Just hit $4,000! Less than $500 to go! Last 24 hours to donate!!! Help my kickstarter campaign reach it’s goal and support independent feminist film!!!
It’s official, my friend and I are going as Thelma and Louise to the Permanent Wave Halloween party.
Any suggestions on how to get my hair to look like Louise’s will be gladly accepted.
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*Music: Grimes Rosa*
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The teaser trailer for my film Hanna Watches a Porno is here! Check it out, then reblog, repost, facebook, twitter, help get the word out there! Help me finish the film by funding us on kickstarter today!
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(Music Everyday of My Life courtesy of Sepalcure)
Happy birthday, Alison Bechdel!
The Bechdel Test for Women in Movies (by feministfrequency)
I’m feeling sentimental (totally out of character, right? riiiiiight), so here’s my very first blog post! Woman of Steele was started last year, this time, because while I’d been meaning to start a blog, I decided chronicling my adventures in independent film festival going would be a good launching point, and it was, oh it was. Without further ado…
This Week I Will Attend The Tribeca Film Festival, So You Don’t Have To
This week I will attend the Tribeca Film Festical so you don’t have to, and I will blog about it. Because the revolution will be…blogged about? Because this blog will start as a review of films I see at Tribeca that maybe one or two people will read, (so that’s Mom and Dad, maybe four depending on how busy my brother and his girlfriend are next week). But this blog, Woman of Steele, is actually going to be my feminist blog. I’m a little too foggy from the Open Vodka Bar last night (I know Jews don’t believe in heaven per se, but that’s what it is) to tell you why I’m starting a feminist blog and why I think that’s important, but yeah, that’s what I’m doing. WOOT! It makes sense to start by writing about films because I will be doing that a lot, as one of the hats I wear (I’ll give you a hint-it’s not a fedora!) is that of a feminist filmmaker, so yes, yes, this is a good plan, a very gooood plan (I’m using my plotting voice here if you’ve met me. If you haven’t it’s slightly reminiscent of an Eastern European accent, slightly evil, and very raspy because it’s still me after all).
PS. That’s my “I’m getting closer to the Red Carpet everyday” face.
Meet Monica Velour opened in theaters in New York last week. The first week I had my blog, I spent much of that time gushing over this film.
Featuring a comedic and fearless performance from Kim Cattrall and a humorous, nuanced, and moving turn from Dustin Ingram, Meet Monica Velour is an endearing, hilarious and accessible feminist commentary about life, love, and beauty in today’s society, as writer/director Keith Bearden told me a year ago:
“Feminism has been reduced to such a dirty word, or alien concept, the only way for me to tell what I think is essentially a feminist story is basically as a sneak attack. It’s a comedy. It’s a high concept plotline (forgotten porn star from the 70s pursued by her geeky teen fan) that titillates. It’s got a sexy appealing star (Kim Cattrall) in the lead. But once you’re in the theatre, and laughing, you can relax and let my themes and ideas get under your skin. Women in all walks of life have their sexuality and attractiveness attached to their general self worth, in a way that men are not, and that attractiveness quotient also has an arbitrary and unjust expiration date attached to it. That porn actresses and other sex workers are socially marginalized, and almost never get a fair share of the billions of dollars that their hard, unprotected work generates. And also, that women of all ages, classes, races and body types are worthy of love, respect and success, and can be beautiful and sexy…
In a more general sense [it’s about], my humanist message: that love and friendship can span over generations and cultures, and that even deeply troubled people (you know, like most everyone) can grow, change, find joy, and help each other better their lives.”
Go see this film if you live in New York and help spread the word about this gem of an independent movie! It’s excellent filmmaking, storytelling, and just plain being human.