Kelsea Stahler
Kelsea is a contributing editor at Bustle in Los Angeles 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 Star Wars, Daenerys Targaryen, and really delicious cheeseburgers.

The California Wine World Is Still Dominated By Men. That Didn't Stop Amy Atwood From Building An Empire

When she was a child, wine maven Amy Atwood associated wine with fancy occasions. Growing up in Dallas, Texas, she says, her parents would always break out the vino for dinner parties or other social occasions. Little did she know, as she watched…
By Kelsea Stahler

'Skate Kitchen' Director Crystal Moselle Is Killing It — Even If She Doesn't Believe It Yet

In the film world, "killing it" takes a lot of different forms. You could be killing it if you're being commissioned to write or direct a slew of big blockbuster films, raking in the cash by the fistful. Or maybe, you're one of five people likely to…
By Kelsea Stahler

How 'Blavity' Co-Founder Morgan DeBaun Became One Of The Most Important Women In Silicon Valley

Sure, everyone's got an idea for a startup or an app — the thing that would make them bank and give their name some luster — if only they followed through. Well, Morgan DeBaun and her Blavity co-founders actually followed through on their…
By Kelsea Stahler

Vanessa Hudgens Is Designing A Suit Line & You're Going To Love Her Reason Why

While fans mostly know her for being part of one of the most beloved Disney Channel Original Movies of all time (hello, High School Musical) and for her acting and singing chops (see: Fox’s Grease: Live! and GiGi on Broadway for starters), Vanessa…
By Kelsea Stahler

Gemma Chan Wants You To Know 'Crazy Rich Asians' Is Not A Princess Fantasy Rom-Com

If you only see the trailer, Crazy Rich Asians certainly appears to embody the princess fantasy that's caused so many women to roll their eyes for years. As the title suggests, Constance Wu's main character, Rachel, is dropped into a world of…
By Kelsea Stahler

Eva Longoria Wants To Improve Hollywood For All Latinas — Not Just The Famous Ones

When Gina Rodriguez posted a photo posing with Eva Longoria, America Ferrara, Stephanie Beatriz, Rosario Dawson, Andrea Navedo, Melissa Fumero, Justina Machado, and a ton of other Latina actors with the hashtag #FiercelyLatina back in October of…
By Kelsea Stahler

Vanessa Hudgens Just Hinted Her New Project Will Be MAJORLY Nostalgic For Fans

If every time your name came up, people automatically thought of your teenage self, you'd probably find it more than a little obnoxious. After all, as formative and wonderful as the teen years are, they tend to be full of experimentation,…
By Kelsea Stahler

Wilson Cruz & Anthony Rapp Tease How 'Star Trek: Discovery' Might Resurrect Dr. Culber

Fans were dealt a serious blow when Star Trek: Discovery returned from its mid-season break in early 2018. After Voq was awakened within Ash Tyler in Season 1, Dr. Hugh Culber sought to ground Tyler in hopes of assessing the truth of his identity,…
By Kelsea Stahler

Why Lala Kent Didn't Quit 'Vanderpump Rules' When She Landed A Lead Role In A Horror Movie

It's a well known maxim that reality television is where hundreds of yet-to-make-it actors flock, hoping that by throwing themselves into the drama, their star might rise enough to land a role in a scripted TV series or movie. But Vanderpump Rules…
By Kelsea Stahler

These 'Riverdale' Clues & Spoilers From The Cast Will Get You So SO Ready For Season 3

Ever since the jarring finale of the CW's flagship series, fans have been anxious for Riverdale Season 3 clues and spoilers. The season ended with more than a few giant twists: Archie is arrested for murder thanks to Hiram Lodge's scheming, Hiram's…
By Kelsea Stahler

How Abbi Jacobson Made Sure Her New Netflix Show Was Actually Feminist

It's pretty exciting for any feminist television fan to see that Broad City star Abbi Jacobson's new show on Netflix, Disenchantment, is a deconstruction of the well-tread princess trope that so many of us grew up attempting to resist. But then,…
By Kelsea Stahler

Rachel Bloom Is Living Proof That Fangirling Is A Subversive Act

If being a fan means passionately obsessing over something, devoting one's life to that thing, and making friends and family suffer through niche references thrown into casual conversation as if everyone should just know that Nicholas Flamel is the…
By Kelsea Stahler

'The Good Place' Star Jameela Jamil Wants You To Help Her Heal Hollywood

I hate to break it to you, but we're in the bad place. While we often flock to Hollywood's many delights (especially when they're marathon-able on Netflix) to escape the reality that threatens to make us all mad day in and day out, one starlet is…
By Kelsea Stahler

For Stephanie Beatriz, The Miraculous Un-Canceling Of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Isn't A Miracle — It's An Opportunity

Cancellation was inevitable for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The little Fox sitcom-that-could — a quippy, subtle yet unsubtle series about a ragtag bunch of Brooklyn detectives and their captain — aired its third-to-last episode of Season 5 to dismal…
By Kelsea Stahler

Why You, A Grown-Ass Woman, Have No Chill Over Your Internet Boyfriends

If you clicked on this piece, I'm going to go ahead and assume you're thirsty AF. And that's great, because it just so happens to be a truly wonderful time to let the thirst flow through you. Just type the names Oscar Isaac, Idris Elba, or Donald…
By Kelsea Stahler

Fandom Made Me A Happier Person — And There's A Very Real Reason For That

A staple of my childhood, like so many folks of the nerdy persuasion, was a tattered, well-worn VHS copy of The Empire Strikes Back. And thanks to my brother and me watching the tape of the second installment of the Star Wars saga at least once a…
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Why 'Nailed It' Star Nicole Byer Is Always So Thirsty

Nicole Byer is thirsty as f*ck. In fact, it’s the literal first thing she tells me about herself when we speak on a sunny Sunday afternoon in June, a week before the second season of her hit Netflix series Nailed It premiered on June 29 ("I am…
By Kelsea Stahler

'One Day At A Time' Star Justina Machado On Why You Can't Actually Find "Real America" On A Sitcom

In February, fans of the Netflix sitcom One Day At A Time were downright desperate. The series had not been renewed for a second season and even the series' showrunner, Gloria Calderón Kellett, tweeted a plea for people to watch the series en masse…
By Kelsea Stahler

Comedies Are Getting Serious As Hell — And Alison Brie Is Here For It

Imagine you sit down to watch a half-hour series. It's billed as a comedy, it stars the very funny and talented actor Alison Brie, and its four-letter acronym of a name stands for something goofy, like The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. The flashy,…
By Kelsea Stahler

Learn Sana Amanat's Name Now — The Future Of Marvel Might Just Be In Her Hands

A poster of Carol Danvers, aka Captain Marvel, towers over a desk in a tiny office in Midtown Manhattan. Long gone is the barely-there black bathing suit she once wore, meant to inspire feverish lust among fanboys. Instead, she's rocking her…
By Kelsea Stahler