Category Movies

News Flash: Actresses are People.

Recently, I was discussing the 2015 Oscar nominations with some coworkers. “Jennifer Aniston got totally robbed,” my boss remarked. “Oh?” I questioned. “For what?” “Cake,” she replied. “She deserved the Best Actress Nomination.” I hadn’t seen the movie, so I went home and looked it up. Aniston plays a woman suffering from chronic pain after […]

A Lady’s Guide to Classic Horror

I enjoy a good horror movie now and then. And, much like your grandpa, I also hate everything that has been invented post-Cold War. Twas a simpler time! When men were men, women were women, and children were sometimes possessed vomit-spouting demons! Some of my all-time favorite classic horror films feature women in a big […]

2014 Movie Roundup

I go to the movies a lot. Part of it is the fact that I like movies. I will take a movie over a TV show any day. The lack of time limit, while it sometimes tries my patience, is the best way to coax honest acting out of a cast. Part of it is […]

Nothin’ Like A Dame

Sometimes you just need to sit down, turn your brain off, and watch a good ol’ musical comedy film, where men were men, women were extravagantly attired, and children were poorly cast. I’ve compiled a brief list of some of my favorite musical films, ones where women are more than just fabulously dressed – they are […]

In Which I Talk Smack on Katniss Everdeen

Writing a female character is difficult. Writing ANY character is difficult. Yet I think that writers, whether it be for TV, movies, books, or even video games, get caught up chronically overthinking their female characters. It’s tricky to strike a perfect balance. If your female character is a piece of shit, people will criticize you […]

Films Fatale

Horror films  have a reputation for having ingenious in-depth explorations of gender roles. The female monster has, in particular, long been a popular horror trope. With the idea of the monstrous woman comes the fear and abjectivity of the womb, which, if you think about it, is a pretty scary place – dark, damp, and who […]

Screen Queens

Sometimes I get tired of going to the movies, only to be disappointed by weak, stereotypical damsel-in-distress characters who contribute nothing to the story. Or I become weary even of my favorite classics, like My Big Fat Greek Wedding or Ten Things I Hate About You, where the heroines, while funny and down-to-earth, are still being […]