Tag: Feminism

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Daughters of the Dust

Costume Drama Month is going okay, if a little dull last week. This week’s pick however feels like a dream. It’s more of a poem than a movie – and it’s deeply beautiful. It also inspired some of the imagery in Beyoncé‘s Lemonade so make of that what you will. Daughters of the Dust (1991) Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea … Read More Daughters of the Dust

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Frida

I thought we’d go out with a bang on our last movie because our Based on a True Story Month has had mixed results – and not one, but two appearances by my least favourite Franco brother. I consider this movie to be the Queen of all biographies, a labour of love (in getting the film made) and a remarkable story rolled into one. … Read More Frida

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Little

She woke up like This. Little (2019) A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear. Starring: Regina Hall • Issa Rae • Marsai Martin *Minor spoilers* A modern day, female-centric Big? You got me. This is a fun concept and it stars Insecure’s creator Issa Rae – what … Read More Little

The Fits (Film) Review

Welcome to March Madness (a week late, sorry) – basically an excuse to do whatever the fudge we want, like we’ve ever needed an excuse. *Spoilers* The Fits (2015) IMDB Synopsis While training at the gym 11-year-old tomboy Toni becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to fit in she finds herself caught up in danger as the group begins to suffer … Read More The Fits (Film) Review

Queen of Katwe (Film) Review

I’m not above admitting that sports movies are not the one for me. Especially chess movies. And yet here I am, gasping and weeping and cheering in all the right places as our 14-year-old heroine kicks the arse of a woman twice her age at the beautiful game. GO PHIONA! A fine choice by Jill for Feminist Film Week. *Spoilers* Queen of Katwe (2016) … Read More Queen of Katwe (Film) Review

Frances Ha (Film) Review

“Ahoy, Sexy?” ~ Frances Welcome to the second best Collab month of the year: Feminist Film Month! And what better way to kick it off than with a film starring one of my all-time fave women in film? The original double G. What a gal. This movie could possibly be one of the best representations of the hipster cliche too and I only 80% … Read More Frances Ha (Film) Review

40 Women

40 women I admire – in real life, in literature, music, film and from afar. Mum // Björk Lisbeth Salander // Wonder Woman Maya Angelou // Tora Richardson Meghan Lightle // Madonna Kathleen Hanna // Dawn French Becky Saunders // Lynne Ramsay Marilyn Monroe // Lady Gaga Madeleine Martin // Sofia Coppola Debbie Harry // Sarah Waters Kathy Burke // Rihanna Victoria Wood // Pam Grier Uma Thurman // Jane Goldman Jillian Sandy … Read More 40 Women

Anger

The other day someone (a dude) asked me why women are so pissed off these days. Instead of punching him in throat and screaming “Because of you motherfuckers!!”, I took a breath and told him to look around him. Predictably I didn’t finish my sentence before my piece was derailed by a #notallmen remark and I’m quite certain none of my points got through … Read More Anger

International Day of the Girl Child

Yesterday was International Day of the Girl Child and also, World Obesity Day. The latter as you can imagine divided the internet and a lot of the fat babes I follow on Twitter claimed the hashtag for themselves as a form of celebration. I was there for it as always, as were the usual boring trolls and health police. YAWN. All I can say in … Read More International Day of the Girl Child

Weekly Digest #4

What I’m digging this week. Stranger Things Season 2 Trailer & Poster Season Two is coming around Halloween and could there be a better show to hunker down with as the nights draw in? I don’t think so. So damned excited. Fat Girl (2001) This film, man. I can’t believe I’ve only just picked up on it (via the medium of Letterboxd, naturally). It … Read More Weekly Digest #4

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Film) Review

Something really special is happening on our blogs this month as Jillian and I embark on a new series: GLOTBC – The Gorgeous Ladies of the Blog Collab! Any excuse right? We’ll pay homage to some kick-arse Queens in all genres of movie and really where better to start than here, with this kitschy techno dreamscape of a documentary? It is surely impossible not to love, warts … Read More GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Film) Review

Things I Won’t Apologise For: a Feminist List

Wearing make-up “Most men” don’t like make-up on girls. Most men best believe that no woman spends the money she does on make-up to impress them. It’s maybe a shocking concept but all the women I know enjoy make-up for themselves and other women. Simple, innit? Make-up for me has always been a form of war paint. I had terrible skin up until about five … Read More Things I Won’t Apologise For: a Feminist List