Cross-posted at Fem2pt0. Some assert women fare better on television than in films; more complex roles, feminist issues explored. With some feminist series receiving nominations – Parks & Rec, Mad Men, The Killing, Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife – I hoped the Emmys awards show might reflect its nominees. Well, it did…and didn’t. The … Continue reading
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Emmy Week 2011 at Bitch Flicks: Why Steely Homicide Detective Sarah Linden of ‘The Killing’ Is So Refreshing
Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Who killed Rosie Larsen? This is the pivotal question that motivates The Killing. While a murder mystery, the true catalyst of the show resides in the nuanced characters, particularly steely homicide detective Sarah Linden. Often I lament the gender inequity in films and TV shows, bemoaning their flagrant displays of … Continue reading
Emmy Week at Bitch Flicks!
Awards shows often overlook women’s contributions in media and the arts. Except of course for the categories specifically designated for them, such as Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress. That’s why I’m thrilled Bitch Flicks is currently showcasing an Emmy Week looking at Emmy-nominated TV shows from a feminist lens. Leading up to the Emmys, … Continue reading