Category Archives: Devi’s Discourse

On alternating weeks, Devi will explore various themes as they pertain to film and feminism.

Though women have been present both in front of and behind the camera since the inception of filmmaking, it’s as actresses most are acknowledged in the mainstream history books, and only a few of the earliest of their ilk—such as Lillian Gish, Theda Bara and Mary Pickford—are generally remembered by name. Perhaps the reason so […]

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Why Rom-Coms Matter

October 13th, 2020

Tamar Jeffers McDonald, author of Romantic Comedy: Boy Meets Girl, aptly defines any entry of the romantic comedy genre as “a film, which has as its central narrative motor a quest for love, which portrays this quest in a lighthearted way and almost always to successful conclusion.” I urge us to do the same. Otherwise, […]

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A number of posts back, I skewered the term ‘CHICK FLICKS’ for reasons I won’t repeat now, though I encourage you to revisit them HERE. I mention it because, for my next series of posts, we will be exploring the history, evolution and ramifications of the romantic comedy, a beleaguered genre label too often used […]

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