casey Cipriani

Everything We Know About Bucky's Role In 'Avengers: Infinity War' So Far

With Avengers: Infinity War hitting theaters in May 2018, there are already numerous theories floating around the Internet about what's gong to happen, who's going to survive, who may fall, and how the Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue. When co…
By Casey Cipriani

'Black Panther' Has The Scene Marvel Fans Have Been Waiting For & It's So Damn Cool

Spoilers ahead. Like all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther has to tie itself into the franchise in a neat way. Ever since Iron Man premiered back in 2008, the MCU has used post-credits scenes to hint at what's to come, and…
By Casey Cipriani

Cecily Strong Explains How The Women Of 'SNL' Are Supporting Each Other Through #MeToo

If there's any show on television that's of the moment, it's Saturday Night Live. While Hollywood and other industries are reckoning with allegations of sexual misconduct, SNL is tackling the issues through sketches and opening monologues. But it's n…
By Casey Cipriani

This TV Show's Finale Ended In The Most Badass, Feminist Way

Spoilers ahead for Star Trek: Discovery Season 1. In the beginning, Star Trek: Discovery was seen as a somewhat risky venture. Not only had a Trek show not been on television in over a decade, but this one was going to be on a streaming service, CBS …
By Casey Cipriani

Seriously, Why Do So Many Space Movies Like 'Cloverfield Paradox' Feature Women With Dead Kids?

When The Cloverfield Paradox dropped without warning on Netflix after a mysterious trailer aired during the Super Bowl, it wasn't just intriguing because of its unconventional release. As director Ava DuVernay pointed out on Twitter, the sci-fi film …
By Casey Cipriani

Here's Everything We Know So Far About The Super Secret Fourth Cloverfield Movie

The Cloverfield movies have always been accompanied by an air of mystery and the element of surprise. The first film, 2008's found-footage-style Cloverfield, came after a trailer that didn't even name the film and a very long lead time. Then, 2016's …
By Casey Cipriani

A 'Men In Black' Spinoff Is Happening & But If It Doesn't Have Female Leads, What's The Point?

It's been over 20 years since the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones sci-fi comedy Men in Black hit theaters. And like any movie or TV property that's about that age, it's coming back. A spinoff of the franchise is already in the works, with Matt Hollowa…
By Casey Cipriani

This TV Series' Biggest Screw-Up Was Secretly A Feminist Long Con

The first half of Star Trek: Discovery was a good introduction to a new Star Trek series and its characters. But the second half has been a wild and exciting ride through the Mirror Universe that can definitely be labeled as some of the best episodes…
By Casey Cipriani

9 Female-Directed Movies Coming To Netflix This February You Need To Check Out

Movies directed by women aren't quite as hard to come by as they used to be, but we still have a long way to go to achieve equal parity on the filmmaking front. Example A: how rare it is to find an Oscar-nominated movie directed by a woman. In the Ac…
By Casey Cipriani

'Wonder Woman 2' Will Be The 1st Movie To Use New Sexual Harassment Guidelines & It's The Perfect Choice

We're all well aware that Wonder Woman is a total badass. She's strong, powerful, emotional, sincere, and inspiring. The 2017 movie, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, embraced all of those qualities and resulted in a well-received fil…
By Casey Cipriani

This Is The Huge Barrier Greta Gerwig Would Break If She Gets An Oscar Nom For 'Lady Bird'

If you've seen Greta Gerwig's phenomenal solo directorial debut, Lady Bird, you're probably one of the many people who believe she deserves to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. Very few women have been nominated for the directing …
By Casey Cipriani

Let Jessica Chastain's Defiance Of The Patriarchy In 'Molly's Game' Inspire Your 2018

If Wonder Woman was our cinematic feminist icon of 2017, then 2018's go-to powerhouse lady butt-kicker of the movies has got to be Molly Bloom, as played by Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game (casting: Francine Maisler). The film, out now, is quick-wit…
By Casey Cipriani

What Jamie Bell Really Thinks About Those Rumors He's Gonna Be The Next James Bond

Back in 2000, an 11-year-old boy named Jamie Bell danced his way into show business by playing the titular character of the smash British hit Billy Elliot. These days, Bell has a strong career in both TV and film, having just wrapped the final season…
By Casey Cipriani

'Black Mirror's 'U.S.S Callister' Gets One Crucial Thing Wrong About Trekkies

Spoilers ahead for the Black Mirror Season 4 Episode "U.S.S. Callister." Framed within an old TV set's 4:3 aspect ratio and featuring fuzzy reception, "U.S.S. Callister," Black Mirror Season 4's Star Trek-inspired episode, opens with what looks and …
By Casey Cipriani

What Meryl Streep's Character In 'The Post' Can Teach Women About Speaking Up At Work Today

On the surface, Steven Spielberg's latest film The Post is a serious historical drama covering the 1971 exposure of the controversial Pentagon Papers by reporters at The New York Times and The Washington Post. Much like Spielberg's other films dealin…
By Casey Cipriani

What 'Jumanji' Star Karen Gillan Really Thinks About That Skimpy Outfit

When the first image from Sony's Jumanji remake hit the web, many people were left confused. Why was Karen Gillan's character wearing such a skimpy outfit in the jungle? Why was she surrounded by three appropriately dressed men? And most importantly,…
By Casey Cipriani