Tag Archives: Patty Jenkins

If one is a film director and also a woman she has inevitably been asked, probably ad nauseum, “What’s it like to be a female filmmaker?” I shudder to recall how I used to respond, telling countless interviewers how I saw no difference in the treatment of my male filmmaking peers as compared to myself, […]

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What Feminism Isn’t: Myth #5

March 26th, 2019

On the flip side of demonizing femininity, as covered with MYTH #4, some filmmakers equate feminism with exploiting female incompetence and messiness, often times in ways considered more acceptable, or at least forgivable, in males—like, for example, incorporating graphic depictions of bowel movements in the name of so-called equality. I beg to disagree. #5 Feminism […]

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Myth #4 Feminism Isn’t Demonizing Femininity

March 14th, 2019

Friends and colleagues were often shocked to learn that I, a vocal feminist, enjoyed the TV series, SEX IN THE CITY. Of course, not one of them had seen it, assuming (wrongly) it centered solely around vacuous women shoe shopping and pining over men. And, while those activities do indeed occur in most every episode, […]

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