The Oscars and the Bechdel Test

February 15, 2012

It’s been a few years since I’ve checked in with The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies so I thought it would be a good time to look in on Hollywood and see if there’s been any substantial improvement in women’s representations on the big screen.  In this updated video, I go through the 2011 […]

True Grit, Mattie Ross and Feminism?

March 9, 2011

Mattie Ross is the star of the award winning film True Grit.  She is a remarkable character being cast as a strong, tough, independent, and determined young woman.  While I think Mattie’s character is (unfortunately) rare in major Hollywood films, many people have been quick to call her a feminist character… I have a slightly […]

Women’s Stories, Movies and the Oscars

February 24, 2011

Oscar season is a time when members of Hollywood are celebrated and reward for the work that they do.  But it is also a time when we see just how male centered the movie industry really is.  As Allan G. Johnson points out, “If you want a story about heroism, moral courage, spiritual transformation, endurance, […]

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