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Gal Gadot's Cleopatra Biopic Is Missing Intersectionality

A very simple question: Was Cleopatra an Egyptian ruler?

A very simple question: Was Cleopatra an Egyptian ruler?

If you didn't know, the answer is yes. Do we, as a global consumer society, have access to internationally-acclaimed Egyptian actors who could potentially play the role of Cleopatra? That answer is also yes. So, could Patty Jenkins, the director of an upcoming Cleopatra biopic, have picked an Egyptian actor to portray one of the most iconic Egyptian rulers in the country's history? Say it with me: Yes.


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The 7 Best Movies On Netflix October 1st

Stream these before you start your horror marathon.

It's officially October, which means it's time for a new roundup of films hitting Netflix this month.

Before you get your spooky movie marathons on, there are plenty of evergreen films on Netflix today that are worth your watch. Below, we've rounded up our seven favorites that you can queue up for your weekend.


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Before Its Time: "Josie and the Pussycats" Was Anticapitalist Before It Was Cool

Almost two decades later, the cult teen comedy still holds up surprisingly well.

It seems like every major issue plaguing our country in 2020 can all be traced back to one nefarious source: capitalism.

But back in 2001—when things were still "just kind of bad" instead of "really bad"—one particular teen musical-comedy tried to warn us of the impending evil to come. That movie was Josie and the Pussycats, a story of a young girl band who get a first-hand look at the dark side of the music industry.

Josie and the Pussycats was loosely based on the Archie Comics series and the 1970s cartoon of the same name, following a wide-eyed pop-punk trio and best friends Josie, Valerie, and Melody as they navigate being offered a sudden major label record deal. On the surface, the film appears as another lighthearted "be careful what you wish for" tale, but it carries a much darker deeper meaning upon closer examination.

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