Bad Movies is a magazine featuring personal stories about pop culture. If you want to get fancy about it, we use essays to navigate our individual relationships with media and better understand the way it shapes us. Put more bluntly, we like talking about the things that matter to us.
The first two issues of Bad Movies had essays about how Scooby Doo helped a woman get comfortable in her own skin, how Twilight helped a woman come to terms with her mother's passing, how Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt helped someone leave a cult and a million other amazing stories.
Because we're an independent magazine, we supplement that with whatever we want. For the most part that means amazing art, fun activities, and some great comedic writing.
As a magazine you can read Bad Movies either in print or online. Starting with issue three (early 2017) we plan to supplement our issues with online exclusive content. Work we love that does not necessarily fit within our issues.
Bad Movies strives to feature work from new and unheard voices, while also being home to some of the best people working today. Issue one contained short stories from Josh Fadem (30 Rock, Better Call Saul), an essay from Will Hines (Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City), and art from Ryan Humphrey (Bartkira). Issue two had work from Bridey Elliott (Silicon Valley, Fort Tilden) and Riley Soloner (The Chris Gethard Show, UCB). Beyond that, a lot of our favorite pieces were from people who had never been published before and we like that mix.
Still unsure what we're about? Just read an issue!