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Later, Sluts Later, Sluts

Looking back at the circumstances, it’s a surprise that I was hired at Jezebel. When I first sat down with Editor-in-Chief Jessica Coen to talk about joining the staff as Editorial Assistant nearly seven years ago, little lined up: I had arrived to meet her at a café on Houston after working an eight-hour breakfast…

They're Here, They're Queer, They're Buying Lemonade from Suri Cruise They're Here, They're Queer, They're Buying Lemonade from Suri Cruise

Far be it from me to criticize an enterprising young woman who takes to the New York City streets on an 85-degree day to sell the LGBTQ community and allies cups of lemonade at $2 a pop, even (or especially?) if that young woman is 12-year-old celebrity progeny Suri Cruise.

Chloe Dykstra, Ex of Chris Hardwick, Describes Disturbing Abuse by 'Successful Podcaster' Ex Boyfriend Chloe Dykstra, Ex of Chris Hardwick, Describes Disturbing Abuse by 'Successful Podcaster' Ex Boyfriend

In a gut-wrenching essay on Medium, actor Chloe Dykstra describes a years-long emotionally abusive relationship with a man 20 years her senior, who she supported as he went from “a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company.” Though she never mentions him by name in her piece, many are …

I'm Starting the Oscar Campaign for Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent Now I'm Starting the Oscar Campaign for Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent Now

Vanderpump Rules’ Lala Kent is a modern-day renaissance woman: She is SUR hostess, a beauty mogul, a reality TV star and recording artist; she once announced that she had “taken up reading books”; she drinks her anxiety medication from a baby bottle; and says a daily empowerment prayer where “I look in the mirror and…

'Her Hair Was Blonde': An Oral History of Seeing Sarah Jessica Parker on the Street 'Her Hair Was Blonde': An Oral History of Seeing Sarah Jessica Parker on the Street

On June 5, 2018, four Jezebel writers—Megan Reynolds, Joanna Rothkopf, Bobby Finger, and Madeleine Davies—exited the recording studio where they had been discussing the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City for a podcast. Finger, who had errands to run, took a left. Reynolds, Rothkopf, and Davies, took a right to…

I Love You, But I Love Me More

For the 20th anniversary of Sex and the City—which premiered on HBO on June 6, 1998 and went on to become iconic prestige television—Jezebel is doing a week of posts dedicated to our favorite band of sexual women friends.

Her Hair, It's Down Her Hair, It's Down

Continuing the recent celebrity trend of being entirely unrecognizable on the cover of a magazine, Ariana Grande let’s her hair down—both literally and, perhaps, figuratively—on British Vogue’s July cover.

A Broke (to Not-So-Broke) Woman's Guide to Dressing Like Villanelle From Killing Eve A Broke (to Not-So-Broke) Woman's Guide to Dressing Like Villanelle From Killing Eve

If you’ve been watching Phoebe Waller Bridge’s brilliant BBC America crime drama Killing Eve (which concludes this Sunday), then you’ve likely become obsessed by the 1.) insanely gorgeous hair of Sandra Oh and 2.) wardrobe of trained assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), and one frothy pink dress in particular.

Will NBC's Next Live Musical Show Dong?

NBC has announced that its next live musical—a follow up to star-studded productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Sound of Music—will be Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. So now the real question: Will the cast hang brain?

Catfish Gets Suspended Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Nev Schulman Catfish Gets Suspended Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Nev Schulman

MTV has suspended production of Catfish, the world’s most depressing dating show, after host Nev Schulman—known for his woke elevator selfies and punching a woman in the face while he was a student at Sarah Lawrence—was accused of sexual misconduct.

Our Suggestion: Make the Live-Action Dora the Explorer Grittier Our Suggestion: Make the Live-Action Dora the Explorer Grittier

¡Hola! As you may or may not be aware, the popular cartoon Dora the Explorer is being adapted into a live-action feature by Nickelodeon and casting is underway. But while a parent might have the patience to plop their kids in front of the TV for a couple hours of Dora at home, the idea that they will sit through a…

Watch What Happens When Two Dementors Meet (Live) Watch What Happens When Two Dementors Meet (Live)

It is said that a kiss from a dementor is a sentence worse than death, the receiver becoming a “shell of a person” doomed to wander the mortal coil for the rest of its days—free from sadness, yes, but also barred from joy, from excitement, from contentment. Teach that shell of a person how to make bad spicy margaritas…

I Will Only Watch the Halsey Biopic If It Includes This Clip

In what I’m sure will be the biggest news in women’s media on this sleepy April Thursday, Deadline is reporting that singer Halsey is developing a movie about her life with Sony. Wow!

I Believe YouTubers Are the Future I Believe YouTubers Are the Future

Like with any age demographic, it’s hard to characterize teens with one blanket description. Some are smart and some are dumb. Some are polite and some gather in groups and heckle you (okay, me) on the subway. There are those, like the Parkland teenagers, who are informed and brave activists and then there are others…

In Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale, We All Pay a Blood Price In Season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale, We All Pay a Blood Price

The first 15 minutes of The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 2—the first episode to deviate completely from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel—is equal parts gripping and stomach turning. How will anyone—handmaids and viewers alike—survive this?

Sister Duo First Aid Kit Let Their Soulful Wails Loose on Kimmel

First Aid Kit, the folk duo composed of Johanna and Klara Söderberg, performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night and—oh my Lorde—can these two play a beautiful tune.

The Jezebel Staff's Third* Most Discussed Film Will Be a Television Series The Jezebel Staff's Third* Most Discussed Film Will Be a Television Series

In our rare moments of downtime, the Jezebel staff—a collection of high-minded and creative writers and critics, definitely NOT a group of idiots—often finds itself debating fine art and culture, particularly the popular horror series, The Purge. Just like they did at the Algonquin Round Table, I imagine!

Let's Not Forget That Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent Drinks Nightly From a Baby Bottle Let's Not Forget That Vanderpump Rules' Lala Kent Drinks Nightly From a Baby Bottle

As we rush into our weekend, a much needed time of leisure, it’s easy to forget all the things that troubled us throughout the week. Typically, this is a good thing, but it’s still important to remember that just because you’ve slowed down doesn’t mean the world has. Wars continue to rage, the oceans are dying, and…

Let's Help This Woman Find Her Dream Swimsuit Let's Help This Woman Find Her Dream Swimsuit

Earlier today, we received an email from a distressed reader who—feeling the encroachment of beach season—is desperate to find a new one-piece swimsuit and is having no luck. Let’s change that.

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