Jane The Virgin: Masculinity, Motherhood and Making a Difference

Jane the Virgin starts off as a pretty simple story about a young woman Jane (Gina Rodrigez) who is accidentally artificially inseminated whilst at her doctors for a routine pap smear test. Continue reading “Jane The Virgin: Masculinity, Motherhood and Making a Difference”

Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015): Real Talk

Writer/Director Marielle Heller’s debut feature film Diary of a Teenage Girl will, I hope, be regarded as a significant coming of age film for girls everywhere for a very long time. It also happens to be the first in a long list of 52 films, one a week, by women directors that I watched. I could not have picked a better film to begin with. Continue reading “Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015): Real Talk”

The Falling: Being a Teenage Girl Sucks

1. Do you want to watch a film that deals with the inherent emotional and physical issues of being a teenage girl, suppression of emotion, feminism and female friendship whilst simultaneously channeling David Lynch, Nicholas Roeg and Carrie in terms of aesthetic, atmosphere and creepiness. Continue reading “The Falling: Being a Teenage Girl Sucks”

Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus, 2015): Interesting, but Nothing New

There is one message ‘Hot Girls Wanted’ is trying to push and it is this; Porn can be exploitative. It’s surprising, in the age of the ever-growing internet, that we need to be reminded of this but I suppose there must be at least one person who is unaware of how manipulative and exploitative the porn industry can be. Continue reading “Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer & Ronna Gradus, 2015): Interesting, but Nothing New”