Category Archives: Devi’s Discourse

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

Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve been offering a list of viewing recommendations based on our prior month’s favorites, but I’ve decided to shake things up and now include both recommended films as well as disappointing ones to examine because I often sit through (and occasionally fail to sit through) even more that do […]

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Happy Valentines and welcome to a whole new era of romance! Last time, we delved into the ‘60s, examining a shift from the shared male/female points-of-view characteristic of previous rom-coms to a new, male-driven variation. In these, females were often demoted to secondary roles often portrayed as hapless victims or inconsequential playthings. But by the […]

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In the Sex Comedies of the 1950s, we saw manipulative men going to extreme and often toxic measures to lure reluctant women into bed. However, by 1960, with the emergence of the birth control pill and the sexual revolution (not to mention Kinsey’s earlier report declaring, “Yes, people, women actually do have and enjoy sex), […]

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