Exclusive: Interview with Jake Graf, Creator of the Powerful Short ‘Headspace’

British transgender activist and director Jake Graf granted us an email interview about his short film Headspace. Here’s how he describes the film: “Headspace gives a rare and intimate glimpse into the trials and tribulations faced by trans folk on a daily basis.” Continue reading “Exclusive: Interview with Jake Graf, Creator of the Powerful Short ‘Headspace’”

The Women of Taken

Taken the TV show is a prequel story to the Taken movies starring Liam Neeson. In the TV show, Clive Standen stars as a 30-years-younger version of the Bryan Mills character. I’ve been watching the publicity for the TV series, which starts Feb. 27 on NBC. Continue reading “The Women of Taken”

#OITNB News Flashes

Orange is the New Black or #OITNB released a date for the start of season 5. And Danielle Brooks released a dollop of news about the new season. Continue reading “#OITNB News Flashes”

Bette Porter on the Current Political Situation

Jennifer Beals played the magnificent Bette Porter in The L Word. She perfected the art of the curse in this role. A fan video of her exercising that talent expresses exactly my sentiments about what’s going on in Washington DC right now. Continue reading “Bette Porter on the Current Political Situation”

Brain Dump: The Fosters, Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Time for a brain dump – a few short thoughts on a variety of shows. Let’s start with The Fosters. Continue reading “Brain Dump: The Fosters, Supergirl, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

WMC Releases 2017 Analysis of Gender & Oscar Nominations

It’s a big #OscarsSoMale year. Fuck that. Not only are things no better than in past years, there’s even been a dip in the number of women nominated for Oscars in non-acting categories. This news comes in the form of a report from the Women’s Media Center (WMC). Continue reading “WMC Releases 2017 Analysis of Gender & Oscar Nominations”

News about Last Tango in Halifax Christmas Special

The air dates in the UK for the 2 part Christmas special of Last Tango in Halifax on BBC One are December 19 and 20 at 9 PM. There is no announcement yet about when PBS or Netflix will bring it to the U.S. Continue reading “News about Last Tango in Halifax Christmas Special”

A Post-Election Statement

I’m a white woman. I did not vote for Donald Trump. I’ve supported Hillary Clinton since the 1990’s. Since the election, I’ve searched for ideas as to what I can do going forward to support ideas and causes I believe in during the next 4 years. Continue reading “A Post-Election Statement”

Surprise! Old People are Underrepresented in Film

A new study from the Media, Diversity and Social Change Initiative at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism provides the data showing what we all know already – older people are ignored, underrepresented, or trivialized in film. Continue reading “Surprise! Old People are Underrepresented in Film”

Jill Soloway Talks about The Female Gaze

Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent gave a brilliant keynote at TIFF 2016 about The Female Gaze. I urge you to watch it carefully with an open mind and heart. Continue reading “Jill Soloway Talks about The Female Gaze”