BY Amy Carlberg
on Jun 09, 2014
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
BY Gina Furfaro
on Apr 18, 2014
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
BY Katrina Pallop
on Mar 05, 2013
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
BY Intern Brittany J.
on Aug 16, 2010
It's been a grueling search for the female lead of the Hollywood adaptation of Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Names have been tossed in the air and shot down like Duck Hunt: Ellen Page, Carey Mulligan, Emily Browning, Emma Watson, Mia Wasikowska, Kristen Stewart. But Sony Pictures has announced today that Lisbeth Salander will be played by Rooney Mara, who recently starred in a remake of Nightmare on Elm Street and in the forthcoming The Social Network about the rise of Facebook. Read More