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Today at 2 p.m., the Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAMcinématek kicks off "Vengeance Is Hers," a showcase of 20 classic female revenge films. The series spans genres, decades, and continents, so there's something for everyone - but if you're having trouble picking the one (...or two, or five) flick(s) to catch, here's a quick breakdown of this week's offerings. Tickets and screening information are available at the website above.  Friday, Feb 7, 2 & 7 ... Read More
Homeland's Carrie Mathison   TIME’s Eliana Dockterman has something to say about the seemingly empowered and independent female television characters in her essay “TV’s Strongest Female Characters Share One Stupid Flaw.”    While applauding the increased presence of female “DC fixers, CIA operatives, [and] revenge-seeking killers” in shows like Scandal, Homeland, and Revenge, Dockterman sees a pattern: each of the ... Read More
What’s been missing on TV? More reality shows centered around about people being mean to each other. Yes, having a bad girl or boy that's easy to hate makes for good entertainment. There are loads of scripted shows out there based on revenge, that include pranking; and any story involving love is going to have it’s fair share of drama. But when did we find the need to see the reality of this? Well, the Oxygen Network thinks this is exactly what we were ... Read More

Revenge is Sweet

BY Emily Rems in Boob Tube |

Back in the Spring 2002 “Fight Like a Girl” Issue of BUST, I wrote a feature celebrating flicks about girls getting even. Some of my favorite movies of all time made the list, including Carrie, Nine to Five, and Heathers. And I was reminded again recently what great fodder the young woman + payback formula really is when I received a press screener of the aptly named new ABC drama Revenge*. Premiering Wednesday, September 21 (10/9 C), the show ... Read More