Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words
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Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words

Todd Haynes’s sophomore feature [safe] tells the story of affluent Southern California housewife Carol White (played by Julianne Moore), and traces her physical decline from a mysterious environmental illness.  Exploring themes that have become hallmarks of Haynes’s auteurist style, [safe] uses conventions of traditional 1950s melodrama to examine individual identity (or lack thereof) and environmental … Continue reading

5 Women TV characters that inspire me
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5 Women TV characters that inspire me

The majority of these characters I’ve been introduced to years ago. They inspired, and continue to inspire me everyday, to be a hard-working, confident women. I hope you’ll find some of your favourites here, or discover some new kick-ass characters reading this piece. Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl, 2007-2012) “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid … Continue reading

REVIEW- The Love Witch: On witchcraft, technicolor and female sexuality
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REVIEW- The Love Witch: On witchcraft, technicolor and female sexuality

The Love Witch is one of the most beautiful films I have ever watched, mainly due to director Anna Biller’s decision to shoot it on 35mm film. Her dedication to paying homage to 60’s and 70’s Technicolor movies is evident through the gorgeous costumes and sets that Biller made herself. The sumptuous colours of Elaine’s … Continue reading

Z: The Beginning of Everything- Life as a Muse and a new vision of Zelda Fitzgerald
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Z: The Beginning of Everything- Life as a Muse and a new vision of Zelda Fitzgerald

This 30 minute, 10 episode biodrama series is based on Therese Anne Fowler’s book, “Z: A novel of Zelda Fitzgerald”, and is produced by and stars Christina Ricci.  I have to assume that most of you know who Zelda Fitzgerald was. You have probably heard this sentence about her before . “She was an alcoholic, … Continue reading

THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises
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THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises

I’m obsessed with 80s movies, especially the cheesy teen comedies. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Teen Witch, License to Drive, Can’t Buy Me Love…I’ve sat through them all. So I was surprised to learn that Just One of the Guys fell under both my and many others’ radar. In my opinion, it does the girl-disguises-herself-as-a-guy … Continue reading

Style and Intimacy in Paris is Burning
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Style and Intimacy in Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning paints an intimate portrait of one of the most historically marginalised groups in society: black queer youth. Released in 1990, the documentary follows the lives of several participants involved in ball culture of New York City.  The term “Ball culture” here refers to a circuit of competitions, similar to beauty pageants,  where … Continue reading