Love It/shove It
A GUIDE TO WHAT & HOW WE’RE FEELING
1 Vida (May 6) In a new offering from Starz, Vida follows the lives of two sisters who are struggling with identity, family, and gentrification in an East L.A. Latinx community. We’re excited to see what showrunner Tanya Saracho has in store for us!
2 Ocean’s 8 (June 8) Sandra Bullock is reviving the Ocean’s franchise as Debbie Ocean (sister of Danny), and she’s gathering a crew of women criminals to pull off a heist at New York City’s annual Met Gala. Ocean’s 8 also stars Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, Cate Blanchett, Awkwafina, and Rihanna, so we are biting our nails already.
3 Sick (June 5) In Sick, writer Porochista Khakpour tracks her journey to a diagnosis of late-stage Lyme disease by centering on the places where the events that changed her life occurred: New York, Los Angeles, New Mexico, and Germany. (Read her conversation with writer Alexander Chee on page 40.)
4 Dietland (June 4) Based on Sarai Walker’s 2015 novel of the same name, AMC’S new series Dietland follows fashion writer Plum Kettle, who’s recruited by a feminist vigilante art collective known as Calliope House. Walker says she wrote Dietland to be a Fight Club for women, and that sounds like something worth watching.
5 Fahrenheit 451 (June 4) HBO is bringing the 1953 Ray Bradbury dystopian classic to the small screen, starring Michael B. Jordan as Guy Montag, a fireman whose job is burning books that have been outlawed.
6 The Evolve Entertainment Fund The Evolve Entertainment Fund—in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, studios, networks, and nonprofits—is creating career opportunities for people of color, women, and low-income residents of L.A. The fund has already established 150 paid summer internships that will begin this year, and plans are in place to expand that number to 250 by the end of 2018 and to 500 by 2020.
10 Summer Bodies Now that it’s summer, all the corporate body-shamers will be out in full force telling you to get your summer body ready. Ignore them: Your body is already your summer body. Get out and enjoy that sunshine!
11 Bad Politicians The 2018 midterms might completely change our political landscape. We still have a while until November, but primary season is already kicking off in lots of states—with the potential to unseat lots of bad Gop-ers. Make sure you vote!
12 Judge Persky Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky (who sentenced Brock Turner to only six months in jail) could be recalled, pending a June 5 vote. Bye-bye, Persky!