Kelsea Stahler
Kelsea is the Senior Entertainment Editor at Bustle and has written for Vulture, The Date Report, Nerve, The Frisky, CMJ, TV Without Pity, and Hollywood.com. She frequently worships at the altars of anything Star Wars, Daenerys Targaryen, and really delicious cheeseburgers.
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Here's What Happens When A Movie Doesn't Make Race Or Sexual Orientation A Plot Point

Picture a sweet comedy movie about a father named Frank and his daughter, Sam. He's white, she's a young woman of color. They disagree about her future plans as she eyes colleges. Occasionally, Sam's girlfriend swings by to stare deeply into her eyes…
By Kelsea Stahler

7 Things 'Fifty Shades Freed' Thinks Are Feminist (Spoiler: They're Not)

No one expected Fifty Shades Freed to be feminist. The franchise is built on a distorted view of BDSM relationships that somehow simultaneously waters them down and complicates them, all while making BDSM an excuse for bad behavior outside of the bed…
By Kelsea Stahler

Why Aubrey Plaza Wants You To Watch More Movies That Have NOTHING To Do With Politics

It's nearly impossible to watch a new film without passing it through the lens of the #MeToo conversation or the national political discourse in 2018. But if you can manage to find a film that legitimately doesn't touch on a single topic of current p…
By Kelsea Stahler

Daisy Ridley's New Movie Is The Feminist Shakespeare Fan Fiction Of Your Dreams

If you're a woman and you've taken a high school English class, you may remember that in Hamlet, the love interest of the titular hero gets an ending that she hardly deserves. Ophelia, even in her best iterations, is still a woman trapped in the brav…
By Kelsea Stahler

Why '2 Dope Queens' Wants You To Ask The Questions You're Not "Supposed" To Ask

When Sarah Jessica Parker is the guest on a episode of 2 Dope Queens (the Tig Notaro-directed HBO standup series based on the podcast) titled "Hair," everything seems pretty straight forward. After all, 2DQ executive producers and hosts Jessica Willi…
By Kelsea Stahler

Why You Shouldn't Expect 'Insecure' To Tackle #MeToo or #TimesUp In Season 3

We're at a rather interesting point with the #MeToo and #TimesUp conversations. These conversations are finally gaining the ground they deserve and swelling to the biggest, most important conversations we're having in the world of entertainment (just…
By Kelsea Stahler

'A Futile & Stupid Gesture' Is All About The Man Who Defined Raunchy Comedy

A film about the creation of National Lampoon probably isn't where you'd expect to find a feminist actor like Emmy Rossum or seasoned thespian like Domhnall Gleeson, and yet, both actors are very much at home in the true story of A Futile And Stupid …
By Kelsea Stahler

What It's Really Like To Fight Against Hollywood Sexism Behind The Scenes

It's no secret that sexism is a huge factor in Hollywood, even now that women's voices are being heard more loudly. What does seem to be a secret is that the industry, contrary to popular belief does not actually belong entirely to men, despite stati…
By Kelsea Stahler

Show Nick Offerman's Sundance Respect Rally Speech To Every Man You Know

When you think about Park City's followup to its successful Women's March on Main during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, you probably don't think about the guy who made Ron Swanson a lifestyle. But he was at the march last year, with a neon pink hat…
By Kelsea Stahler

What Joe Keery Is Really Thinking When You Ask For A Selfie

Joe Keery is me. Joe Keery is goooooaaaals. Joe Keery is the best mother to four pre-teen misfits this side of reality. If you've been on Tumblr in the last three months, you probably know Steve Harrington's Stranger Things Season 2 arc has turned 25…
By Kelsea Stahler

Fans Think Khloé Kardashian Has Even More Family News To Announce

It finally happened. The moment we never thought would come: Khloé Kardashian finally announced her pregnancy. But she left fans yet another clue: a conspicuous ring has fans wondering if she might have other news — but it's unlikely Khloé Kardashian…
By Kelsea Stahler

You May Have Missed This Awesome Disneyland Reference In 'The Last Jedi'

Spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead. Aside from mountains of questions, fruit for new theories, and tons and tons of serious feels, there's one thing a great Star Wars movie offers, and that's callbacks and references to the rest of the Star Wars univer…
By Kelsea Stahler

'The Last Jedi' Director Rian Johnson Answers 5 Of Your Biggest Questions From The Movie

Spoilers from The Last Jedi ahead. Something beautiful happens whenever a new Star Wars movie comes out: Despite millions and millions of people going into the movie looking for answers, we almost always emerge more full of questions than we started.…
By Kelsea Stahler

How Can Leia Use The Force? 'The Last Jedi' Takes Her Force-Sensitivity To A New Level

Spoilers for The Last Jedi ahead. We've always known, on some level, that when the midichlorians were flowing between Luke and Leia's parents, both twins got a piece of the pie. Of course, one twin (Luke) got a lightsaber and a few Jedi masters along…
By Kelsea Stahler

'The Last Jedi' Just Gave Fans The Most Unexpected New 'Ship & You're Gonna Love It

Spoilers from The Last Jedi ahead. There are so, so many reasons that the Star Wars fandom has been shaken by Episode 8, but one major shocker comes as a result of a teensy, fleeting moment between two characters who somehow managed not to meet in Th…
By Kelsea Stahler

'The Last Jedi' Finally Answered This Age Old Question About Leia

Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi ahead. From the moment Leia Organa was able to hear her brother Luke calling out to her for help from the bottom rungs of Cloud City all the way in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, there's been a glimmer of …
By Kelsea Stahler

Here's Every New Clue From 'The Last Jedi' That Could Prove Leia Is Rey's Mother

Spoilers from The Last Jedi ahead. If you've successfully made it through Star Wars Episode 9, then you know that we still don't really know who Rey's parents are. The Last Jedi gets so so close to revealing the truth, without actually doing it. And …
By Kelsea Stahler

'The Last Jedi' Makes Treating Women As Equals Seem Easy — Because It Is

Fear not, this review does not contain spoilers for The Last Jedi. While there are some folks out there who seem to feel threatened by the number of women leading major Star Wars films (sorry, sexist jerks, these women are here to stay), for the most…
By Kelsea Stahler

Sadie Sink On How 'Stranger Things' Season 3 Can Avoid A Majorly Sexist Trope

We all know the feeling of the first day on the job. You step into a room, everyone's got their eyes on you. They each have their established, comfortable niche, and as the new kid on the block, you stick out like a sore thumb until you eventually fi…
By Kelsea Stahler

The Next Great 'Star Wars' Character Is Actually From A Video Game

Spoilers for Star Wars Battlefront II ahead. On Nov. 17, the game that ruffled the feathers of a few angry fanboys when its female protagonist-focused first trailer dropped finally debuted, and gamers met the woman at the center of it. Star Wars Batt…
By Kelsea Stahler