Orli is a writer, comedian, writer about comedy and comedy writer.

Boy Band Lyrics Can Be Surprisingly Deep

"You are my fire. My one desire. Believe when I say, I want it that way." Who else grew up staring into Nick and Howie's eyes, admiring the rest of the Backstreet Boys' smooth moves? Growing up with boy bands set our romantic expectations for life,…
By Orli Matlow

These Are Natalie Portman's Most Feminist Movies

She's an actor, director, screenwriter, and psychology scholar — Natalie Portman is an inspiration to women everywhere. As a highly in demand actress, she has given life to many important women's stories that span from the lives of a young,…
By Orli Matlow

Crazy 'Mean Girls' Trivia Facts You Might Not Know

We all know the quotes: "Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen." "She doesn't even go here!" "I saw Cady Heron wearing army pants and flip flops, so I bought army pants and flip flops." I don't even have to mention the title of this movie for you to…
By Orli Matlow

What If Uncle Jesse Was On Tinder?

For many of us '90s and 2000s girls, John Stamos' character Uncle Jesse Katsopolis from Full House was our first crush. (The other option is the lovable goofball Uncle Joey Gladstone, which is also valid.) Who could resist the motorcycle riding bad…
By Orli Matlow

The Most Historically Inaccurate Disney Movies

To be fair, viewers probably don't look to Disney movies for historical accuracy. Like, if Disney princesses were historically accurate, it would make some of the animation and costuming way more complicated. But if emphasis on accuracy was the…
By Orli Matlow

These Songs Will Get You Ready For The Semester

Don't you just hate that transition from August to September? There you are, having an awesome summer, making memories with your girl squad, and perchance having a summer fling, but you know that school is just around the corner. Then, suddenly, you…
By Orli Matlow

A Good Birthday Needs A Good Sountrack

Personally, I don't think that we should need to a have a "reason" to throw parties for ourselves, or to post PicStitches of our friends, and say nice things on their Facebook timelines. But, society says that modesty is a virtue, which is why…
By Orli Matlow

Every Sagittarius Should Give These Songs A Listen

There are certain things that will always make a Sagittarius smile, and there are songs for Sagittarius that people born under that zodiac sign will just get more than anyone else. It should come as no surprise that these November and December…
By Orli Matlow

Female-led Franchise Films To Watch This Weekend

Gender equality in Hollywood — both in front of and behind the camera — is in a sorry, sorry state. According to the recent USC Annenberg study, in the big films between 2007 and 2012, only approximately 30 percent of speaking roles were women. In…
By Orli Matlow

The Stars Know Which Britney Spears Song You Are

We all already know (or, at least, everyone should know) that there's a Britney Spears lyric for everyone in the world, and that her first album can teach us all many valuable life lessons (like the fact that crop tops are essential to every music…
By Orli Matlow

Bieber Is Back In "What Do You Mean"

It's finally here. After literally a month of teasing, Justin Bieber released the "What Do You Mean?" lyric video alongside the single on Friday. This is his first song since "Home to Mama," his collaboration with Cody Simpson earlier this year, but…
By Orli Matlow

Michael Fassbender Makes A Great Assassin

He's here, and he's a sassy assassin. Michael Fassbender is starring in Assassin's Creed, a film based on the hugely popular video game series of the same name. The movie is set to be released on December 21st, 2016, giving you something to do and…
By Orli Matlow

Feminist Movie Moments You Didn't Notice

Many movie fans are quick to label movies as either explicitly feminist, or sadly reinforcing of traditional gender roles. The discussion around this year's summer blockbusters show how feminism in film is oftentimes made clear as can be. Mad Max:…
By Orli Matlow

115 Dogs From Movies That You Wish You Could Keep

Dogs are known to be man's best friend, in real life, and in the movies. As someone who didn't have a pet growing up, except for a guinea pig named Checkers for only a few weeks, I would wistfully watch movies that feature dogs, wishing they were…
By Orli Matlow

Miley Cyrus Interviews People About Miley Cyrus

Her best friend Leslie says, "She's just being Miley," but this time, Miley Cyrus was actually pretending to be someone else. The pop star went undercover as an Australian reporter named Janet, and what did she do? Miley Cyrus asked people what they…
By Orli Matlow

We Should Just Start Calling Her Taylor Buffay

It was the collaboration we didn't know we needed, but has given us so much life. On Wednesday night, at her final Los Angeles concert, Taylor Swift sang "Smelly Cat" with Lisa Kudrow. Yes, in her now-iconic "Please welcome to the stage!" moment…
By Orli Matlow

More Troubling News About Diversity In Hollywood

In case you needed more of a reason to shake your head at the state of diversity in Hollywood, here you go: The Director's Guild of America, the union that represents directors for both film and television, has released their Annual Director's Guild…
By Orli Matlow

Justin Bieber Lookalike Toby Sheldon Found Dead

This is just terrible. According to TMZ, Justin Bieber lookalike, Toby Sheldon, has been found dead, just days after he was reported missing. Sheldon, who was best known for spending over $100,000 on voluntary plastic surgery to look more like…
By Orli Matlow

Anna Kendrick Is A Life Guru

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Elle Magazine is interviewing and photographing some of the most accomplished 30-year-old women — including the fearless leader of the Bellas herself. Anna Kendrick shared the best advice in her interview,…
By Orli Matlow

And The 2015 VMA Vanguard Award Goes To...

The Vanguard Award is the most prestigious prize that MTV's Video Music Awards has to offer. Officially called "The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award," after the late, great, pioneer of the art of music videos, the award functions as a…
By Orli Matlow