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Sexuality and Other Female (Film) Troubles

May 13, 2012

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. By JULIE BLOOMPublished: May 11, 2012 Liam Daniel/Sony Pictures ClassicsMaggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. “THE plague of our times,” a character declares in “Hysteria,” Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England, […]

The Nominees for the Best Performance of Gender Are…

February 22, 2012

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Posted: 02/21/2012 6:49 pmBy Jill Dolan The year celebrated by the 2011 Academy Awards was one of rigid political identities — the one percent vs. the 99 percent, the perennial Democrats vs. Republicans, the “people” vs. the leaders whose corruption brought about the Arab Spring. But in American movies, by contrast, it was a year […]

Porn made for women, by women

December 29, 2011

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Independent female directors are making pornographic films aimed at women. Catalina May finds out what makes them so differentCatalina Mayguardian.co.uk, Tuesday 22 March 2011 ‘Fem porn’ director Erika Lust at work Anna Arrowsmith (aka Anna Span) has been a porn director for 12 years. This made her recent campaign as the Liberal Democrat candidate for […]

Celebrating the Girls of Summer

August 6, 2011

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By FRANK BRUNI Op-Ed ColumnistPublished: August 3, 2011 Earl Wilson/The New York TimesFrank Bruni As the millions of readers who made “The Help” a publishing phenomenon know, the novel explores the poignantly modest aspirations and profound humiliations of black maids in Mississippi in the 1960s. It’s a story of racial injustice, reconciliation and sweet, overdue […]

Celebrating the Girls of Summer

August 6, 2011

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By FRANK BRUNI Op-Ed ColumnistPublished: August 3, 2011 Earl Wilson/The New York TimesFrank Bruni As the millions of readers who made “The Help” a publishing phenomenon know, the novel explores the poignantly modest aspirations and profound humiliations of black maids in Mississippi in the 1960s. It’s a story of racial injustice, reconciliation and sweet, overdue […]

Talking gender

July 21, 2011

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Sing and dance: Is all that women get to do in most movies. Photo: Satish. H by MADHURI SHEKAR Cinema is a highly influential medium; and when that very medium portrays women in poor light, some ideological changes are in order… Recently, the Prajnya and InKo Centre hosted a two-day scriptwriting workshop — “Writing Gender, […]

Talking gender

July 21, 2011

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Sing and dance: Is all that women get to do in most movies. Photo: Satish. H by MADHURI SHEKAR Cinema is a highly influential medium; and when that very medium portrays women in poor light, some ideological changes are in order… Recently, the Prajnya and InKo Centre hosted a two-day scriptwriting workshop — “Writing Gender, […]