When you’re Zoe Saldana, your resume is impressive – over 30 films, countless public appearances, and even the label of co-producer on projects like Rosemary’s Baby.
You would assume that Saldana worked hard over the years to obtain this lengthy resume, and while this may be true, another factor came into play, and it’s incredibly sexist.
In a recent interview to promote the new movie Infinitely Polar Bear, Saldana states, “A producer once told me he hired me for the way I held a gun while wearing panties, not for my opinions. Read More
on Jul 01, 2015
Magic Mike ditches any semblance of social commentary for the feel-good body-roll romp of XXL. Like Easy Rider without all the LSD, Magic Mike XXL is essentially a shaggy dog of a road trip movie. The point isn't so much where they're going as how they get there and the things they learn about themselves along the way.
There is, of course, an exceptionally vague plot that requires Mike (Channing Tatum) to return to the sweaty, glittery bosom of his former Kings of Tampa bros for one last big blowout. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 24, 2015
As far as we’ve come with female superheroes in films, their portrayal continues to disappoint. Hillary Pennell and Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz at the University of Missouri conducted a study recently that shows how even the new super-empowered heroes may lower women’s self esteem.
Pennell and Behm-Morawitz showed undergraduate women scenes from two popular superhero film series, Spider-Man and X-Men. The female characters shown from Spider-Man were all victims. The female characters shown from X-Men were heroines. However, females from both series were highly sexualized. Read More
To celebrate Pride (and beat the heat), we’ve got a killer list of LGBT movies currently streaming on Netflix (and hopefully some you haven’t heard of). So kick back, maybe have a popsicle, and get ready for some awesome, relentlessly gay film—bet you can’t watch just one!
The Kids Are All Right (2010) | Directed by Lisa Cholodenko
Featuring a star-studded cast including Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, and Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right is the story of a family: two moms, their kids, and the biological father who the kids decide to bring into their lives. Read More
BY Elizabeth Ollero
on Jun 24, 2015
On July 31st, Netflix is throwing back to the summer of 1981 with Wet Hot American Summer’s prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, fourteen years after the film’s debut. With the return of the original cast, plus a handful of new faces, these eight episodes expand upon the first day of Camp Firewood’s infamous summer season.
Now that your Orange Is The New Black binge is over, take a peek at the trailer. The episodes are edited to depict a VHS tape, fuzz, static and all. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Jun 18, 2015
In theaters now is The Wolfpack, an extraordinary new documentary by Crystal Moselle. Winner of the 2015 Grand Jury Documentary prize at Sundance this past January, this film—produced and edited by women, and with a mostly-female crew—tells the story of the six young Angulo brothers, who were raised in New York City with little to no contact with the outside world.
Paranoid the “drugs and crime” of the city would harm them, the boys’ father kept the door to their Lower East Side housing project apartment locked at all times, a ladder wedged tightly against it. Read More
BY Alice Lawton
on Jun 08, 2015
Women’s Media Center’s fourth edition of The Status of Women in U.S. Media highlights how all platforms of media are failing women. In particular, film and television continue to let down women.
The number of women involved behind the camera in movies has stayed fairly static. Women make up only 17 percent of all directors, cinematographers, writers, editors, executive producers and producers from the top 250 movies from the United States in 2014. This is up one percent from 2013, but is equal to the amount of women behind the camera in 1998 and a decrease from 2001. Read More
BY Alexa Salvato
on May 15, 2015
Image via Columbia Pictures
When The Hollywood Reporter announced Wednesday that a remake of The Craft, the 90s badass-witch-teen-cult-classic, was in the works, the Internet erupted in anger. It’s a classic! It’s too recent! The casting could never be matched!
It’s true that remakes are seldom necessary, but revisiting The Craft could have a lot to offer to a new generation. Here are a few reasons why:
1. More technology allows for even more evil. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Apr 24, 2015
May is almost here, and as with any month, there will be the usual comings and goings of films on Netflix. Here are some lady-centric movie that will make spring that much sweeter!
Legally Blonde (2001)
Everyone knows Elle Woods--she taught us the “bend and snap,” not to get a perm wet within 24 hours, and most importantly: that women are not defined by their hair, their clothes, or their men. Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Apr 01, 2015
No April Fools about it: We just love this badass lady (and who needs another James Bond movie when you've got MM on the horizon?). Read More