BY Sonia Edwards in Movies on Aug 29, 2014 |
There’s nothing I love more than a solid night in and a good movie. As much as I enjoy a classic, though, a lot of them come from a time when “Bechdelling it” wasn’t a thing. Movies were (and in many unfortunate cases, still are) made to make money, not to make sure women get represented fairly in the entertainment industry. Or in any industry. Or in life. But I digress.
Wouldn’t it be so good if our favorite movies ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Aug 28, 2014 |
Never would I have thought that I would laugh so much in a film that speaks so deeply on cultural implications about diaspora and religion. Self-categorized as a “dramedy”, the new film May in the Summer reveals deep connection between nationalism and love, while leaving some room for growth of both the characters in the film and the viewers.
The film follows May Brennan (Cherien Dabis), an esteemed author who has been told she “puts a ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy in Movies on Aug 22, 2014 |
If you're looking for an alternative to watching 2014's 'meh' summer releases,Flavorwire's list of 50 essential feminist films cuts across history, mixing oldies-but-goodies with cult and criterion favorites.
Check out some legendary picks, like the ever-androgynous goddess Tilda Swinton in Orlando, or the experimental Dyketactics, the first lesbian-made short film to portray lesbian sex. The list also features Alien, the first ... Read More
BY Caelan in Movies on Aug 20, 2014 |
While dream girls were once known to make you happy, to always care and to never leave you (cause all you had to do was dream and baby, they’d be there), now it’s time for dream girls to start dreaming themselves! Dream, Girl is a documentary being created by director Erin Bagwell about redefining what it means to be a boss lady by telling the stories of female entrepreneurs.Why do we only know the names of powerful male CEO’s? Why are we ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Music Stuff on Jul 15, 2014 |
Multi-faceted artist Hannah Lew has been having quite a year. After a group consensus to put her post-punk band, Grass Widow, on the backburner, Lew has been spending her time starting her own record label, making music videos, and forming new musical projects with fellow Bay Area musicians. Lately the bassist, visual artist and filmmaker’s main focus has been her new band, Cold Beat.
Lew acts as the sole lyricist and vocalist of Cold Beat, whose debut ... Read More
BY Maddie Maschger in Artsy on Jun 16, 2014 |
IN REAL LIFE, the latest work by the young and prolific Claire Kurylowski, examines the great lengths girls go to in order to defend themselves from harassment and sexual violence. The Berlin and London based artist created the short film for Dazed Digital’s Visionaries series after watching the viral YouTube video How to Break Out of Zip Ties.
The YouTube tutorial has received a little over 3.4 million hits, which so accurately represents the culture we ... Read More
BY Jenni in Movies on Jun 06, 2014 |
Opens today in theaters! The elevator pitch for Obvious Child is startlingly simple: Donna Stern (Jenny Slate), a 20-something comedian nursing a broken heart, has a drunken one-night stand with a stranger, gets knocked up, and has an abortion. The end. But the experience of watching the film is much more than the sum of its parts. Carrying the distinction of being one of the first ever pro-choice comedies, Obvious Child—which was a Sundance favorite—is also ... Read More
BY Maddie Maschger in Movies on Jun 04, 2014 |
I have been staring at an open Word document since late Friday evening after I sat in a sold-out theater and watched my New Favorite Film unfold before me, trying to put into words what about Maleficent made me exclaim (much to the dismay of the audience members around me) “THIS IS A REALLY BIG DEAL” right after (major spoilers ahead) Maleficent kisses Aurora on the forehead, awakening her from the curse with true love’s first kiss. Until now, ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Music Stuff on May 02, 2014 |
Leather, whips, fishnets, and choke holds are the ingredients for Miley newest undertaking. For her "Bangerz" world tour, Miley Cyrus has teamed up with multi-media artist and fashion filmmaker, Quentin Jones, to create a risque two-minute video titled, Tongue-Tied. This sleek black and white art film in which Cyrus flaunts her nearly nude body is scheduled to play before the howling crowds awaiting her airborne hotdog entrance.
While Miley toils to ... Read More
BY Michelle Beiter in Boob Tube on Apr 30, 2014 |
Laverne Cox, star of Orange Is The New Black and activist for trans* rights, awareness and visibility is at work with Logo and MTV to produce a new documentary that will follow the lives of four transgendered teens and young adults between the ages of 14-24. This new film will proceed Cox’s previous production debut: a documentary on the life and case of CeCe McDonald, a TWOC that was arrested and charged with accidental murder after defending herself from a ... Read More