Why Butt News?

I’m writer Lindy West and Butt News is my e-mail newsletter and movie club. We are going to talk butts and watch movies! You’ll love it! <3

Who Am I?

This is me! You might have read my work in the New York Times, or on Jezebel, or in the Stranger. Or maybe you have read one of my books (Shrill, The Witches Are Coming, or, my favorite, Shit, Actually) or watched my television show, Shrill, on Hulu. Or perhaps you follow me on Instagram for updates about my dog’s diarrhea. Or maybe you are my neighbor! I’m sorry we never take our garbage cans in!

What Is Butt News?

Butt News will deliver a brand new original piece of writing, by me, to your e-mail inbox 1-2 times per week. I’m in between book and TV projects and I got pretty burned out on writing op-eds so I stopped and I don’t blog and I don’t have much of a social media presence anymore, so Butt News is THE BEST WAY to stay in touch with me, hear my crappy thoughts, ask me questions, find out what lipstick shade that is/where I got my glasses, get mad about my bad takes, and laugh at my jokes!

PLUS, most importantly, every week we are going to WATCH A MOVIE TOGETHER and we’re going to call it BUTT NEWS MOVIE CLUB. If you read my last book, Shit, Actually, then you know the vibe—each week I’ll be re-watching a classic blockbuster movie and recapping/roasting it in painstaking detail. The idea is that YOU will ALSO watch the same movie that week, read my recap (out loud?), and hopefully get the feeling that I’m sitting right there with you in your living room being annoying! And we can discuss it in the comments, I think! It’ll be a whole thing!

As a member of Butt News and Butt News Movie Club, you’ll receive (on average) two newsletters per week. The first, early in the week, will be a spicy fruit salad of whatever’s on my mind (miscellaneous complaining, political opinions, pictures of my dog), along with a heads up about what that week’s movie is going to be. Then on Friday you’ll receive your full Butt News Movie Club recap of the week! How fun!

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s free, for now! I’m going to keep all the content free for the first month or so, and Butt News Movie Club will always be free, but eventually there will be special content for paid subscribers. And just because it’s currently free doesn’t mean you CAN’T support me and my work RIGHT NOW by becoming a monthly ($5/month) or annual ($50/year) paid subscriber! You are welcome to! If you REALLY REALLY LOVE ME and are RICH AS HELL you can even be a Founding Member and pay any amount of your choice over the annual $50.

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Lindy West 
Lindy West is from Seattle.