Anjana Vasan in We Are Lady Parts

We Are Lady Parts, season 1, four Muslim women in a punk rock band

We Are Lady Parts from creator and director Nida Manzoor brings comedy to punk rock. Set in England, four Muslim women and their manager join together in a band called Lady Parts. Amina (Anjana Vasan) tells the story. She plays […]

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Daisy Ridley in The Marsh King's Daughter

The Marsh King’s Daughter: big time daddy issues

The Marsh King’s Daughter tells how a strong woman saves herself from the abuses of a bad man. In this story the man is her father. Coincidentally there’s currently a meme going around about “if you heard footsteps in the

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Hanne Mathisen Haga in Outlier

Outlier, Nordic noir catches a serial killer

Outlier contains all the characteristics of Nordic noir. It’s slow moving, features stoic characters who display little emotion, and involves twisted plot lines. In this series, the main character, Maja (Hanne Mathisen Haga), is a Ph.D. student in London studying

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Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan in Drive-Away Dolls

Drive-Away Dolls: totally inappropriate

Drive-Away Dolls is a raunchy, ridiculous road trip movie from director Ethan Coen. The name Coen doesn’t always inspire me to want to watch something, but this pulpy masterpiece features women in the lead roles so I felt compelled to

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Sasha Luss in Anna

Anna, an action movie starring a woman

Anna puts a woman at the front of an action packed spy thriller. It’s full of fight scenes and assassinations, double crosses and underhanded tricks. Most everything about the plot is unrealistic, because action movies by definition are unrealistic. But

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Piper Laurie in Snapshots

Snapshots, three generations of women work it out

Snapshots begins when a grandmother, mother, and daughter all gather for a weekend together at the family cabin by the lake. Rose (Piper Laurie) is the grandmother, and content with her life living alone by the lake. Patty (Brooke Adams)

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Layla Mohammadi in The Persian Version

The Persian Version: Iranian-American family comedy

The Persian Version, written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz, tells the story of Leila and her Iranian-American family. Especially important are her mother and grandmother. Leila speaks directly to the viewers in 4th wall breaking voice overs throughout the entire

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Nicola Coughlan and Lydia West in Big Mood

Big Mood, a tour de force for Nicola Coughlan

Big Mood brings a dark comedy to the streamer Tubi. Two women in their late 20s who are loyal long time friends struggle with personal issues in ways that aren’t always helpful to each other. There are six short episodes

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Ella Purnell in Fallout

Fallout, apocalyptic sci-fi based on a popular game

Fallout sets up a world a couple of hundred years in the future. Pods of people have been living underground in fallout shelters (or vaults) since an all out war turned earth into a nuclear desert. The series sets up

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