BY Nina K. Guzman
on Dec 10, 2013
With news of Bette Midler playing Mae West in a new HBO biopic based on West's life, it got me thinking of all the other rad films that depict kick-ass ladies and the amazing lives they lead. Here's my list of the top 11 (technically 12) movies based on the lives of amazing women.
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What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
Before Angela Bassett was putting Voodoo curses on Kathy Bates, she sang and danced as the enigmatic singer Tina Turner in this. Beware, wig envy ensues.
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BY Eloise Giegerich
on Nov 22, 2013
The heavens are shining down on us, y'all! Fabulous lady Diablo Cody (writer of Juno and Young Adult), and the world's fairy godmother, Oprah, are teaming up for a new HBO comedy based on Dr. Julie Holland’s upcoming book, Moody Bitches. EVERYBODY GETS A CAR THEIR DREAM REALIZED!!
Moody Bitches, as The Hollywood Reporter explains, explores the “pros and cons of the drugs people are being offered as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Sep 16, 2013
Remember how there were never any black people on Girls? Remember how Lena Dunham was all “But I am white so I can’t understand what a black girl’s life would be like? Remember that lame-ass attempt to address the issue with the inclusion of Sandy (played by Donald Glover) as Dunham's love interest for a measly 1. Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Aug 27, 2013
Since August 11 of this year, two words burned themselves into our brains: Breaking Bad. The critically-acclaimed, award winning television series began to release its final episodes earlier this month, and it has yet to disappoint. If you’re familiar with Breaking Bad, then you might know about some of the fan reactions to show’s lead female character, Skyler White (played by actress Anna Gunn).
Anna Gunn recently wrote an Op-Ed for The New York Times titled “I Have a Character Issue. Read More
BY Melanie Mignucci
on Aug 15, 2013
This HYSTERICAL CollegeHumor video addresses that “dumb double standard” in the TV industry that’s got so many ladies’ feathers ruffled. No, not the pay grade one … or the leading actress/actor ratio one… or the one where “30 Rock” isn’t on the air anymore. (Not quite a double standard but an issue I, as a woman, have.)
These female comedians have “a boner to pick” with HBO … for not giving us the D. Read More