Weekend Watch — 11/18/22
The L Word for Gen-Q + giving Thelma & Louise vibes + the women who brought down a predator and started a movement...
Hey there, TueNighters! As you know, the TueNight team publishes an ah-mazing list of movie releases, series drops, and tv shows in our weekly TueDo List newsletter.
Here in the Weekend Watch, we’re able to take a deeper dive into our recommendations and chat a little more about what we’re watching — let’s go!
Here are this week's picks:
She Said (Theaters) — Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation. Their commitment and fortitude sparked a global conversation, helped propel the #MeToo, and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.
Bookmark for reading: the journalists and cast of “She Said” are on the cover of Marie Claire’s Power Issue — check out their interview, it’s extremely well done.
Dead to Me | Season 3 (Netflix) — the final season of this dark… like, we’re talking pitch-black, comedy. The soul of the series belongs to the “odd couple” chemistry between Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. The actresses play Jen Harding and Judy Hale, two women who met in a grief support group and struck up a friendship. All was well until Judy found out that Jen's partner was, in fact, alive. In this season, more drama and dark humor prevail as the women try to overcome their deep-seated trauma.
The word on the street: Still binge-worthy and engrossingly funny to the bittersweet end — it’s totally giving Thelma & Louise vibes.
In Her Hands (Netflix) — tells the story of Zarifa Ghafari, one of Afghanistan's first female mayors and the youngest person, at 26, to hold the position. The film documents her fight to survive and narrowly escape against the backdrop of her nation's accelerated unraveling.
It’s not an easy watch: “The final 30 minutes are incredibly tense, with everything prior to that building up to the Fall of Kabul, which is shot with a really nail-biting and shockingly raw atmosphere.” — The Review Geek
The L Word: Generation Q | Season 3 (Showtime) — a reboot of the original, 2000s-era L Word, centering on a group of diverse LGBTQ+ characters experiencing love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks, personal growth, and success in Los Angeles. Generation Q is set over ten years after The L Word. Several actors from the original series returned to reprise their roles (Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig, and Rosie O’Donnell, who joined the cast in season two) alongside guest stars Margaret Cho, Joanna Cassidy, Joey Lauren Adams, and Kehlani.