After being robbed at gunpoint just over two weeks ago, Kim Kardashian deserves trust and support from us not simply because she is a wife, sister, daughter, and mother, but simply because she is a person.
While art is transformative, it by no means provides absolute salvation. “Zootopia” is not the solution to these problems, but it could be the start of a dialogue about cultural awareness.
Shonda Rhimes has achieved a truly representative and diverse range of characters through Non-Traditional casting and a steadfast dedication to inclusivity.
While generally well-received, “Captain America: Civil War” was ultimately (and unsurprisingly) disappointing in some aspects, continuing Marvel Studios’ pattern of creating stories that sacrifice people of color and women to further the story lines of white male heroes.
Why is “Doris” any different from a long history of large age gaps in movies? It stands out because the older lead is a woman, and that’s it. (Spoilers included)
A guide to the best Beyoncé think pieces since the last two weeks.
The main issues with “The 100” are queerbaiting, the mistreatment of minorities, both through the cast and the characters on the show, and the “Bury your Gays” trope.
By telling accounts of their assault and their recovery, these survivors create the possibility of educating others, as well as the possibility of recovery for those who have not, cannot, or do not yet feel ready to claim their stories.
Note: none of these films are guaranteed to be unproblematic—this is simply a list of films that pass the Bechdel test that someone at FEM loves.
Why are a group of white guys the metric we most use to establish which films are the highest quality? There are plenty of artful, women-centric films that do not get the attention they deserve. So, here are five films directed by women that the Academy has paid little attention to, but I promise are well worth your time.