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Ahh, doesn’t the promise of another six weeks of winter just warm your heart? Yeah, it doesn’t for us, either. With the weather outlook remaining bleak for the upcoming holiday weekend, it might be time to settle in next to a laptop and queue up some of the latest flicks arriving on Netflix. Girls Just Want To Have Fun (1985) Of course we had to start off our list with this classic '80s standard. Read More
On the evening of June 5, 2014, the ATAS held a panel appropriately entitled "Women Ruling TV" featuring the women of hit shows House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Jodie Foster directed one episode of each, and Robin Wright directed an episode of House of Cards (on which she plays Kevin Spacey's cunning spouse). Taylor Schilling (Piper on OITNB) and Kate Mulgrew (Big Red) were also present, along with Netflix documentary The Square director Jehane Noujaim. Read More
In case you haven’t hopped on the House of Cards bandwagon yet, here are five reasons why this political drama will tickle your feminist fancy: 1)  It passes the Bechdel test.   Yes, there are scenes with two female characters with names that talk to each other about something other than men. Woo! 2) Robin Wright is a bad-ass in this show.  Her role as Mrs. Claire Underwood is bold, sexy and sometimes pretty darn scary. Also, she unapologetically admits to having an abortion on live TV. 3) Apparently, President Obama watches it. Read More
For the past few months, my Facebook and Twitter feeds have been rife with enthusiastic praise for the Netflix political drama, House of Cards. I have no shame in admitting that I devoured the show’s entire first season in a single weekend. The show is run-through with amazing performances from Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, and Kate Mara (among others), brilliant writing, and bonkers plot twists that, fair warning, I might touch on in this post. One of my favorite things about the show is that its female characters are just as ambitious, twisted, and complicated as the men. Read More