Reviews of movies and TV focused on women

Wow! 6 women powered, women empowered, shows in recent weeks

Wow! 6 women powered, women empowered, shows in recent weeks

In the past month or so, I’ve seen several outstanding movies and TV series that are written by or directed by women and that star women in roles where they either hold or take the power. I know I’m forgetting some or haven’t seen everything, so feel free to suggest more in the comments.

In various ways, each of these movies or TV series is a must see. Great stories, great characters, inclusivity and representation in each case.

Paper Girls

Paper Girls

Let’s start with Paper Girls. Riley Lai Nelet, Camryn Jones, Fina Strazza, and Sofia Rosinsky star in this time travel tale about four pre-teen girls who must save the world. It was created by Stephany Folsom and used 100% women directors. This was a character driven story about the four girls with less emphasis on the sci-fi aspects.

Prey

Amber Midthunder in Prey

Prey was a superhero origin story. The main character was a native woman played by Amber Midthunder. Her character was smart and strong and capable of defeating the mostly invisible Predator, a staple in many horror movies.

Asking For It

Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, and Kiersey Clemons in Asking for It

Vanessa Hudgens, Alexandra Shipp, and Kiersey Clemons star in Asking For It, with many other strong women characters as well. It’s a revenge story with the women teaching certain men a lesson.

Hustlers

Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu in Hustlers

Hustlers isn’t new but I just saw it. Similar to Asking For It, but much better, it’s about getting the better of abusive, assholery men. It was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria and chock-a-block with fantastic women including Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, and Julia Stiles.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

Tatiana Maslany in She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

We’ve only seen one episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, a Marvel comedy starring Tatiana Maslany, but you can already tell it’s going to be marvelous (no pun intended). Mostly directed by Kat Coiro and created by Jessica Gao, it’s women power all the way.

A League of Their Own

D’Arcy Carden, Melanie Field, Abbi Jacobson in A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own has a whole baseball team of women, a whole community of women, every kind of woman. This is the must see series for women without a doubt.The series was co-created by Abbi Jacobson and uses a majority of women directors.

What wonderful women driven or women created entertainment from the last few weeks have I missed? Let’s hear it!


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