The Hunger Games Movie vs. the Book

April 12, 2012

The Hunger Game is one of the most popular young adult novel series rivaling Harry Potter and Twilight. As the first of its film adaptations was just released in March… The Hunger Game is one of the most popular young adult novel series rivaling Harry Potter and Twilight. As the first of its film adaptations […]

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… 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 […]

Tropes vs. Women: #4 The Evil Demon Seductress

May 19, 2011

This is the fourth of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV… This is the fourth of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women […]

Tropes vs. Women: #3 The Smurfette Principle

April 21, 2011

This is the third of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV… This is the third of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine. Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women […]

Snyder’s Sucker Punch is a Steaming Pile of Sexist Crap

April 4, 2011

As soon as I saw the trailer for Sucker Punch I correctly guessed that it would be another adolescent boy fantasy masquerading as a pseudo-female-empowerment film.  What I was surprised… As soon as I saw the trailer for Sucker Punch I correctly guessed that it would be another adolescent boy fantasy masquerading as a pseudo-female-empowerment […]

Tropes vs. Women: #1 The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

March 24, 2011

This is the first of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine.  Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women in Hollywood films and TV… This is the first of a six part series created for Bitch Magazine.  Tropes vs. Women explores the reoccurring stories, themes and representations of women […]

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… 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 […]

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… 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 […]

The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies

December 7, 2009

The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete those roles are.  It was… The Bechdel Test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and just how well rounded and complete […]

The Real Reason Guys Should Hate Twilight

November 23, 2009

Here is an easy to follow guide for the guys on the right versus the wrong reasons to hate on Twilight.  With the release of New Moon, there has been… Here is an easy to follow guide for the guys on the right versus the wrong reasons to hate on Twilight.  With the release of […]