My Girl: The Drinking Game

In 1991, My Girl, starring Anna Chlumsky, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Macaulay Culkin, brought audiences precociousness, adorable coming of age tropes, some bizarre funeral home stuff, and so much crying. By the mid-90s it was playing every summer on TBS or TNT or whatever, just waiting for me to learn about becoming a woman … Continue reading

International Women’s Day 2014: Activities

Happy International Women’s Day! This morning I watched Girl Rising for the first time in a year and was just as moved as I was when I saw it in theaters. I’m spending the rest of my day doing edits on an essay about the feminicide and my dissertation prospectus about American schoolgirls in narratives … Continue reading

Girls and Oscar Night 2014

So, as I wrote about last year (Girls and Oscar Night 2013), given the general shortage of great, serious roles for girls in the film industry, 2013 was a good year for girls in film. (And for me, as I won the Oscar pool with my friends. 🙂 ) 2014, not so much. This year … Continue reading

Girl Rising Out on DVD

Exciting News: Girl Risingis coming out on DVD! Preorder your copy today for its March 4th release. Although the DVD is for home use only, you can check out the Girl Rising webpage for information about educator’s or institutional copies if you want to use the film in your curriculum. It would be great for … Continue reading

Frozen: Subverting the Ice Queen

Yesterday afternoon, my sometimes-collaborator, always-friend Megan (whose reviews you can read at Review To Be Named) and I went to see Frozen. Because I’ve been otherwise occupied, I hadn’t kept up with the buzz about the film and so I didn’t really know what to expect. Overall, I loved it a lot. There are some obvious … Continue reading