Hong Khaou’s quiet indie drama reflects on the ways in which loss and trauma become internalized and inexpressible over a lifetime

Sawyers and Golding play conflicted love interests in Monsoon. Image: Strand Releasing.

This piece bridges the writings of Audre Lorde on Black womanhood with the shooting of Megan thee Stallion and the toxicity of misogynoir

Megan Thee Stallion survived a gunshot to the foot in July. Image: Billboard.

Derek Lu

Ph.D Student at USC, TV and pop culture fanatic. Follow me for critical takes on what’s making waves in today’s oversaturated landscape. 🐝

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