Glenn Close may win her first Academy Award for her gripping performance in The Wife, which depicts a woman who regrets her failure to pursue her own great literary potential in deference to her husband’s success. She does not, however, abandon her own aspirations in the usual manner of staying home and tending to children […]

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Hollywood relishes portraying women in the role of wife and mother. Unsurprisingly, these women are often conflicted about the demands placed upon them and the freedom they have lost. Unhappy cinematic moms and wives go back decades. Perhaps the most celebrated of them is Mrs. Robinson from THE GRADUATE. True, Mrs. Robinson makes a false […]

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There’s been much ado on the topic of CULTURAL APPROPRIATION in storytelling –often regarding the debate, “should a White person write a story about a Black person’s experience?” In a similar vein we might question the issue of gender appropriation, i.e. should a man write a story about a woman’s experience? There are strong arguments […]

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