The PettyCoat Chronicles This is The PettyCoat Chronicles, a column by Natasha Oladokun that investigates our culture’ love of historical dramas.

‘Ammonite’ Isn’t a Lesbian Romance, But It Is About Intimacy

This movie is not a romance. I’ve watched it over and over again, wanting it to be, but I don’t think it is one—at least in a conventional sense.

Dec 01, 2021
‘Bridgerton’ Is a Gilded Failure of Imagination

Whiteness, not a fantasy, is what grants the Black English aristocracy its legitimacy in this fictional world.

Jan 25, 2021