We’ve all noticed the increase in “strong female characters” gracing our silver screens, and while that’s a huge step, it can’t always be called “feminist.” In interviews, Natalie Portman has expressed that although female characters are now more able to be as fast and strong as male action heroes, they often end up being “just a fantasy of a male writer.” I have to admit I see her point; I was super ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Apr 23, 2013
Ros from Game of Thrones. Full frontal nudity in 3...2...1...
Game of Thrones, the HBO series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels, premiered in April 2011. Since then, the show has received attention for its sprawling scope, large cast, morally complex characters, strong acting (particularly the performance of Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister), and the numerous shots of prostitutes and naked boobs in almost every episode.
Yes, Game of ... Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Sep 19, 2012
A lot of things come to my mind when I think of James Cameron. Kickass director. Deep-sea explorer. But defender of female action heroines? Not at the top of my list.
Maybe it’s because of his notorious hair-trigger temper on set, or perhaps his string of infidelities and failed marriages--the two most high profile being to Katherine Bigelow and Linda Hamilton--but somewhere along the line I forgot that this was the man responsible for such legendary badass ... Read More
BY Alison Berry
on Jul 07, 2010
Having BS’d my way through many a close-reading paper in my college Shakespeare class, I know that some, not all, but of Shakespeare’s more well know female characters are complete pushovers. (At least in modern terms.)
She loses a handkerchief, Othello gets crazy jealous, and they both end up dead in the end, she being murdered and he by offing himself. Urgh, most frustrating thing to read ever!
Granted, the plays were written in a ... Read More