Posts Tagged ‘girls on film’

So apparently Joss Whedon would like you to ignore what he says about himself being a feminist, in the context of his showsetc., because the author’s intention shouldn’t be relevant in deciding if a work is feminist. Sounds sensical, but I’d buy that a LOT quicker if he weren’t already milking the auteur role for everything […]


Guys and Dolls

19Feb09

Dollhouse. As Micole says, I have no political justification for liking it. But I can’t help but watch it.  I suppose you’ve seen one post, you’ve seen them all, but I have something to say, so I’m gonna say it.  Behind a cut (apologies to those on the feed) for spoilers because I am Nice […]


Initial, early thoughts on Dollhouse can be found in my comment at Hoyden About Town. Believe me, I will have more when it isn’t late at night.  Plenty more.


A few bits and pieces that haven’t become their own posts. A word on the Eleventh Doctor: Much as I remain ambivalent about Matt Smith, I am not best pleased by the fact that we have a young not-particularly-masculine white guy in the role, round three.  I expected a little more diversity from Moffat; I’m not […]


In case you thought I was being too hasty with my judgment about Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight work a couple of weeks ago, it seems that my guess was dead on, according to this story from Nikki Finke (via Jezebel).  Apparently production company Summit is confirming in not so many words (uh, ‘artistic differences’) what an insider […]


Saw Twilight.  Did not pay to see it.  You shouldn’t either. Yes, it is as bad as everything you’ve heard.  If I think about what sorts of messages it sends and how many young women are buying into it, it seriously makes me want to cry.


But do they sparkle? Twilight, unsurprisingly, has become a phenomenon.  Not one that I particularly get into, being not all that keen on the vampire genre save for a passing taste for a little Sookie Stackhouse, but hey–and one whose problematic nature in a feminist sense has been documented in plenty of places (see below […]