BY Melanie Mignucci in Movies on Aug 01, 2013 |
Are you a feminist, a woman, a filmmaker, or a combination of all three? The London Feminist Film Festival is putting out an open call for submissions for their second-annual festival.
Their website states that “women directors from all countries may enter” and that films should be “feminist in their representation of women” or “deal with feminist issues.”
Last year, over 1,000 people came out to the festival to watch films like ... Read More
BY Darcy Sturges in Movies on Jul 29, 2013 |
Director Sebastián Silva, best known for his film The Maid, has created the next manic pixie dream girl (MPDG) film. If you’re not familiar with the manic pixie dream girl trope, watch Feminist Frequency’s video. In short, the MPDG is a female character whose sole purpose is to teach an uptight male protagonist to let loose and enjoy life.
Beyond that purpose, however, the MPDG seems to have no life of her own. Often the audience knows nothing ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis in Movies on Jul 25, 2013 |
The stars have aligned, our prayers have been answered. It’s like the universe knew I just finished marathoning Daria for the…third time, and instead of watching “Is it College, Yet?” and feeling empty, I can watch what Daria’s high school reunion would be like and feel empty. YES!
Okay, so it’s KIND of a drill. This is served up by the good people of CollegeHumor, so no, it’s not a real movie. Yet it totally could ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Movies on Jul 24, 2013 |
That's right, our favorite charming heroine of Hollywood has now surpassed Miss Bella herself. Stewart was raking in the dough between May 2011 and May 2012, boasting $34.5 million that year alone. This past year, though, between May of 2012 and 2013, she dropped to $22 million.
Meanwhile, Jen Law gained a whopping $26 million between June 2012 to June 2013, thanks to the epic Hunger Games blockbuster. (P.S. Lionsgate paid her $1 milli for the movie ... Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis in Movies on Jul 18, 2013 |
“Women in prison? That’s so retro,” said Papa Garis after I explained my latest work assignment. It was Sunday afternoon, and I had emerged from my room after five hours of chain-smoking and watching the new Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Yes, for work. I am living the American dream.
He’s right, though. The concept is hardly original. In fact women-in-prison movies are practically their own genre. So in honor of ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in Movies on Jul 15, 2013 |
Let’s play a game. How many movies have you seen this summer? Okay, and how many of those movies have had female leads? Two female leads? If you answered very few, that’s not surprising. Data collected by Vulture shows that no more than 18% of films in 2013 have more than one woman in a co-starring role. Though this statistic is abysmal, it’s nothing new in the film industry. Though there have been tons of superhero blockbusters about male ... Read More
BY Kelly Maxwell in Movies on Jul 11, 2013 |
2011 brought us Miss Representation, one of the most influential documentaries on women and the media ever made. Across the world, feminist resource centers, colleges, universities, and countless individuals have screened the film. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out. We only have great things to say about Jennifer Siebel Newsom's work. And now she's bringing us something new.
At Miss Representation screenings, many people asked Jennifer about ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in Movies on Jul 03, 2013 |
At a time when most loyal moviegoers are either Latin American or female (or both), it’s taken a hell of a while for the film industry to catch up with the changing scene. This week, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) released its star-studded list of invited members, and they’ve made some improvement from last year.
Those who accept membership make up the elite class of film industry pros that decides who gets Oscars next ... Read More
BY Laurel Walsh in Movies on Jul 02, 2013 |
"Icons. Rivals. Champions. Sisters." The world knows Venus and Serena Williams as the sister act that forever changed tennis, swatting away stereotypes and smashing their way to the top of the rubber-soled crop. But this documentary gives us an intimate and honest look at these women like you've never seen them before! It features in-depth interviews with Bill Clinton, Chris Rock, Anna Wintour, and more. And as if all that's not compelling enough, Wyclef Jean ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks in Movies on Jun 25, 2013 |
With the release of this month’s Superman movie, the action movie industry adds another film to its androcentric repertoire. The few years have seen the release of films such as The Dark Knight Rises, The Amazing Spiderman, Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers, and Iron Man. Don’t get me wrong: many of those were great superhero flicks, but the two major female heroes in those movies were both minor, oversexed figures in skintight ... Read More