BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 28, 2015
I was never a fan of Cinderella as a child; there was something about a grown version of Pollyanna that did not appeal to me. As an adult, I've come to appreciate the original Disney cartoon and the many upgrades to the story writers have produced over the years. So after the advancements of Ever After, Into The Woods, and Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella (both the 90s Brandy-starring and current Broadways versions), I was hoping that this new Cinderella, ... Read More
BY Elizabeth Kiefer
on Feb 04, 2015
Happy hump day folks. The 'Magic Mike XXL' trailer was released today (spoiler: It looks remarkably like the first movie minus Matthew McConaughey's abs). So. Anyway. If you haven't seen it yet, we're just going to leave this right here: ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure
on Sep 15, 2014
You may remember how a week or so ago we were nerding out all over the place about the beautiful reality of getting to spend 10 consecutive days at NY's Film Society watching every little thing that filth king John Waters has made to date. Well, it's all over now, and while we didn't exactly plant butts in seats for all 10 days (turns out 65th street is REALLY far from Brooklyn) we did see, and experience, some pretty choice events.
Out of the entire list of ... Read More
BY Kelly McClure
on Sep 02, 2014
What better way to close out a hot, sticky summer spent roaming the feces-littered streets of NYC than with hours and hours of "filth" from the master himself, John Waters?The Film Society of Lincoln Center will be hosting a retrospective of his films that's being called, "50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?" I for one am so happy I could shit.
The retrospective runs from September 5th-14th and kicks off with an opening night showing of Female ... Read More
BY Sonia Edwards
on Aug 29, 2014
There’s nothing I love more than a solid night in and a good movie. As much as I enjoy a classic, though, a lot of them come from a time when “Bechdelling it” wasn’t a thing. Movies were (and in many unfortunate cases, still are) made to make money, not to make sure women get represented fairly in the entertainment industry. Or in any industry. Or in life. But I digress.
Wouldn’t it be so good if our favorite movies ... Read More
BY Meg Zulch
on Aug 29, 2014
What’s more kickass than a female superhero? A queer female superhero.
The Soska Sisters (twin sisters who are known for making super rad female-focused horror films like American Mary) are set to direct the movie that will bring Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada’s Painkiller Jane to life.
Painkiller Jane is a comic from the '90s that focuses on a bisexual cop-turned-superhero with special healing and regenerative powers. She’s a woman, ... Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Aug 27, 2014
Yo, I hate to say it, but summer is almost over. RIP. But hey! Fall is right around the corner, with all of the orange leaves and cozy sweaters that go along with it. Oh, and don’t forget the campfire GHOST STORIES and bad Halloween movies! (Haunted Ouija boards, anybody?)
Fortunately, Lifetime is set to prep you for all of fall’s creepy, dark nights and the nefarious things that happen after dark in the woods. They are adapting the Stephen ... Read More
on Aug 19, 2014
We're getting excited for our Dirty Dancing viewing party this weekend, where we’ll be watching the 80s classic Dirty Dancing staring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. I was assigned the laborious task of carrying the watermelon, AND creating the signature cocktail for the evening, but I persevered, and came up with the Kellerman Kooler, aka the Dirty Watermelon Margarita, which is guaranteed to get everyone loosened up for the dance ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 18, 2014
Ballerina Misty Copeland has lived a remarkable life. In her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina, she describes how she began ballet at age 13, attended summer programs at the San Francisco Ballet, and battled racism and body-image insecurities to join the American Ballet Theater Studio Company and become the company's first African American soloist in the past 30 years. Not too shabby at all.
If you don't know Copeland yet, though, you will soon. She's ... Read More
BY Jackie Leahy
on Aug 15, 2014
In this article on Mic, Derrick Clifton breaks down 4 ways that Robin Williams challenged perspectives on gender conformity and women’s rights.
In films like Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, Robin Williams never acted like the joke of his performance was his feminine dress or mannerisms. He mocked his circumstances, not people. The dresses, the heels, and the makeup of Mrs. Doubtfire all played necessary roles in the wonderful, absurd process of making ... Read More