Gina Rodriguez Is Producing A TV Series About A ‘Secret Feminist Social Media Group’

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The show is set to tell a story of sisterhood in the digital age

The first rule of secret feminist social media groups is that you don't talk about secret feminist social media groups ... unless you're making a TV show about them, in which case, go ahead!

Gina Rodriguez, best known for her work on Jane The Virgin, is set to produce a new series about a group of friends who met in a private feminist forum on in the internet. According to Variety, the show (potentially titled Femme) will showcase the diverse digital sisterhood as they navigate the IRL complexities of allyship through both serious and comedic crises.

Rodriguez and her company, I Can And I Will, are helming the project with producer Emily Gipson. The idea was created by Audrey Wauchope and Rachel Specter, who have worked together on shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Cougar Town, and One Tree Hill.

This isn't the only show Rodriguez is working on: She's also got two more series in the pipeline. Created for CBS, Have Mercy tells the story of a Latina doctor who sets up a makeshift clinic in her apartment after immigrating to Miami. Illegal, slated for CW, is the dramatized version of the real-life events of writer Rafael Agustin, who discovered that he was an undocumented immigrant at the age of 16.

Meanwhile, Jane The Virgin is currently in its fourth season and continues to be hailed by critics as an "over-the-top telenovela ... layering in more humor and increasingly complex storytelling."

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I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.