More than a century ago, before women could vote in many countries, women dominated popular and successful action movies in the ‘serial’ or ‘chapter’ film genre, with its extraordinary emphasis on female heroism. What happened to the film industry’s tolerance of greater female involvement at all levels of the filmmaking process?
– by Radha Vatsal, The Atlantic.
What’s ironic is that in a time when diversity on screens (or lack thereof) is a frequent talking point – and particularly in feature film – Down Under is a positive example of how to do it right. Down Under writer/director Abe Forsythe reveals the road he took to write and develop a comedy that revolves around a race riot.
– Caris Bizzaca, The Screen Blog, Screen Australia. Read More:
The impact of Mad Max: Fury Road goes beyond how badass Furiosa is or how stunning George Miller’s vision is. With Imperator Furiosa’s success comes a new test: The Furiosa Test. It’s an indicator of the very real demand for inclusion in Hollywood.
– by Jamie Righetti, Film School Rejects.
‘Wonder Woman’ (1941) was conceived by Dr. Marston to set up a standard among children and young people of strong, free, courageous womanhood; to combat the idea that women are inferior to men, and to inspire girls to self-confidence and achievement in athletics, occupations and professions monopolized by men.
– by Jill Lepore, The New Yorker.