Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: Gloria Steinem

  • Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Review: Dear . . . is short bios about influence

    Dear . . . is an interesting way to talk about lives and the influence they have on others. Two seasons of short films are featured. People talk about their lives and then read letters from people they have inspired or influenced. The people who wrote the letters are shown reading their own letters.

  • Review: The Glorias

    Review: The Glorias

    The Glorias is a biopic looking at Gloria Steinem’s life through her travels and at various stages in her life. Julie Taymor wrote and directed the film, which takes 2 hours and 20 minutes to wind its way through Steinem’s long life. The film is streaming on Prime Video.

  • Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

    Review: Mrs. America, episodes 1-3

    Mrs. America is the history of the struggle over the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. The first 3 episodes dropped as a bunch on April 15, with the remaining episodes coming on Wednesdays until all 9 episodes have aired. The series runs on FX/Hulu.

  • A Personal Manifesto

    A Personal Manifesto

    A couple of decades ago I realized everything in my life up to that point had been determined by men. I can hear my friend Denise shouting, “It’s the patriarchy, stupid!” That’s not it – at least not completely. The patriarchy is still with us. But inside my head, things have changed.

  • Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

    Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is more than anything a sweet, if unconventional, love story. A love story that lead to the creation of one of the world’s most famous and beloved female superheroes. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women isn’t an origin story, which is common for superheroes. It’s a creation story.

  • Review: Good Girls Revolt, season 1

    Review: Good Girls Revolt, season 1

    Good Girls Revolt is an Amazon Prime production about the women’s movement in the late 1960s and early 70s. The story is set in a fictional magazine called “News of the Week,” based on events that took place at “Newsweek Magazine” and written about in a book by Lynn Povich.

  • Gloria Steinem on “Chick Flicks”

    Gloria Steinem on “Chick Flicks”

    Gloria Steinem blogs about books at Open Roads Media. The blog is called “Reading our way to the Revolution.” The once monthly column looks at a timeless and timely book.  Her latest review is about The Group, a 1963 novel by Mary McCarthy.  The Group is the latest review of a book that helped start… Read more Gloria Steinem on “Chick Flicks”

  • HBO Discovers Women: Will I Have to Subscribe?

    HBO Discovers Women: Will I Have to Subscribe?

    HBO is coming out with a new app for Apple TV, iPad and iPhone called HBO Now that subscribes to all the HBO content for $15 a month. I may have to consider using it, because HBO has suddenly discovered women.

  • Wisdom Sharing: A Week with the Goddess Spirit

    Wisdom Sharing: A Week with the Goddess Spirit

    I spent last week at a conference in Ghost Ranch, NM. The conference, called Wisdom Sharing, featured Alice Walker, Gloria Steinem and Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung. The marvelous moderator, shown on the left above, was Dr. Melanie Harris. The location is stunning in its beauty and spirit. The women who were the star attractions were… Read more Wisdom Sharing: A Week with the Goddess Spirit

  • The L Word Opening Credits (Season Three)

    The L Word Opening Credits (Season Three)

    Nothing but the credits recapped here, right up to the moment when we see the director’s name. Then we stop. It’s really all you need to know.