BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 22, 2013
For those who haven’t heard, Cannes film festival favorite Blue is the Warmest Color has a graphic lesbian sex scene.
A sex scene that has been debated, cursed and praised for its real and explicit portrayal of two women being intimate. Apparently, the sex scene is ten minutes long, which is an issue for a lot of people. But what is the issue? The nudity? The lesbianism?
I am excited about the queer visibility that this movie promotes ... Read More
BY Narciso Espiritu
on Oct 18, 2013
Today, Peaches Does Herself, the electro-rock opera stage show from iconic musician and performance artist Peaches, premieres at the Quad Cinema in New York City. Known for her provocative gender-bending shows, Peaches has been instrumental in building a more inclusive mainstream and sexually progressive environment. The film recounts the mythical history of Peaches and follows her journey from bedroom musician-wannabe to rock star.
Despite focusing on the ... Read More
BY Solange Castellar
on Oct 15, 2013
I was a little apprehensive to see Sandra Bullock’s Gravity when it hit theaters two weekends ago. Since I’m prone to panic attacks, I didn’t think it was suitable for me to watch a movie where a woman is stuck in space, but despite my feelings, I was completely blown away by Bullock’s performance. As a scared doctor, who didn’t fully know how to handle her space shuttle’s equipment, Bullock’s character was completely ... Read More
Charlotte Gainsbourg has a new film coming up called Nymphomaniac, in which she plays a self-professed nymphomaniac who confides in a man who comes to her aid after a beating. In the hardcore film, Gainsbourg’s character Joe grants viewers glimpses into her sexual encounters. Director Lars Von Trier, whom some believe to be a pioneer in feminist erotica and whom others view as an exploitative misogynist, is known for combining pornographic imagery ... Read More
Have you noticed how few female characters there are in recent Disney movies? In an interview with Fanvoice, animation supervisor Lino DiSalvo explains why it’s supposedly super duper hard to make a movie like Frozen that features women: “animating female characters [is] really, really difficult, ’cause they have to go through these range of emotions, but they’re very, very – you have to keep them pretty and they’re very ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
on Oct 09, 2013
The stereotype of women and driving in the Middle East is that the two do not mix (aren’t allowed to in the case of Saudi Arabia). But there’s a group of women overcoming this stereotype by doing what they love: not just driving, but RACING.
The Speed Sisters have been garnering international attention over the last few years as the first female team of racers in the Middle East, and now the attention is back while they film a documentary with ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Oct 07, 2013
“In the United States of America, all men are created equal. Women? Eh... not so much.” This is the rallying cry behind filmmaker Kamala Lopez’s newest documentary: Equal Means Equal. Following social justice visionaries like Michael Moore (Sicko) and Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me), Lopez and company are “journeying across the country to learn what women think about their lives, how/if they want them to change and what difference a ... Read More
BY Kat Hamilton
on Oct 03, 2013
Today is October 3rd, which means that the Mean Girls references will be pouring in on all social media fronts. In fact, they should just make October 3rd “Mean Girls Day”, whoever the “They” are who make holidays……
Here is a lovely list, thanks to Thought Catalog, of 20 movies that you may like if you like Mean Girls. WHICH IS EVERYONE.
Realtalk: Mean Girls completely validated my lifestyle as a teenager. I was a ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Sep 30, 2013
I know you didn’t think it was possible, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt just got more delightful. When addressing his new film Don Jon, in which he plays the title character and makes his feature debut as a writer and director, Gordon-Levitt was quick to quash the buzz about the movie being focused simply on pornography. Despite the film’s rom-com branding, its intent couldn’t be farther from the familiar gauzy plots of its counterparts. Instead, ... Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Sep 27, 2013
It's no secret that Hollywood is, uh, not the friendliest place for lady filmmakers--but thankfully, there are badass females doing the damn thing in indie studios and cinemas all over the world.
Citizen Jane Film Festival celebrates the incredible work of women filmmakers with three action-packed days of screenings, panels, symposiums, and parties. And you lucky, lucky Midwesterners get to enjoy it!
This year, they're hosting films and filmmakers as ... Read More