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.
I am unbelievably exhausted with people equating the “festival of colours” with our entire existence as a nation. The problem lies in using a festival for its aesthetic appeal, in using a religious celebration as a pretty prop for their artistry.
I never thought that I would be begging my friends to listen to a rap battle between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, but life does not always take us down a road we expect.
With Beyoncé’s radical Super Bowl 50 statement and the comeback of icon Missy Elliot, Black History Month this year seems to be a great one for Black female artists, especially Brittany Howard, frontwoman of Alabama Shakes.