Tag Archives: Feminism

THE STEPFORD WIVES: Lost in Translation From Book to Screen (Part 1)

November 9th, 2021

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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Mare Of Easttown: Thanks, Kate. We needed that.

August 24th, 2021

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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1950s Sex Comedies: The Unromantic Rise of Toxic Masculinity

August 17th, 2021

By the late 1940s, romantic comedies began transitioning into a new subgenre, retaining a few of the signature screwball traits but with a definite shift of tenor. Instead of the playful sparring that brought females and males together, the contention between them grew less amicable and, in some cases, downright mean-spirited, gradually driving them further […]

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