Does Uhura’s Empowerment Negate Sexism in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’?
Feminism / Film, Media & TV / Films

Does Uhura’s Empowerment Negate Sexism in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’?

Yes, Uhura rocks. And yes, she asserts her agency. But no matter how opinionated, smart and fabulous she is, the gains made by Uhura begin to erode when you factor in the incessant sexism swarming around. Continue reading

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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