In the past decade, we have seen many of our favorite childhood superheroes come to life on the big screen: the victorious Superman, the conflicted Batman, the unpredictable Hulk, the suave Iron Man. So where are the women? Sure, Black Widow made an appearance in The Avengers and Catwoman (my personal favorite) showed up to save the Dark Knight, but most films are uncomfortably lacking in women characters with fully explored, complex identities. Well, all that might change in the upcoming Superman vs. Batman film, starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck, respectively. Read More
BY Shannon Iggy
on Nov 21, 2013
“I don’t want white men telling me what to do. Keep your white hands off my brown body,” Cecelia Fire Thunder declares.
Young Lakota follows three young adults as their Oglala Lakota community is caught in a divisive political debate over abortion. Sunny Clifford has moved back to the reservation to reconnect with her Lakota roots and make a difference in her community. She joins her twin sister, Serena, in hopes of improving life on the reservation. Their neighbor, Brandon Ferguson, is also eager for change. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 15, 2013
On the list of badass villainesses, Maleficent from Disney's animated Sleeping Beauty ranks pretty high. Needless to say, I couldn't be more stoked she's getting a "her side of the story" treatment in a live-action film scheduled for release next year. Based on Disney's description of the film, it already sounds way cooler than you were just thinking:
"A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Nov 14, 2013
In honor of the remake of Carrie, we bring you a bloody good roundup of menses in the movies.
Menarche in the Movies
From tampon trouble to genuine terror, these young ladies just weren’t ready for their first flow.
1. My Girl (1991) - Eleven-year-old hypochondriac Vada assumes she’s hemorrhaging when she gets her first period
2. The Runaways (2010) - Cherie’s first menses bursts forth when she least expects it, so an emergency trip to a public restroom is necessary to staunch the flow.
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BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 08, 2013
ALL HAIL IKEA! I mean Sweden, right...Sweden. The land of moderately-priced decor, beautiful people, and delightful meatballs is out to make the world a better place. Swedish movie theaters are now incorporating the Bechdel Test into their ratings system, giving moviegoers the opportunity to know in advance which films treat women like, you know, humans and stuff.
If you're just tuning in, the Bechdel test "asks whether a work of fiction features at least two women who talk to each other about something other than a man. Read More