1. Boyhood: What If It Were Girlhood? – Flavorwire

  2. The other thing is in Hollywood, you don’t want to show weakness as a woman because it is such a misogynist industry. To ever go to work and be like, ‘I have debilitating cramps,’ you can’t do that. You can’t be like, ‘Can I have a hot water bottle for my stomach?’ You have to act like you’re a superhero in order to be taken seriously or put on an equal playing field as the men. As soon as you like have a woman’s body and have women’s issues, it’s like, ‘Oh, you’re a hazard for us,” basically. So you just have to pretend that you’re a lot stronger than you are a lot of the time.
  3. 'Galaxy Quest': The Oral History - MTV

    IMPORTANT

  4. The entertainment world keeps producing stories about disabled people, yet almost never casts disabled performers at all—whether in major or minor roles, playing disabled or able-bodied characters. Counterexamples, like RJ Mitte in Breaking Bad or Jamie Brewer in the first and third seasons of American Horror Story, are rare.
  5. dear-white-people:

Taking a poll. Should we leak the full length trailer early or naw? REBLOG for (yes).


yesssssss please

    dear-white-people:

    Taking a poll. Should we leak the full length trailer early or naw? REBLOG for (yes).

    yesssssss please

    Reblogged from: ashleyeleigh
  6. When Harry Met Sally … is, it must be said, insular and largely oblivious about its insularity. It would be cheap to admonish its makers with contemporary college-seminar hindsight about “privilege,” but the young and impressionable should be warned: Everybody has big apartments, they drink white wine from crystal glasses and play Pictionary in well-appointed living rooms, and they shop at Saks and Bergdorf. White-on-white, sophisticated Manhattan is, in this film, the only part of New York City that exists.
    When ‘Harry’ Met ‘Annie’ «

    Loving this essay on When Harry Met Sally…
  7. Best Feminist Films: An Essential List – Flavorwire

    I think this list needs some Deepa Mehta (either Water or Fire), but still, there are many films on here I need to check out.

    taekwonjew and I talked about it yesterday morning and we’re going to start with Alien (which I haven’t seen before since it’s scary).

  8. masembe:

    Shirin (2008) - Abbas Kiarostami

    It took me a long time on this earth to understand that the joys of life are like the caress of a feather on the palm of your hand. Pleasurable at first, but a real torment if it endures.

    Reblogged from: masembe
  9. We need a culture where female characters can be written with agency and nuance, strength and weakness, ideas and goals in their heads that transcend something beyond just looking for love.
  10. At the film site The Dissolve, where I am a staff writer, my editor has gently discouraged me from using the phrase Manic Pixie Dream Girl in my writing, less because using a phrase I coined reeks of self-congratulation, but because in 2014 calling a character a Manic Pixie Dream Girl is nearly as much of a cliché as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope.
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