‘Middle of Nowhere’: A Complicated, Transformational & Feminist Love Story
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / Films

‘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

2013 Athena Film Festival: Films on Women & Leadership
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / Films

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

Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls
Feminism / TV

Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their Women in Politics in Film & TV Week. When I grow up, I want to be Leslie Knope. It’s no secret I love Parks and Rec. A female-fronted series with a hilarious ensemble cast that’s the most feminist show on TV? C’mon, how could I not? … Continue reading