Best of the Decade! Emotional, Fun, Powerful and Feminist media 2010-2019

It’s the end of the decade! And though it was a tough task, we’ve narrowed down all the media from the last 10 years to our fave five in literature, film, music, television and gaming. Stroll with us down memory lane as we revisit the titles that made us reflect, made us feel, and maybe even moved the needle on what media has to say about the world around us.

Time Stamps:

00:01:07 – Ebony’s Fave Five
* Book: An Unkindness of Ghosts (2017) by Rivers Solomon
* Film: Winter’s Bone (2010) directed by Debra Granik, story by Daniel Woodrell
* TV: Heaven Sent (2015) episode of Doctor Who directed by Rachel Talalay, written by Steven Moffat
* Music: Hozier (immortal) fae legend and spooky bastard (Runner up – Gary Clark Jr)
* Game: Donut Country (2018) developed by Ben Esposito

00:11:27 – Caro’s Fave Five
* (honorable mention) TV: San Junipero (2016) episode of Black Mirror directed by Owen Harris
* Film: Museum Hours (2012) written and directed by Jem Cohen
* TV: Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) developed and written by creators David Lynch and Mark Frost
* Film: Call Me by Your Name (2017) directed by Luca Guadagnino
* Game: Butterfly Soup (2017) developed by Brianna Lei
* TV: The Americans (2013-2018) created by Joe Weisberg for the FX television network

00:18:59 – Anita’s Fave Five
* TV: Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017) created by Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers
* Music: Lemonade (2016) visual album by Beyoncé
* Book: Ancillary Justice (2013) by Ann Leckie
* Film: Only Lovers Left Alive (2013) written and directed by Jim Jarmusch
* Game(s): Guacamelee! 1 and 2 (2013, 2018) developed by DrinkBox Studios, and Gato Roboto (2019) developed by doinksoft
* (honorable mentions) Film(s): Phantom Thread (2017) directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, and If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) directed by Barry Jenkins; TV: Brooklyn 99 (2013-present) created by Michael Schur and Dan Goor; Documentary: O.J.: Made in America (2016) directed by Ezra Edelman

PS: This week we are announcing a new initiative to help men go from bystanders (and sometimes enablers) of abuse into allies in the fight for gender justice. If we reach our $25,000 fundraising goal by Dec. 31 we can launch our Male Ally Resources and Education initiative and the Games and Online Harassment Hotline in early 2020, and we’re halfway there. We’re fighting for a safer, more equitable gaming culture for everyone. Donate today and with your help we will make it a reality.

Become a backer of Feminist Frequency by joining our community on Patreon! Find us at