Is it really too much to ask for one little movie centered around a female superhero? Or eleven movies centered around them?
Despite a continued male dominance of the media industry, a number of talented women are working hard to make their mark in the arena of indie film.
Culture doesn’t need exploring so much as it needs exploding. We need to destroy things and reconstruct them in our own image, because the people who make our media aren’t going to do it for us. That’s why I want femslash to save the world, and I will not take no for an answer.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 just happened! Here’s all the news that’s relevant to your life!
Don’t listen to the fandom on Tumblr and TVTropes: There’s nothing in this popular web series for discerning feminist or, really, any viewers.
The Soska sisters, a pair of female directors were announced to be helming a brand-new “Painkiller Jane” movie, based on the comic book about a bisexual superpowered cop with healing abilities.
Emily Rios, who plays lesbian reporter Adriana Mendez in FX series The Bridge, came out during an interview at TCA’s FX day.
LGBT characters may no longer be a big deal in mainstream films but good, nuanced portrayals that actually drive the plot most certainly are.
“It’s pretty common for a younger man to take up the mantle of an older male superhero, a younger woman to take up the mantle of a female hero, or even for a younger woman to sort of take up a male hero’s mantle but then feminize the name. What’s happening here is much less common. While Thor is the most high-profile example of this, it’s not the first. Here are some of my favorite examples of this happening before.”
“After a while though we stopped thinking we were just reading this film with a gay lens (like I can’t help but do with Kiki’s Delivery Service) and actually looked it up online — where all the facts come from — and there it was. Theo is a lesbian.”
Burger King wrapped a cheeseburger in a rainbow and somehow this did not make the world a better place.
Lena Waithe’s web series about a queer Black woman navigating her twenties is coming to a television near you!
“Since most music industry folks go to great lengths to hide same-gender loving artists, it was great to have the opportunity to see how industry insiders on the show reacted to the relationship between Monifah and Terez. Their overwhelming support showed that people were not as unwilling to accept a season finale in which Monifah Carter had a same-sex relationship as many think. The stereotype of the homophobic R&B community was breaking down before our eyes.”
“But just when you think you know where it’s going, the story turns. What emerges is a series feels less like a ‘transgender comedy’ and more like a distinctive TV show that just has a bunch of trans casting. And while aspects of transition are covered, they occupy a more background role. For instance, Sam and Sü discussing living plans over black market electrolysis, or a shot of mail-order hormones.”
Team Girl Comic #10 is a cool compilation of comics by women featuring a wide variety of styles and stories for all kinds of people. Plus, they’re having a cool launch party this Thursday in Glasgow!
I’m so over lists reinforcing the idea that a women’s primary value is as an aesthetic object — but actually, I think McMullen has successfully combated that here. Yes, these women are being described as “sexy,” but it’s an inclusive, stereotype-busting sexy.
Although the E3 convention has brought us some great news about women in video games, Ubisoft is stealing the show with it’s steadfast reluctance to include women in it’s games.
“And every time she has sex with a man, she is ass naked. Literally. I have seen her ass now twice. My problem isn’t her being ass naked. She has straight sex and is naked, but this other character has gay sex and both of them — bras on, underwear on.”
Along with the new Sailor Moon anime coming in July, the original series is back unedited with a new, faithful and queer-friendly English dub coming later this year. Here’s your guide to this trip down nostalgia lane.
I realized that one of the hardest parts about accepting my sexual orientation was that I literally did not believe that Black women were lesbians, bisexuals, pansexuals, asexuals or queer. I want to see stories of Black women with happy endings that entwine with my own realities and fantasies. I want to see us Black women no longer the Unmentionables or Untouchables, unafraid of the power and beauty of us loving one another.