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Matrix director Lana Wachowski promotes new film after transition

TweetThe director of my favorite movie The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded (real Matrix fans like me pretend the third movie in the trilogy doesn’t exist) has transitioned and is the first director in tinsletown to come out as transgender. Lana Wachowski announced that she was transitioning nearly a decade ago but now in promotions for [...]
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(Un)feminist guilty pleasure: I don’t want to critique Magic Mike

TweetFeministing used to run an “(Un)feminist guilty pleasure” series. I liked it – the posts inherently acknowledged the complexities of living as a feminist in an overwhelmingly anti-feminist world. There’s an increasing preasure in the blogosphere to always get it right, to be the perfect feminist, which is impossible and unrealistic – and frankly dangerous [...]
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron, 1941-2012

Tweet Essayist and filmmaker Nora Ephron has died. Nora Ephron was a giant. Ephron wrote the screenplay for “Silkwood”, best known as the writer of the seminal romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally” and wrote and directed the wildly successful (and still one of my favorites) “You’ve Got Mail”. If you haven’t seen “Silkwood”, please [...]
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‘Brave’ has a gender problem

Tweet*If you haven’t yet seen Brave and want to avoid any spoilers at all, avoid this post.  If you don’t mind minor spoilers for plot points (but not outcome) continue reading* I avoided any reviews or spoilers before seeing the new Pixar movie Brave yesterday.  I wanted to go into the movie about a young heroine [...]
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Quick hit: TNC on the “Django Unchained” trailer

TweetNo one does analysis of race in pop culture like Ta-Nehisi Coates does, and on the newly-released trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” he’s predictably on-point. Here’s the trailer (no transcript, I’m afraid, but if a reader would like to write one up and post it in comments, I’d be really thankful). TNC writes, Perhaps [...]
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