In Which I Question the Role of Women in Westerns

I’ve harped on this before, and I will do so again. I love Westerns. I really, really do. It’s  new found love but love nonetheless. But I have a problem, and it’s the same problem I’ve had with many other genres of film. Why are all the women in westerns prostitutes or fearful farm women? … Continue reading

In Which There Are Many Questions

I just watched Julie and Julia, with Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I have to say, I was very impressed and so happy that a film like that, a film that was probably deemed without a market at first, was able to get the green light. Even more impressive is the fact that the same … Continue reading

Flash Fiction: Curious, or Naked

She knocks on the door and waits for an answer. Sweat beads on her palm, on her brow – she has never done this before. Not this, but the other. The more confusing. The more complicated. She’d been invited, been asked here. The other woman, the one with the dark hair, had been so suggestive, … Continue reading

Women in Film, or the Lack Thereof

Anna Sophia Robb and Rachel Leigh Cook were two of six women speaking on a Women in Film panel at the Denver International Film Festival today. Their goal: talk about women and their relationship to film making, the roles they take on set and in crews, and why. It seemed like a promising discussion- until … Continue reading

Getting Off: Porn and the Decline of the Masculinity

The title of this post is the title of a book I am reading by Robert Jensen. Not only that, I was lucky enough to hear him speak yesterday about the increasing issue of pornography in the case of women. If there is anyone out there who repeatedly or religiously or even just occasionally, uses … Continue reading