On JUDY: The Road to Hell is Paved With Yellow Bricks
JUDY captures the chaos-and heartbreak-in the final year of Judy Garland’s life as she bravely mounts a professional comeback in London while attempting to regain custody of her two young children. It also serves as a cautionary tale about the terrible toll Hollywood exacted on its most vulnerable performers-the female child star. The film largely […]
Feminist Call to Action #7: Mind Your Language
Language is our most ubiquitous tool— we use it every day, spoken, written, gesticulated to communicate our thoughts and ideas. And though, unlike many of the romance languages, English is, theoretically, “gender neutral,” we’ve developed some very damaging sexist trends in our everyday parlance that normalizes negative stereotypes. It’s time we change that—in movies and […]
Exotic Dancers vs. Men on Wall Street: Who are the REAL Hustlers?
The excellent new film Hustlers examines the seedy playground that comprises much of the NYC nightlife, and where the hucksters of Wall Street revel in reckless debauchery. The pathologically depraved behavior of the men from the world of finance will eventually garner implications for the world over, but it’s reassuring to know that the savvy […]