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

It seems appropriate, given the surreal state of current political events, to examine the classic horror film and novel THE STEPFORD WIVES. When the film was released in 1975, the Feminist movement was gaining momentum and the United States was in the throes of what we now refer to as “the cultural wars.” Roe v. […]

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There’s an early scene in the musician biopic RESPECT where the mother of a young Aretha Franklin, sensing her daughter’s difficult path ahead, warns that she must “never fear any man” and that “your daddy doesn’t own your voice.” Sadly, for much of her life, Aretha Franklin would be justified in having a great deal […]

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Growing older can be a daunting experience for a woman no matter her status in life or how she earns a living. But, let’s face it, in the entertainment industry it can be even more challenging. And for actresses over the age of 35, it’s an especially hostile environment. Many performers are put out to […]

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