Rachel Simon
Rachel Simon is the Movies Editor at Bustle. Talk to her about Buffy, ice cream, or Nancy Meyers' interior design.

Director Nicole Holofcener Is Fed Up With Women Not Getting Offered Big-Budget Movies

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, The Land of…
By Rachel Simon

Prepare Yourselves, Pete Davidson & Ariana Grande Might Go To The Emmys Together

It's hard to believe that Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande only reportedly started dating in May, considering how intense and committed their relationship has become — I mean, they're living together, sporting matching tattoos, and engaged to be…
By Rachel Simon

Joe Jonas Might Support Sophie Turner In The Sweetest Way At The Emmys

Although Joe Jonas has been a staple at music-themed awards shows like the Grammys and the VMAs for many years, due to his work with the Jonas Brothers and DNCE, he hasn't been a presence at too many other ceremonies — until now. It's highly…
By Rachel Simon

The 'Queer Eye' Guys Have Already Taken The 2018 Emmys By Storm

It was only seven months ago that the first season of Queer Eye hit Netflix. In the words of Jonathan, can you believe?! After all, in the short time since February 2018, the reality show has become a total phenomenon, with millions of fans, a…
By Rachel Simon

Charlotte Lawrence Knows She's Living The Dream Of Every Teen Singer-Songwriter Around

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time,…
By Rachel Simon

What 'Crazy Rich Asians' Means For 29 Asian Writers Who Wish They'd Had The Movie Growing Up

It's often said that August is one of the slowest times for movies, with most summer blockbusters having come and gone and fall's Oscar season picks not yet out. But August 2018 is not your normal time at the theater, thanks to the release of a…
By Rachel Simon

Watch 'The Spy Who Dumped Me' Cast Learn Mila Kunis Is A Major Trekkie & Proud Of It

The new comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, in theaters Aug. 3, is all about secret identities: who's hiding what, who's playing for the other team, who's not the person they said they were for days or weeks or even years. And while the movie's cast —…
By Rachel Simon

Here's Why You Stopped Watching 'Orange Is The New Black,' Even Though It's Better Than Ever

On July 27, fans will finally be able to stream Season 6 of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. The 13 new episodes are sharp, funny, and nearly always compelling; the performances of the ensemble cast are all-together stellar. In other words,…
By Rachel Simon

How 'The Parent Trap' Became The Most Loved Film Of Your Childhood, As Told By The Cast & Crew

On a summer day in 1998, two 11-year-old girls were sent to sleepaway camp — and the world was never the same. Well, not quite; although The Parent Trap was indeed a success upon its July 29 release, coming in #2 behind Saving Private Ryan, most…
By Rachel Simon

How ‘The Parent Trap’ Star Elaine Hendrix REALLY Feels About Your Meredith Blake Hate

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, The Parent Trap…
By Rachel Simon

Marvel's Next Great Female Superhero Could Be A Young Girl

A lot has been made — and rightfully so — over the fact that Ant-Man and the Wasp is the first Marvel movie to have a female hero in the title. But while Hope van Dyne taking center stage in the new film is absolutely worth celebrating, there's…
By Rachel Simon

The Star & Director Of 'Eighth Grade' On Why People Are Only Now Taking Teen Girls Seriously

Kayla, the lonely 13-year-old protagonist of Bo Burnham's new movie Eighth Grade, would probably never describe herself as hero or a leader — she likely wouldn't even deem herself the star of her own story. Yet to audiences, Kayla is just the latest…
By Rachel Simon

19 Women Explain What The First Time Seeing Their Mental Illness On-Screen Was Really Like

I don't remember the first time I pulled out my hair. It's been a habit for so many years, done absent-mindedly while watching TV or typing on my laptop, that tracing it back to the beginning seems impossible. I do remember, though, the first time I…
By Rachel Simon

How J.K. Rowling Helped Bo Burnham Make His New Movie 'Eighth Grade'

In recent years, there've been a number of must-see movies about teenage girls, from Greta Gerwig's nostalgia-filled Lady Bird to Kelly Fremon Craig's biting The Edge of Seventeen to Debra Granik's just-released, wilderness-set Leave No Trace. While…
By Rachel Simon

Here’s Why We’re All So Obsessed With Ariana Grande & Pete Davidson, According To Psychologists

It's May 21, 2018. The royal wedding was two days ago, and most of us are still coming down from witnessing the everlasting love of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Then, a report starts circulating that steals everyone's attention: Ariana Grande,…
By Rachel Simon

This Teen Is Being Called "The Next Jennifer Lawrence" — And Here's How She Feels About It

When celebrities hang out with Bustle editors, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, Leave No Trace…
By Rachel Simon

Here's How To Watch The Beyonce & JAY-Z Music Video That Shut Down The Louvre

If, like many other people, you were totally shocked that Beyoncé and JAY-Z dropped a joint album called Everything is Love on Saturday night, you shouldn't have been — after all, when have the celebrity couple ever done anything as expected? It's…
By Rachel Simon

What 'The Incredibles 2' Director Has To Say About If There'll Be Another Sequel

When audiences around the world were first introduced to the super-powered Parr family in Pixar's The Incredibles, it was way back in 2004 — practically an eternity in pop culture times. 14 years later, we finally have Incredibles 2, but while fans…
By Rachel Simon

Watch The 'Ocean's 8' Cast's Hilarious Reactions To Hearing Mindy Kaling Had An 'Office' Girl Group

Back in 2009, things were a lot different in the world of pop culture. The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" was dominating the charts; Avatar was the movie everyone had to see; the celeb couples all over the tabloids were Speidi and the Gosselins;…
By Rachel Simon

Why Movies About Women Over 60 Are So Beloved By Millennial Women

On the weekend of May 19, three movies dominated the box office. There was Deadpool 2, taking the top spot; right underneath was Avengers: Infinity War, another superhero movie to which audiences swarmed. And in third place, there was a movie that…
By Rachel Simon