Liat Ron's new play, Guts, is an entertaining and brutally honest look at one woman’s struggles with body image.  The play tells the story of Hellthy, played by Ron, who's broken up with her boyfriend and left NYC to move back in with her parents in Israel.  Hellthy's post-breakup depression consumes her at first--she sleeps all day and ruminates in her negative thoughts.  Her insecurities are magnified to gargantuan proportions as she ... Read More
  You may have guessed from the title that Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys revolves around straight women and their gay best friends. Last season took place in NYC, while this one centers on the unlikely location of Nashville, Tennessee. The show is forged from the "Karen and Jack" dynamic, shining a light on the relationships between straight women and their gay BFFs.  Setting a reality show about gay men’s relationships in the Bible Belt ... Read More
  We all know the old-fashioned trope that tends to pervade romantic comedies about heterosexual couples- the guy is the pursuer and the woman is the pursued.  We also (hopefully) know that this is a taught discourse of society, and not hardwired.  Of course women should be pursuing whom and what they want as well.  But what is the real problem with this old-fashioned romance idea?  Why is it still so acceptable for women to go along with ... Read More
After Rachel Fleischer graduated from college she took out a loan for a video camera, and took to roaming the streets to create a project she was sincere about filming.  She would dedicate the next four years of her life to documenting the lives of homeless people on the streets of Los Angeles.  Through her very personal and compassionate documentary, Without a Home, she gives some of the people she met a chance to tell their stories honestly.  ... Read More
I hope that many of you got the chance to watch Miss Representation on HBO. It is truly a remarkable and eye-opening documentary. One of the most amazing thing about the film, though, is how it’s launched a movement to end negative depictions of women in the media: MissRepresentation.org. Recently they’ve turned their campaign toward Halloween, including this video that some of the Miss Rep interns made on a trip to a store selling costumes for ... Read More
In The Education of Dee Dee Ricks, a documentary airing tonight on HBO, Dee Dee Ricks is a wealthy, materialistic socialite who has everything--including breast cancer. She is lucky to have the money and health insurance to provide herself with her needed health care. But the piling medical bills are a sobering life changer for Dee Dee, as she becomes empathetic to women with breast cancer who aren’t as lucky as she is. Having cancer opens Dee Dee up ... Read More
 The documentary I've been dying to see since I first saw the trailer is finally premiering on TV tonight!  Do not miss Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom; it's sure to be a powerful film about modern women's depictions in the media.   This is not just a film, it's the catalyst to a growing movement and a call to challenge the media.  They've launched numerous social change campaigns already including, Represent Us, where anyone can ... Read More
Attention Madge fans, the new trailer for Madonna's movie W.E. has dropped.  Will it be her comeback into the film world?  From the looks of the trailer, the cinematography looks beautiful and the music is lovely.   The film, written and directed by Madonna, takes place in 1930s England, and is Madonna's take on the affair between American socialite Wallis Simpson and and King Edward VII.  King Edward later abdicated the throne to be with Ms. ... Read More
  This past weekend I was lucky to catch the last show of the world premiere stage adaptation of Newsies, at the Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.  The stage show was the cult movie, with all the loveable characters, dance moves, and all of my favorite songs, but also with notable differences.  There were changes to the details of the story, some new songs, and some lyric changes.  My favorite change from the movie was the addition of a lady ... Read More
Miranda Huba’s new play, Hospital City, tells a poetic tale about two sisters desperately trying to escape their lives.  The sisters are introduced as poor drug addicts who’ve been at a debaucherous party all night and one of the sisters, Mia, has committed a wrongdoing.  It’s quickly apparent that Mel is always taking care of her sister Mia.  Mia is blissfully ignorant of any problem and is contented to stay at the party, ... Read More
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