The actress says that's the reason she tends to avoid films set in contemporary times.
“Carrie Pilby” – a film written, directed and produced by women – is a character study of a quirky 19-year-old girl. And that, critics say, is its biggest fault.
"You parody something because you love it. We love female comedies so, so, so much."
From personal experience, it was always nerve wracking to have to reject a man's advances because if he was one of those
When a system is overthrown or destroyed, it forces new ways of thinking and behaving to rise up, and post-apocalyptic fiction explores the collapse of our familiar reality to create a different, often unruly one.
That this category continues to thrive, and to spawn essays and blog posts -- including this one! -- points directly to the underlying problem: We are issuing prescriptive dos and don'ts about the depiction of women as if they are a separate, exotic species.
When a female character is given full license to explore the boundaries of her humanity -- in all directions -- she represents pure possibility for the women on the other side of the screen or the page, consuming the story.
Hollywood comedies are full of quirky, beautiful women who sleep in football jerseys and inspire immature man-children to
What does the "strong female character" imply? It gives a special category to women who are nuanced, who are capable of embodying contradictions. But that is the human condition, and to imply that such a woman is not the norm strips all females of their essential humanity
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The only way a single mom can be happy, Perry tells us, is by ceasing to be a single mom.
Today I am thinking specifically about some of the strong female characters who have been featured and memorialized in literature. I've come up with a list of fiction and nonfiction books that unfold around these characters.
A real person has conflicting feelings all the time and contradicts themselves by accident (as much as we hate to admit it), and it's okay because we're all human. We don't know what we want or how we feel. Or we do. Both is fine. But characters everywhere need to do the same to come alive.
Penelope is almost lethally faithful: She waits and waits as Odysseus romps his way through one of Western literature's most
According to Lino Disalvo, head of animation for the film, female cartoon characters have always been really hard to animate
Washington has spoken about the ways in which Olivia Pope is a multidimensional female character in the past. "In her professional
The fall TV season is finally upon us and in full swing, as most returning shows premiered their new seasons last week. And