Slapping down the film clichés →
fuckyeahgenderstudies: … From When Harry Met Sally’s “fuck you” slap, to Andie MacDowell repeatedly smacking Bill Murray’s cheek in Groundhog Day, men being struck by their love interest is a cinematic staple.
Oddly, being a father, which is, technically, the result of heterosexual...– Male Archetypes in the Movies My love for A. O. Scott is well documented and grows by the day. (via morninggloria)
Fighting racism is really not an issue of people being nice to each other. It...– squintyoureyes, on “The Help” (via youarenotyou)
Coen Bros & Bechdel: Intolerable Cruelty
Finally! This is another Coen Brothers’ film that I hadn’t seen prior to setting out for this project. My thoughts are as follows… Frequently argued to be the Coen’s most mainstream picture, I was surprised to see so much of their usual techniques and gags in this film. This film feels like a distant cousin of Hudsucker Proxy and Raising Arizona. The film follows Miles Massy (George...
This is where I’ll be this weekend. I’m mostly there to have friend time, but I’m also there to maybe plan a very small film thing for later in the year. It feels like a good chunk of those who follow me are in the Chicago area, so if you happen to see a person with purple hair on the streets this weekend, don’t be afraid to say hi.
Directing is an All Day Princess*
A large portion of my time lately has been devoted to getting a short film off the ground. I’ve rounded up a great crew and I’ve been spending the last month and a half trying to collect actresses (all the roles in my short are women) via the interwebs. This is the first time that I haven’t just grabbed someone I know and convinced them that they would be great in my film....
feministfilm: Women at Comedy Central's 50 Star... →
feministfilm: Some fun facts about the ladies at Comedy Central’s Super Patriotic Weekend Stand-Up Marathon: There are 8 different women featured in this marathon, and 38 different men. With the exception of Anjeluh Johnson’s How We Do It, all of the women whose comedy appears in this marathon at all are…