The Zoe Saldana / Nina Simone Biopic Controversy Illustrates the Need for More Black Women Filmmakers
Feminism / Films

The Zoe Saldana / Nina Simone Biopic Controversy Illustrates the Need for More Black Women Filmmakers

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. When Zoe Saldana was recently cast as legendary singer Nina Simone in her upcoming biopic, the decision ignited a firestorm of controversy. People have vehemently criticized the decision. Not because Saldana isn’t a skilled actor (she is). But because her skin is much lighter than the music icon. I’ve wanted … Continue reading

Feminism / Films / Food & Gender

Scarlett Johansson Tired of Sexist Diet Questions

Originally published at Bitch Flicks and cross-posted at Women and Hollywood. Wow, who knew I could love Scarlett Johansson so much?? At The Avengers press conference in London, a reporter proceeded to ask Robert Downey Jr. an in-depth, thought-provoking question about his character (Tony Stark/Iron Man) and then asked Johansson about her diet. I shit … Continue reading

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter
Feminism / Films

Look Who’s Talking: Why Feminist Reviews of Best Picture Oscar Nominees and Utilizing the Bechdel Test for Films Matter

The film Super Bowl is here…that’s right, The Oscars! Huzzah! As a raging cinephile, I love the Oscars, I live for the Oscars. And yet, they so often piss me off. Because they are white male bonanza. Only 4 women have ever been nominated for a Best Director Oscar: Lina Wertmüller (Seven Beauties), Jane Campion … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Guest Post: Cracked.com Makes Obnoxious Assumptions While Critiquing Hollywood’s Obnoxious Assumptions

Written by Stephanie Rogers. Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Cross-posted with permission. Last week, I somehow ended up on Cracked.com reading a post called, “6 Obnoxious Assumptions Hollywood Makes About Women.” It’s no surprise that I ended up there, given that I write for Bitch Flicks and have a vested interest in Hollywood’s Obnoxious Assumptions, … Continue reading