Author Archives: Sarah Sahagian

About Sarah Sahagian

Sarah Sahagian is a feminist writer based in Toronto. Her byline has appeared in such publications as Elle Canada, Flare, Bitch Media, The Toronto Star, and The National Post. She is also the co-host of You Do You: A Dating Podcast. Sarah holds a master’s degree in Gender Studies from The London School of Economics. You can find her on Twitter, where she posts about politics and live-tweets The Bachelor

Revisiting Cruel Intentions: The Most Toxic Teen Film of The 90s

I am optimistic that the world won’t end for at least another five years, but I’m willing to call it: Cruel Intentions is the most inappropriate movie ever made for minors. For the uninitiated, Cruel Intentions is a teen psychosexual…

You Guys, Bridesmaids Still Slays

Bridesmaids still slays. That’s the verdict of this week’s The Hold Up. Directed by Paul Fieg, written by Kristen Wiig, and starring Wiig, Maya Rudoplh, Rose Byrne and Melissa McCarthy, the film remains a classic for numerous reasons. While we…

It’s Spring, So Let’s Revisit 500 Days of Summer

Breakups are hard, but also sort of beautiful. That’s the premise of 500 Days of Summer, the 2009 rom-com starring Joseph Gordon-Levvit and Zooey Deschanel. Directed by Marc Webb, the film was based on a real-life romance belonging to its…

Never Been Kissed Never Should Have Been Made

This week, we’re tackling one of the most problematic teen movies ever made, Never Been Kissed. Yes, that Never Been Kissed, the one that made an entire generation think it was romantic for your Grade 12 teacher to hit on…

Why Pam and Jim Are Not Your #RelationshipGoals

The American adaptation of The Office is one of those comforting sitcoms we rewatch ad infinitum. Unlike its curmudgeonly British sibling, America’s Office had an almost quixotic quality. From the kicky theme song to the wholesome pranks Jim plays on…

Why “Ross and Rachel” Were The Worst

Friends debuted on NBC in 1994, introducing us to a cast of six white people who could somehow afford to live in Manhattan, despite spending all day at a coffee shop… Created by David Crane, Friends is one of those…

The Hold Up: Spice World, AKA The Most Feminist Movie Ever Made

This week’s podcast episode/article is about Spice World, AKA The Most Feminist Movie Ever Made. Directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller, it’s the Platonic Ideal of Major Motion Pictures (Except not, because Plato was a raging misogynist,…

This Movie Is Not About Columbine

This week, we’re talking about Michael Moore’s (somehow) Oscar-winning documentary, Bowling For Columbine. Released in 2002, it was a hit with audiences and critics alike, garnering rave reviews and grossing $58 million, which is a lot for a doc. Named…

Jonesing For Bridget: Why Bridget Jones’ Diary Is Still A Classic

Based on the novel by Helen Fielding, the 2001 film adaptation of Bridget Jones’ Diary is a comic masterpiece. Twenty years after its initial release, this film holds up (almost entirely, but admittedly not completely). Let’s revisit this tale of…