Old movies don't get a free pass on sexism and racism just because they're old.
Can We Have Movie Heroism Without The Sexism, Please? (An Excerpt)
Published recently, on Medium: Can We Have Movie Heroism Without The Sexism, Please? Most movie heroism, of men and women, is underpinned by the victimisation of women — and, ironically, that’s the only kind of gender equality in cinema The Bride (Uma Thurman) in Kill Bill It’s fairly standard Hollywood screenwriting. The hero can’t be... Continue Reading →
‘Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb’ – An Excerpt From Feminist Flicker
Celebrating my 80th Feminist Flicker column, with a deep dive into Dr Strangelove.
On Medium: ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp – Are You Unhappy With Changes To The Wasp In The Marvel Cinematic Universe?’ (Excerpt)
It's almost as if people believe women characters need to be abused before they can become their best selves...