Awesome upcoming event: A League of Their Own screening and panel

A League of Their Own is probably my favorite movie of all time. It’s up there with Singin’ in the Rain and The Princess Bride for movies that I will watch any time, anywhere, over and over again. It’s got everything you want in a movie: hilariously antiquated sexism, athletic women, sisterhood, Geena Davis, mad sexual tension between Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. The only thing standing between A League of Their Own and sheer cinematic perfection is a musical number, and the swing dance scene comes awfully close. And, this movie passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of A League of Their Own, and to celebrate, friend of the site Nona Willis Aronowitz has organized a screening of the movie and a panel discussion beforehand.

The panel will feature Eileen “Ginger” Gascon, an original All American Girls Professional Baseball League player and baseball historian Sue Macy. Nona will moderate. It’s going to be awesome and I personally cannot wait.

Thursday March 22
92Y Tribeca, 7pm

Get your tickets now, and remember, there’s no crying in baseball!

New York, NY

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at

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