The stories we watch on television and at the movies can impact the stories of our own lives. Each week we’ll hear stories from real people all over the world about the ways their favorite tv and movies have shaped them. Featuring the voices of Helena Bonham Carter, Cara Buono, Bobby Berk and more.
Because I Watched Sex Education
Asking your mom about sex can be weird. This Israeli journalist vows to make it anything but for her teenage son.
This essay was written and read by Sara Benincasa
Because I Watched To All The Boys I've Loved Before
One Korean-American woman finally sees herself reflected in a romantic lead, and learns to embrace all the parts of her identity.
This essay is read by Anna Cathcart, who plays Kitty on To All The Boys I've Loved Before.
Because I Watched Orange is the New Black
An Egyptian woman struggles with her identity as a lesbian in a country that denies her existence. A mysterious stranger and the ladies of Litchfield help her find her way.
This week’s essay is read by Dascha Polanco, who plays Daya in Orange is the New Black.
Because I Watched Grace and Frankie
As a woman, being a standup comedian in India is not the norm. But Fatima finds inspiration and courage from two onscreen funny women and gives it a go.
This week’s essay is read by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who play Grace and Frankie on Grace and Frankie.
Because I Watched: Holiday Trailer
We'll be taking a short break for the holidays, but don't worry! We'll be back in the new year with more stories.
Because I Watched Stranger Things
Four Texas teachers transport their students to 1980s Hawkins, Indiana where they encounter demogorgons, the Upside Down, and a newfound confidence in their studies.
This week’s essay is read by Cara Buono, who plays Karen Wheeler in Stranger Things.