Booksmart Trailer: Olivia Wilde’s New Movie Looks Like the Female Superbad

The trailer for Olivia Wilde‘s directorial debut is here, and it will give you major Superbad vibes. Don’t get it twisted, though It’s a hilarious, wildly original movie all its own. Titled Booksmart, the flick centers on two high school seniors, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein, a.k.a Julie in Lady Bird), who played it safe all four years but want to experience one crazy night before college.

“Nobody knows that we are fun,” Molly tells Amy at the top of the trailer. “We didn’t party because we wanted to focus on school and get into good colleges—but the irresponsible people who partied also got into those colleges.”

What transpires is a night of adolescent debauchery straight out of Superbad. (It’s a fitting comparison, given that Jonah Hill is Feldstein’s older brother.) They spray some mace, rob a pizza delivery guy, do lots of joy-riding, and…get arrested? “This seems excessive,” Amy says while in handcuffs. “Shot gun!”

Watch the trailer for yourself, below.

The movie debuted at the South by Southwest Festival this week to rave reviews. Everyone on Twitter is talking about how it’s the new-and-improved Superbad—which is a high honor, given that movie’s place in pop culture. “This movie looks awesome. It looks like a female-lead Superbad. Which is not only the highest compliment I could give, but also what I would have LOVED as a teenager (and prob still will). @BeanieFeldstein should be in everything! @oliviawilde, direct all the things,” tweeted one person.

“Booksmart: wow. You’re going to hear ‘Superbad for girls.’ And yeah in premise. But Olivia Wilde has made a blazingly original coming-of-age buddy comedy that’s fresh and phenomenally funny,” tweeted someone else who seemingly attended the festival.

Check out some more reactions to the movie and trailer for yourself, below:

Booksmart hits theaters everyone May 24, 2019.

Captain Marvel Review: Brie Larson Is a New Kind of Female Hero

The female hero is evolving rapidly, or maybe she just can’t be pigeonholed anymore. Whatever the case, it took long enough. Action movies with female leads, especially in the superhero subgenre, have certainly been few and far between compared to the slew of male-fronted films. Despite that, movies like Kill Bill, Foxy Brown, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider paved the way for major female-fronted action franchises to take over the box office in the last decade, including The Hunger Games, Divergent, Star Wars, and, of course, Wonder Woman.

This weekend, Marvel finally debuted its first solo female superhero movie, Captain Marvel—and with that came countless comparisons to DC’s Wonder Woman. But other than their genre and box office successes, the films—and their heroes—are nothing alike. In fact, as far as heroes go, Captain Marvel is the first of her kind.

Their differences are most notable in, where else, their superpowers. Wonder Woman’s defining message is that there’s strength in being feminine, and hers is tangible. We see it radiating off her glowing skin. We see the way her strapless breastplate and short skirt accentuate her curves and muscles. She’s an Amazon, a towering marvel of a woman. Wonder Woman’s calling card is that she’s unlike any male hero. She was literally created in the 1940s to be the antithesis of a male hero, an answer to masculinity—something that was not only revolutionary in its era, but controversial.

Captain Marvel, as we’ve come to know her in the MCU, is not that. To start, her backstory is more modern: The character in her current iteration was created by Kelly Sue DeConnick in 2012. Carol Danvers is an Earth-born fighter pilot in the U.S. military. She’s one of us, she’s achievable. She shares our stories, our struggles in the real world. She’s bogged down by the chains of patriarchy, forced to find her own internal feminine strength to get back up each time she’s knocked down. She’s tomboyish—her off-duty wardrobe consists of Nine Inch Nails T-shirts, leather jackets, flannels, and baseball caps—and unlike Wonder Woman, her super suit neither hugs her hips nor exposes her skin. But it’s not traditionally masculine, either. In some ways, Captain Marvel eludes gender—from her function-first suit, to her nearly gender-neutral character development.

Both Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel are monumental characters, and their differences are what makes each of them so special and lovable. But while feminine power exudes from Wonder Woman in every action scene, her idyllic form dancing through war-torn fields and obliterating men, Captain Marvel’s is in the subtext. Take the famed No Man’s Land scene in Wonder Woman; she stands out in lurid color against a sea of grey male soldiers, towering over them, her long locks twirling with her sword. Captain Marvel’s strength is in her story, rather than the visual aids. There’s a subtle nod to girl power in a fight scene set to No Doubt’s “I’m Just a Girl.” In another scene, a montage of misogynists tell Carol she’s too emotional to be a pilot, not strong enough to be an athlete. We watch a pilot prod, “It’s called a cockpit for a reason.”

The most feminine part of Captain Marvel is her ability to overcome in the face of misogyny. It’s endurance—a feminine strength that may not be inherent, but is certainly learned, or forced upon women in the real world. I love this about Captain Marvel, along with her inability to be pinned as any type of female hero that came before her. Because while Wonder Woman is powerfully female, many action franchises’ leading women are almost conventionally male. Rey in The Last Jedi and The Force Awakens is reminiscent of the golden boys of saviors past, a Harry Potter reboot. Ellen Ripley of Alien also contains conventionally masculine power, a morally-sound badass with brawny muscles.

Adriana Lima on Motherhood, Self-Care, and Wearing Makeup to the Gym

Wearing makeup to the gym is divisive. While some consider it the one public safe haven where you should feel free to not GAF about how you look, others—like model Adriana Lima—will tell you it’s a boost of confidence to catch a glimpse of their cat eye in the mirror while doing bicep curls. “I’m someone who’s obsessed with the gym, and I also love makeup,” says Lima, who’s the face for the new Maybelline x Puma collaboration, a collection clearly meant for those who fall into latter thought camp on workout makeup. “To be able to have makeup that I can apply when I’m on the go, when I can just drop my kids at school and go straight to the gym and not worry about the makeup lasting, is a dream.”

That’s exactly the goal of the five-piece collection (which includes gym-proof highlighter, eyeshadow sticks, lipstick, blush/highlighter duo sticks, and a mascara), and why Lima makes such a perfect fit as the face of the collab. A quick scroll though her Instagram reveals the woman is an athlete in the truest sense. Besides pictures of her daughters and red carpet snaps, her feed is full of shots of her boxing, strength training, and breaking a sweat. Ahead, we catch up with the model to chat sweat-proof makeup, skin care, and the rest of our Big Beauty Questions.

Glamour: What’s your makeup look of choice usually when you head to the gym?

AL: Mascara, lipstick, and blush. That makes me feel strong.

What does strong mean to you?

AL: To me, strong is just feeling confident on your feet and not being afraid to be adventurous or try new things.

What’s the best workout advice you’ve ever gotten?

AL: You just have to keep moving. And I know there are days when you’re not in the mood—I have so many days that I’m not in the mood to get up and hit the gym, but I just force myself to it. Sometimes you might be late to class or you might only have 15 minutes. That’s okay—getting there is the most important thing. Fifteen minutes is better than nothing.

What’s one beauty rule you swear by?

AL: I have a few rules: Use sunblock. I’m in Miami, so I use lip balm. Wash your face. And use oils! People tend to be scared of them but a good one won’t break you out.

You’re trapped on a desert island. What three products do you bring with you?

AL: Oh my God. Sunblock. Lip balm. And can I say water? Water!

What are your go-to skin care products?

AL: I love coconut oil, any kind of scrub to wash off my face, and a simple skin mist.

What’s your go-to workout music?

AL: For getting ready, I like to listen to “I Remember” by deadmau5. But at the gym I can go from “Taki Taki” with Cardi B to rock ‘n’ roll like Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”, Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” and the Rolling Stones.

If you could change one thing about beauty perceptions in Hollywood or on social media what would it be?

AL: That not everyone has to be a size zero, not everyone has to have clear skin, and not everyone has to wear the fashionable color of the season.

What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?

12 New Swimwear Brands That’ll Make You Excited for Summer 2019

I have a hard time getting hyped about shopping for swimsuits. Maybe it’s because there’s only so many ways to make so little fabric feel exciting year after year. (More cut-outs? More straps? I’d rather keep the same plain one-piece, thanks.) Swimsuit shopping can be fraught for a myriad of reasons, but here are 12 reasons to get excited about it in 2019: These new swimwear brands are doing legitimately innovative stuff and offering pieces that are just plain fun to wear. Some come from familiar names, like Target, Madewell, and Self-Portrait; others you might be learning about just now. But they’ll all inspire you to hit the beach, pond, or pool this summer.

Shop some of our favorite new swimwear brands, ahead.

Captain Marvel Broke Box Office Records With a $455 Million Opening Weekend

Marvel’s first female-led superhero movie is officially a record-breaking success: Captain Marvel made a reported $153 million in its opening weekend, just in the U.S. alone. It brought in another $302 million internationally for a huge total of $455 million worldwide ticket sales, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers, a pilot who becomes Captain Marvel after she finds herself in the middle of an intergalactic war. It’s also the first in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to have a woman behind the camera—co-director and writer, Anna Boden.

Those numbers make Captain Marvel the biggest opening of 2019, as well as the first film to break the $100 million dollar mark this year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the global sales also make Captain Marvel the biggest launch for a female-fronted film ever and the second-largest superhero film behind Avengers: Infinity War. It’s the sixth-best opening worldwide of all time.

Clearly, moviegoers were ready for a female superhero to take charge in her own piece of the franchise. This, along with the smashing success of Wonder Woman, should put an end to any doubts that female superheroes can’t sell at the box office.

Fans took to social media to give their own mini-reviews after seeing the film. “I saw Captain Marvel tonight,” wrote one user. “I am such a fan of the @kellysue comics, and was KINDA nervous. Because SOMETIMES screen things aren’t as good as paper things. BUT I LOVED IT. Truly. Madly. Deeply. #HigherFurtherFaster” Another said, “I just wanted to tell you that we WE ARE SAFE NOW MISS CAPTAIN MARVEL IS HERE AND SHE IS GLOWING.”

“#CaptainMarvel was good fun, and the backlash against it pre-release was ridiculous,” said another user. “Go see it and support it – shouldn’t matter to whiny nerds what gender or race the lead in a Marvel movie is, it’s still a Marvel movie. Representation clearly matters.”

Next up for Captain Marvel? She’ll help take on Thanos when Avengers: Endgame opens on April 26.

Aidy Bryant Is Living Her Best Life With Hulu’s Shrill

Annie has an epiphany at a “Fat Babe Pool Party,” where she sees women of all shapes, sizes, and colors enjoying themselves without a care in the world. It leads to one of the most poignant monologues in the show. “I’ve wasted so much time and energy and money…for what? For what?” Annie says to her roommate, Fran (Lolly Adefope), and a new friend they meet at the pool party. “I’m fat. I’m fucking fat. Hello? I’m fat!”

Bryant experienced a similar “a-ha” moment in her own life. “At a certain point, after all the dieting, weird exercise programs, or Weight Watchers—all these different things that I had tried—I didn’t look any different,” she says. “I didn’t super care, but people were telling me that I was supposed to. So I was like, ‘I’m going to wash my hands of this.’ I just started trying to be healthy for myself and put all that energy into trying to achieve my dreams.”

The pursuit of those dreams first took Bryant to Chicago, where she attended Columbia College and became a member of the famed Second City improv group (Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Stephen Colbert are also alumni). The change of scenery—Bryant grew up in Phoenix, Arizona—did wonders for her, both personally and professionally.

“I went to a sporty high school with a lot of very thin, very athletic girls. I always felt like, ‘I don’t fit in, and I should, and that’s what matters,'” she says. “Then I went to Chicago and met these girls who were big, like I was, and fashionable and had boyfriends. They didn’t seem encumbered by their own thinking of themselves. I remember being like, ‘Well, I want to be like them.’ That was a big game-changer for me.”

Not everyone in Chicago was enlightened, of course. Bryant says the first few talent agents she met had limited ideas about where her career could go. “They were basically like, ‘Look, you know, there’s not a lot of roles for your type,'” she says. “At the time, I think I was 21 or 22, they would send me out for mom parts in, like, Walmart commercials where it was like, ‘This is a mom with three kids.’ I think because of my body type they were like, ‘Oh, she’s a mom,’ which is wild.”

Hulu’s PEN15 Review: I Wish Every Teen Girl Would Watch This Show

Junior high is, for me at least, a time worth forgetting. That formative, cringe-inducing time was filled with angst, cliques, and a whole lot of acne. So watching Hulu‘s PEN15, a coming-of-age comedy following two seventh grade girls in the year 2000, was a mixed experience: The rush of seeing the early aughts return, the uncomfortable twinges from remembering the growing pains of those years.

It’s just so scarily accurate. The pivotal slow dance to K-Ci & JoJo’s “All My Life.” Early AIM experiments with away messages, “hot singles” chatrooms, and desperate pleas to your parents to stay off the phone while you’re on the Internet. Gel pens. B*Witched. Butterfly clips. Middle parts. Regret all around.

There’s a moment in episode three—”Ojichan”—that many woman might find as deeply relatable as I did, regardless of whether a TigerBeat poster of Jonathan Taylor Thomas was on the bedroom wall or not. After spending the majority of the episode masturbating and being consumed by shame over it—to the point that she’s literally haunted by the prospect of her dead grandpa knowing what she’s up to—a distraught Maya (Maya Erskine) confesses to her best friend Anna (Anna Konkle), “I’m like Sam [their male friend who was caught looking at porn earlier in the episode], only I’m grosser because I’m a girl and I’m a pervert. And I really shouldn’t be doing what I’m doing.”

That scene alone is proof why I so desperately needed a show like PEN15 when I was younger. Sam and his buddies crack as many sex jokes as you’d expect from a group of adolescent boys, gathering after school to try and catch a glimpse of boobs on the Spice channel. It’s accepted as normal, something we’ve seen onscreen so many times that it’s become a cliché: Horny Teen Boys.

But I can count on one hand the times I’ve seen a teen series tackle female masturbation, and I was 30 when I saw most of them. Maya feels guilt over something boys are taught to boast about because, like me, she grew up without a show like PEN15 or Netflix’s Sex Education and Big Mouth to reassure her that what she’s doing is normal. To show her that many other girls her age are just as weird and awkward—and, yes, gross—as the boys. That she’s never grosser simply because she is a girl.

“Gross” is definitely something PEN15 leans into—and in doing so, it’s groundbreaking. The fact that Erskine and Konkle are adults playing teen versions of themselves allows them to depict their characters’ burgeoning sexualities with an attention to detail that would be impossible with a younger actor. The first time Maya masturbates, it’s seconds after she’d been playing with two My Little Pony dolls, pressing their nuzzles together to have them make out. It’s deeply realistic—my Barbies were “having sex” with Ken before I even knew what sex really was—because, in the words of Britney Spears, she’s “not a girl, not yet a woman.” Despite knowing I’m not watching an actual teen grind against pillows or wipe her hand on her bedroom carpet when she’s finished, it was hard not to feel challenged by PEN15‘s unflinching portrayal of something I’m accustomed to seeing from only males onscreen. Maya’s shame is my shame, and that’s hard to shake—no matter how many decades I’ve had to unlearn what the patriarchy taught me.

The thing is, puberty is a nightmare. For too long, girls have been relegated to the sidelines in these stories, limited to being some sort of Winnie Cooper type—a chaste, flawless object of affection with perfect manners and not a single zit. But we aren’t immune to the horrors of adolescence; girls can be just as raunchy, just as cruel, just as dorky as the boys who have dominated pop culture’s coming-of-age stories for so long.

Pete Davidson Opened Up About ‘Girlfriend’ Kate Beckinsale on ‘SNL’

Pete Davidson commented on his relationship with actress Kate Beckinsale during Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” segment last night (March 9). Though the comedian didn’t mention her explicitly by name, he fully acknowledged his love life following his split from Ariana Grande after host Colin Jost asked him about his new “girlfriend.”

“Anything else going on?” Jost asked Davidson, who smiled coyly. “No, I’m good, I don’t think so,” he replied.

“Not like a new girlfriend situation at all, Pete?” Jost asked again, which prompted Davidson, 25, to talk about Beckinsale, 45—and call out the media’s “crazy” fascination with their 20-year age gap. “Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Apparently, people have a crazy fascination with our age difference,” he added. “It doesn’t really bother us.”

“But then again, I’m new to this, so if you have questions about relationships with a big age difference, just ask Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Statham, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere, Jeff Goldblum, Scott Disick, Dane Cook…” he went on, listing of a bunch of other men who have dated women much younger than them.

It’s an incredibly valid point—most people don’t even think about a large age gap when it’s an older-man-younger-woman situation.

Check out the clip below:

Davidson and Beckinsale first sparked romance rumors in January after they were seen flirting at a 2019 Golden Globes afterparty. They were also spotted out and about together in New York City a handful of times before confirming their relationship with a kiss at a recent hockey game.

Cheers to the happy couple—and the reminder that age is, after all, just a number.

Pete Davidson Opened Up About ‘Girlfriend’ Beckinsale on ‘SNL’

Pete Davidson commented on his relationship with actress Kate Beckinsale during Saturday Night Live‘s “Weekend Update” segment last night (March 9). Though the comedian didn’t mention her explicitly by name, he fully acknowledged his love life following his split from Ariana Grande after host Colin Jost asked him about his new “girlfriend.”

“Anything else going on?” Jost asked Davidson, who smiled coyly. “No, I’m good, I don’t think so,” he replied.

“Not like a new girlfriend situation at all, Pete?” Jost asked again, which prompted Davidson, 25, to talk about Beckinsale, 45—and call out the media’s “crazy” fascination with their 20-year age gap. “Oh, yeah. Oh, yeah. Apparently, people have a crazy fascination with our age difference,” he added. “It doesn’t really bother us.

“But then again, I’m new to this, so if you have questions about relationships with a big age difference, just ask Leonardo DiCaprio, Jason Statham, Michael Douglas, Richard Gere, Jeff Goldblum, Scott Disick, Dane Cook…” he went on, listing of a bunch of other men who have dated women much younger than them.

It’s an incredibly valid point—most people don’t even think about a large age gap when it’s an older-man-younger-woman situation.

Check out the clip below:

Davidson and Beckinsale first sparked romance rumors in January after they were seen flirting at a 2019 Golden Globes after-party. They were also spotted out and about together in New York City a handful of times before confirming their relationship with a kiss at a recent hockey game.

Cheers to the happy couple—and to the reminder that age is, after all, just a number.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez: A Complete Timeline of Their Relationship

Congrats are in order for Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, who just announced their engagement after two years of dating. Ever since confirming their romance in 2017, the two have proven that they’re a match made in heaven through copious loved-up Instagram posts, adorable quotes, and multiple instances of twinning their outfits (a sure sign of love if any). From their joint Vanity Fair cover to their PDA-filled red carpet appearances, here’s a look back at J.Lo and A-Rod’s relationship timeline—which, by the way, begins 12 years before they actually started dating.

May 2005: The two first meet at a baseball game at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York, in 2005. Lopez is still married to then-husband Marc Anthony, but she stops to shake Rodriguez’s hand before the first pitch.

March 2017: Fast-forward almost 12 years. “They have been dating for a few weeks,” a source tells People in March. “[Alex] has been around her family, and [Jennifer] really likes that he is a dad. She is aware, though, that he is a ladies’ man too and is being cautious. For now, it’s just fun. She is single and enjoys dating.”

Later on that month, Rodriguez confirms their relationship on The View. “It’s obvious, we’ve been having a great time,” he says. “She’s an amazing girl and one of the smartest human beings I’ve ever met and also an incredible mother.”

Then, just hours after his interview, Lopez and Rodriguez are spotted in public together for the first time.

April 2017: Lopez opens up to Ellen Degeneres about the new man in her life, dishing all the details about how the two got re-acquainted more than a decade after they first met. “I was having lunch somewhere and saw him,” she says, “and then, afterwards, I went outside, but for some reason, I just felt like tapping him on the shoulder and saying ‘Hi’.”

Throughout the month of April, Lopez and Rodriguez are spotted hand-in-hand all around town.

May 2017: The pair make their red carpet debut as a couple the 2017 Met Gala, making it official-official.

June 2017: Lopez shares the first photo of her and Rodriguez’s kids all hanging out, meaning things have definitely progressed. (She has two children—twins Max and Emme—and he has two daughters, Natasha and Ella.)

The couple also take their first trip to Paris together.

July 2017: The singer praises A-Rod in a sweet birthday tribute on Instagram: “Happy birthday to the man who makes my heart skip a beat every time he walks in the room.”

October 2017: Us Weekly reports that Lopez and Rodriguez have started looking for a home in New York together.

Later that month, the couple unveil their Vanity Fair cover. In their first-ever interview together, they open up about their relationship and dish about what they love about each other and all the things they have in common. “We are very much twins,” Rodriguez says in the cover story. “We’re both Leos, we’re both from New York, we’re both Latino… and about 20 other things.”

February 2018: The two celebrate their first anniversary, with Lopez giving Rodriguez a shoutout at one of her concerts. “We’ve been together for one year today,” she says. “I don’t want to get all mushy or anything, but baby, this song’s for you. I love you.”

July 2017: It’s Rodriguez’s turn to give Lopez some love on her birthday, writing, “For someone who has been about giving everything she has 365 days a year—to our children, our families, the world—I hope today, we can give you all the happiness you deserve.”

August 2018: The pair walk the 2018 MTV VMAs red carpet together, where Rodriguez proves that he’s the best Instagram boyfriend when he’s caught snapping pics of Lopez.