Sage is Bustle's Movies Editor and a former entertainment journalism freelancer. She loves the high-stakes drama of fan conventions, hosts pop culture trivia after-hours, and will always have faith in every X-Files revival.

The Senator Hugh Jackman Plays In ‘The Front Runner’ Changed American Politics Forever

Most millennial moviegoers either don't remember or weren't alive for the scandal that brought down the presidential campaign of Senator Gary Hart, who sought the 1988 Democratic nomination. But your parents likely do, because it was huge news and,…
By Sage Young

I’m A 35-Year-Old Hardcore One Direction Fan & Here's What You Probably Don't Understand

It’s June 2018, and I’m standing on the floor of the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan, almost 200 miles from where I live. My best friend since high school is right next to me. We’re covered in glitter and two beers in. The pre-show mix has…
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The Woman Caught Up In The Gary Hart Scandal Is The Heart Of 'The Front Runner'

Ten years before Articles of Impeachment were brought against President Bill Clinton in relation to his relationship with then White House intern Monica Lewinsky, presidential candidate Gary Hart's campaign crashed and burned on the heels of his own…
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All The BTS Secrets Of *NSYNC's 'Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays' Video (Justin Breakdanced!)

It's hard to believe that 20 years have passed since one of the best pop holiday records of all time came out. *NSYNC's album Home for Christmas hit record stores in 1998, just one year after their self-titled debut introduced the boy band to…
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How 'Spider's Web' Star Claire Foy Spoke Out Against A Potentially Exploitative Scene

Lisbeth Salander is notable for being a canonically queer female character in the books and movies that tell her story, but for Claire Foy, a graphic depiction of the hacker's sexuality was not necessary to remind audiences of that identity. In…
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Why Claire Foy's Lisbeth Salander Is Much-Needed Representation For Sexual Assault Survivors

While conversations rage on about who should be the next actor to play James Bond, a secret agent of another ilk gets a new face in The Girl in the Spider's Web. Claire Foy of The Crown takes Lisbeth Salander's leather jacket from Rooney Mara (who…
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Why 'Gotham' Star Cory Michael Smith Isn't Afraid To Say Goodbye To The Riddler

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, 1985 and Gotham…
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The ‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sequel Is Definitely Happening & Armie Hammer Has Ideas

If you've been holding onto the hope that the adventures of Oliver and Elio will continue on screen, there's good news coming out of the SCAD Savannah Film Festival. During an in-conversation panel on Monday, Oct. 29, Armie Hammer confirmed that the…
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Melissa McCarthy Hopes Her New Movie Encourages You To Reach Out To Lonely People

Lee Israel's story doesn't sound all that heroic on paper. A biographer whose legitimate work was drying up, the writer turned to forging letters she attributed to legendary literary wits such as Dorothy Parker and Noel Coward. Melissa McCarthy…
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How Cailee Spaeny Got Into The Disturbing Headspace Of Her Complex 'El Royale' Character

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, Bad Times at…
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This Amazon Series About An Angel & A Demon Will Give You Serious Friendship Envy

Consider your oldest friend — the one whose quirks and foibles you know best, and vice versa. Multiply that intimacy by thousands and you might get close to Michael Sheen and David Tennant's characters in Good Omens, the limited series adaptation of…
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You Don’t Have To Be A Spider-Man Superfan To Love This New Animated Adventure

Over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there's one current Spider-Man: Peter Parker, the Queens teen version you probably know best, played by Tom Holland. But he's about to have some serious competition. In December, the animated feature…
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If You Thought You'd Never Be A Whovian, Jodie Whittaker Might Just Change Your Mind

Let's get one thing out of the way: Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to take on the role of the Doctor in the British television staple Doctor Who, a pivot in the historically male casting that's 55 years in the making. But we don't talk about…
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Why Shangela “Didn’t Want To Leave” The ‘A Star Is Born’ Set

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, A Star Is Born…
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How Some Of Your Favorite 'Drag Race' Queens Put Their Mark On 'A Star Is Born'

Every movie romance needs a magical first meeting. And in A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper's Jackson and Lady Gaga's Ally come into each other's lives when he stumbles into a drag bar and sees her perform. The drag bar scenes in A Star Is Born are…
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How 'A Star Is Born' Perfectly Captures What It Takes To Be A Songwriter

A Star Is Born is a lot of things: it's Lady Gaga's film debut, a serious awards season contender, and an excellent beard moment for filmmaker and star Bradley Cooper. But it's also a movie about art, how to make it, and the dangers that come with…
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'New Amsterdam' Star Freema Agyeman Is Challenging Stereotypes Of What A Doctor Looks Like

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, New Amsterdam…
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Geena Davis' New Doc Explains Why Hollywood STILL Can't Figure Out Gender Equality

We hear it every time a movie that's not predominantly about white men makes a lot of money at the box office: this is going to change everything. But while films like Thelma & Louise, Black Panther, and Hidden Figures have come and gone over the…
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'Life Itself' Is The Most Depressing Movie Of 2018, But That's Kind Of The Point

You may have already guessed this, based on the fact that it comes from the showrunner of NBC's three-hanky weeper This Is Us, but the generation-spanning ensemble drama Life Itself is no gentle, quiet trip to the movies. The film, out Sept. 21, is…
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Watch Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga Talk About How Hard It Was To Let Go Of 'A Star Is Born'

A steep rise to fame and subsequent exposure to its perils comprise a tale as old time, but writer/director Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born makes that journey feel fresh. Sure, this film is the fourth telling of a similar tale (marathon the 1937,…
By Sage Young