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
Film, Media & TV / Films / Women and Gender

‘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