Category Archives: Amy’s MOW

On alternating weeks, Amy will review individual films through a feminist lens.

There’s a scene in the film CABARET where Sally Bowles visits the home of Natalia, a wealthy girlfriend seeking relationship advice. Natalia is distraught, confused, and desperately needs the expertise of her worldly and sexually adventurous friend. Natalia is dating a young man and feels shame over her desire for him and their sexual encounter: […]

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What happens to women who need abortions but live in a country where it’s illegal, prosecuted as a criminal offense and therefore nearly impossible to obtain? This harrowing predicament is the premise for the recently released film HAPPENING, a story set in France in 1963 but could very well be set in the United States […]

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The plight of undocumented immigrants coming to the United States is not a unique story, but MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND shares it through a distinct feminist lens. Luciana, the female character at the heart of this independent film, has fled to New York City to escape a traumatic past event and to forge a new life. […]

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