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.
“Because white men can’t police their imagination, black men are dying.”
The ugly truth: less than 5% of music producers and sound engineers are women. This shocking statistic is true even in Norway – a country that prides itself on gender equality. Co-founder Kine argues, “We had to make a stand: we had to say this is a girls club only.”
It’s 2016. Why on earth is India’s film industry so adamant about reflecting their long-standing sexist attitudes in their new age media? Will Bollywood radically change its ways in 2016?
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” felt like a beautiful combination of the old and the new, setting the stage for something great and unexpected in the next two films. More than this, it felt like Star Wars had finally become an inclusive universe, where women and people of color could see themselves as the heroes.
“The Abominable Bride” features a fun scene regarding Sherlock’s ever-mysterious sexuality.