KT Hawbaker
KT Hawbaker is a fiercely Midwestern journalist and zine-ster. Her obsessions include glittery queer narratives, sex-positive feminism, Sylvester Stallone, and delivery food.
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How Lex Luthor Could Fit Into 'Suicide Squad'

The DC universe is out in full force this year. Between Batman V Superman, that Wonder Woman trailer, and Suicide Squad, the comics bigwig continues to sling superhero realness at its fanbase. And, as fans impatiently await the forthcoming Suicide Sq…
By KT Hawbaker

This 'Suicide Squad' Setting Speaks Volumes

With its antihero-driven themes, Suicide Squad feels like a hella timely approach to the superhero movie: a group of institutionalized DC villains are coerced into a deadly mission by the "good guys." Part of the film takes place in Belle Reve, a fic…
By KT Hawbaker

17 Kids' Movies That Were Secretly Feminist

Revisiting the movies of your childhood can be a horrifying experience, especially for feminists. Let's just say that many of the cartoon movies of yesteryear aren't exactly in line with contemporary perspectives on gender, sexuality, and race — ther…
By KT Hawbaker

13 Of Harley Quinn's Most Badass Quotes

Bring up Harley Quinn to a group of comics nerds, and you're bound to get a series of impassioned responses, especially if you're talking Suicide Squad. Quinn's role in the new film gives some fand hope — here's a mainstream comics character that, du…
By KT Hawbaker

The Olympics Kids Program Is So Heartwarming

When the Olympics begin in Rio, athletes from all over the world will come together for some incredible events. Personally, I'm there mostly for the fireworks and team uniforms, but often, I'm pulled in by the stories behind the games — including the…
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Deadshot From 'Suicide Squad' Has A Unique Gift

Between his music, films, and gorgeous family, Will Smith seems to have actual superpowers. The bonafide superstar has been in the entertainment biz for almost 30 years and doesn't seem to sleep — he hosts awards shows, campaigns on behalf of preside…
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Here's How Superman Fits Into 'Suicide Squad'

You might be looking forward to the forthcoming Suicide Squad for Jared Leto's emo-Joker realness or Margot Robbie's turn as an ass-kicking anti-heroine, but it's not all about dirty deeds in DC's newest movie. Yes, the film chronicles a supergroup o…
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How 'Suicide Squad' & 'BvS' Connect

Between the complicated worlds of Marvel and DC, it's easy to mix up movie timelines and figure out exactly who goes where. There have been a million reboots of Spider Man and a long list of Batman franchises, with some plotlines choosing to strictly…
By KT Hawbaker

'Nerve' Is Full Of Terrifying Possbilities

If we're talking about gaming, we've gotta talk about Pokémon Go. Upon its explosive release, Reuters reported that the game added $7.5 billion to Nintendo's market value in just two days, while Recode claimed the game has an estimated 9.5 million da…
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All Of The Fashionable Celeb Cameos In 'Ab Fab'

Fans of the British TV show Absolutely Fabulous have come to expect flashy outfits and booze-fueled antics, and the new film looks like it won't disappoint in that regard whatsoever. A quick refresher on the plot: Edina and Patsy believe that they ha…
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Here's How This 'Star Trek' Death Happened

As Star Trek Beyond, the third film in Abrams' Star Trek reboot series, arrives in theaters, several rumors about the return of George Kirk, aka Chris Hemsworth, are popping up, mostly because James spends a big chunk of the new movie brooding about …
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The Weird Story Behind 'Lights Out'

When the viral video first became a thing, I was in an exclusive relationship with "Shoes," the DIY music video starring Kelly and her passion for fashion which celebrated its decade anniversary this year. While all of my friends and I took to callin…
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Netflix Has Loads Of 'Star Trek' Goods

Even though I was that kid in middle school who had a Frodo T-shirt and an obsession with marching band, I didn't get into Star Trek until the J.J. Abrams reboots came out. But once I did, I loved them — these movies are super sexy, from the actors t…
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The 'Star Trek Beyond' Soundtrack Has Disney Roots

When the trailer for Star Trek Beyond debuted, fans got a first glimpse of the forthcoming film's innovative special effects and a very emo Captain Kirk. There were space rocks, blast-y noises, and sick alien makeup, but I have to admit that I was mo…
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This 'Ghostbusters' Location Has A Freaky Origin

A gothic castle doesn't have the same goofy flavor as a haunted fridge, but the Boston University Castle lends plenty of its own spooky lore to the new Ghostbusters film due July 15. With its flowers and classic landscaping removed, the Castle makes …
By KT Hawbaker

Matt McGorry Opens Up About 'HTGAWM' Season 3

While the raucous Season 2 finale of How To Get Away With Murder, which resulted in Wes' dad being killed, among other crazy events, resulted in fans coming up with their own killer theories for HTGAWM Season 3, star Matt McGorry tells Bustle that …
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Matt McGorry Spills On Returning To 'OITNB'

While Orange Is The New Black fans are deciding what to make of Season 4's tumultuous finale, Matt McGorry, aka C.O. Bennett, still has some words for his character's sudden departure during Season 3. "Not cool, dude," McGorry tells Bustle, referenci…
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Matt McGorry Reveals His New Talent

While to some he might always be C.O. Bennett from Orange Is The New Black or Asher from How To Get Away With Murder , Matt McGorry is now taking on movies, thanks to the new film How He Fell In Love. Written and directed by Marc Meyers, the steamy f…
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Norman Lear On His TV Legacy & Donald Trump

Whether you know it or not, Norman Lear has probably affected the TV you adore. The television pioneer is responsible for some of the most important sitcoms in history, from All in the Family to The Jeffersons, as well as some of the most compelling …
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Why 'Rambo' Is The Perfect 4th Of July Movie

In my family, the Fourth of July is a thing. Picture it: eastern Iowa, 1999. My late grandfather, a Marine Corps vet who served in Korea and spent the rest of his career working overseas for the government, steps out of our family's farmhouse and sip…
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