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Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival
Feminist Criticism / TV

Confronting Privilege and Feminine Constructs in the Gilmore Girls Revival

The much-anticipated revival of Gilmore Girls was met with various criticisms. Most were directed at the “sudden” unlikeablitiy of the girls themselves, particularly the Ivy League princess Rory. As the Washington Post’s overtly harsh headline put it, the revival confirmed that “Rory Gilmore is a Monster.” But was Rory Gilmore ever meant to be “liked” … Continue reading

SHE’S ALL THAT: Lilly Moscovitz
She's All That

SHE’S ALL THAT: Lilly Moscovitz

The razor scooters. The art exercise where you throw darts at balloons filled with paint. The M&M’s on pizza. THE STANG. The foot-popping-good kiss. The Princess Diaries has so many incredible elements as evidence for its early-2000s greatness. And while main character Mia ends up being the movie’s awkward, sparkly-nail-polish-wearing, corn-dog-eating princess, I think her … Continue reading

Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words
Anything and Everything

Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words

Todd Haynes’s sophomore feature [safe] tells the story of affluent Southern California housewife Carol White (played by Julianne Moore), and traces her physical decline from a mysterious environmental illness.  Exploring themes that have become hallmarks of Haynes’s auteurist style, [safe] uses conventions of traditional 1950s melodrama to examine individual identity (or lack thereof) and environmental … Continue reading

5 Women TV characters that inspire me
Anything and Everything

5 Women TV characters that inspire me

The majority of these characters I’ve been introduced to years ago. They inspired, and continue to inspire me everyday, to be a hard-working, confident women. I hope you’ll find some of your favourites here, or discover some new kick-ass characters reading this piece. Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl, 2007-2012) “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid … Continue reading

REVIEW- The Love Witch: On witchcraft, technicolor and female sexuality
Reviews / Women Film-makers

REVIEW- The Love Witch: On witchcraft, technicolor and female sexuality

The Love Witch is one of the most beautiful films I have ever watched, mainly due to director Anna Biller’s decision to shoot it on 35mm film. Her dedication to paying homage to 60’s and 70’s Technicolor movies is evident through the gorgeous costumes and sets that Biller made herself. The sumptuous colours of Elaine’s … Continue reading

Z: The Beginning of Everything- Life as a Muse and a new vision of Zelda Fitzgerald
Anything and Everything

Z: The Beginning of Everything- Life as a Muse and a new vision of Zelda Fitzgerald

This 30 minute, 10 episode biodrama series is based on Therese Anne Fowler’s book, “Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald”, and is produced by and stars Christina Ricci.  I have to assume that most of you know who Zelda Fitzgerald was. You have probably heard this sentence about her before . “She was an alcoholic, … Continue reading

THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises
Reviews / Women Film-makers

THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises

I’m obsessed with 80s movies, especially the cheesy teen comedies. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Teen Witch, License to Drive, Can’t Buy Me Love…I’ve sat through them all. So I was surprised to learn that Just One of the Guys fell under both my and many others’ radar. In my opinion, it does the girl-disguises-herself-as-a-guy … Continue reading