The Women of ‘Man of Steel’ and the Toxicity of Hyper-Masculinity
Film, Media & TV / Films / Women and Gender

The Women of ‘Man of Steel’ and the Toxicity of Hyper-Masculinity

I initially thought this would be an annoyingly bro-tastic film with guidance and support strictly coming from the men in Superman’s life. But women play an equal role (although sadly their lives revolve around men), the importance of both femininity and masculinity is stressed and the film attempts to deconstruct hyper-masculinity. Continue reading

‘Middle of Nowhere': A Complicated, Transformational & Feminist Love Story
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‘Middle of Nowhere': A Complicated, Transformational & Feminist Love Story

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of Women and Color in Film and TV Week. I often talk about how I want to see more female-fronted films, created by female filmmakers, including women of color on-screen and behind the camera. I want complex, strong, intelligent, resilient, vulnerable, flawed women characters. I want more realistic … Continue reading

‘Yelling to the Sky': Gender, Race and a Girl Struggling to Survive Her Chaotic Homelife
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‘Yelling to the Sky': Gender, Race and a Girl Struggling to Survive Her Chaotic Homelife

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of Women of Color in Film and TV Week. Yelling to the Sky struck a visceral chord with me. I related to it in a way I often don’t with films. I’m not a biracial woman growing up impoverished, who turns to selling drugs as a means of … Continue reading

2013 Athena Film Festival: Films on Women & Leadership
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2013 Athena Film Festival: Films on Women & Leadership

Excerpts of this post originally published at Bitch Flicks. I’m super excited by the 3rd annual Athena Film Festival! I’ve attended each year (you know The Opinioness loves feminist films!) watching fearless and inspirational women on-screen and listening to brave and bold filmmakers. The festival features narrative films, documentaries, short films along with panels and … Continue reading