Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Tag: The L Word

  • Brain Dump: Good Trouble, Stumptown, and Tommy

    Brain Dump: Good Trouble, Stumptown, and Tommy

    For today’s big brain clearing post, I’ll talk about Good Trouble, Stumptown, and Tommy.

  • Review: Season 1 of GLOW

    Review: Season 1 of GLOW

    Season 1 of the Netflix Original comedy GLOW wasn’t a total romp. It had plenty of serious moments. The overall impact, however, is one of R rated campy fun and female empowerment via headlocks and body slams.

  • Bette Porter on the Current Political Situation

    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.

  • Watch This: Trailer for The White Orchid

    Watch This: Trailer for The White Orchid

    The White Orchid is a popular name for films. The 2017 version you’re seeing the trailer for stars Olivia Thirlby in a dark thriller about a murdered girl.

  • 5 Female Directors Who Should be Better Known

    5 Female Directors Who Should be Better Known

    These five women directors have amassed 64 directing credits between them. Some are foreign and/or women of color. All are talented and should have names as easily recognized as those of male directors. I picked these 5 women almost randomly from the many sources listing talented and available women with directing experience who seem to […]

  • 3 Reasons to Love Dark Matter

    3 Reasons to Love Dark Matter

    Dark Matter stars Roger R. Cross, Jodelle Ferland, Anthony Lemke, Zoie Palmer, Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid, and Alex Mallari Jr. as the characters Six, Five, Three, The Android, Two, One, and Four. Here are 3 reasons why I love this sci fi space drama. 1. Nobody Knows Who They Are Six people and and a […]

  • Women Directors, Oh L

    Women Directors, Oh L

    Reading over Little White Lies list of the 100 Greatest Films directed by women gave me an idea. I decided to start using the tag Women Directors on all my blog posts when I write about films or TV shows with women directors. I went back through a lot of old posts and added the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Watch This: Trailer for Cinemanovels

    Watch This: Trailer for Cinemanovels

    Cinemanovels is a Canadian film starring Lauren Lee Smith. Also in the film are Jennifer Beals, Ben Cotton, Kett Turton, and Katharine Isabelle. The film was written and directed by Terry Miles, who also wrote and directed A Night for Dying Tigers and the short They Wore Pink, which you can watch here. Lauren Lee […]

  • Funny Stuff: The L Word

    Funny Stuff: The L Word

    Let’s talk about the funny stuff on The L Word. Showtime is celebrating Gay Pride Month by showing full seasons of The L Word and Queer as Folk in June. Episodes of both will be on Monday through Friday in June, and then on Thursday nights through November. There are a lot of serious things […]