Director Jorge Gutierrez, acknowledging that the fantasy genre is heavily male-driven, said ‘this is my attempt to provide an awesome female hero.’ The animated series will draw heavily from Mesoamerican legends. More:
AWFJ’s Wonder Women Project lists Cinema’s top 11 of 55 female fiction characters, each a reminder that iconic females in film have had social influence, entertainment impact and long legs since the earliest days of cinema.
– by Marilyn Ferdinand,
Alliance of Women Film Journalists.
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.
Reinventing the rules of narrative storytelling and offering new ways to look at heroism, agency, and what it means to be resilient.
“People don’t really understand how important comedians are, comedy is part of what we need in our life, like movies and art and water and air. We have to have the release of laughter, and when we do it as a community …
Oh my God, have you ever been in a club and laughed at once on a joke? Do you know how long you feel that joy? That joy is contagious. That is not something that is a privilege, sweetheart. That is a need. And we’re not releasing community any more. Have you noticed? We’re not.” – Leslie Jones
Ghostbusters is released in the UK on Monday 11 July; Australia on 14 July, and in the US on July. 15
“By far what I found most appealing about The Force Awakens, one of the most anticipated films of the decade in one of the most universally beloved film franchises of all time, is that its two main characters are a white woman and a black man. This is meaningful not only because it moves Star Wars into a space that better reflects its audience, but because the franchise is huge enough to influence the larger filmic landscape, and potentially nudge Hollywood toward consistently telling more inclusive stories.”
– from Review by http://www.FeministFrequency.com
“The veil that has shrouded Wonder Woman’s past for seven decades hides beneath it a crucial story about comic books and superheroes and censorship and feminism. As Marston once put it, ‘Frankly, Wonder Woman is psychological propaganda for the new type of woman who, I believe, should rule the world.'” Read more:
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