May 9, 2012
The Music And Meaning Of 'Paris Is Burning'

May 9, 2012
Watch: An Online Festival of Transgender Film and Video Shorts

May 8, 2012
Why Think Like A Man Topped the Box Office Again and The Five-Year Engagement Bombed

May 8, 2012

COMING SOON

Mommy Is Coming (2012)  Filmmaker Cheryl Dunye

Dunye’s latest film is a romantic comedy.  After watching the trailer, don’t know if I’m entirely sold on the premise.  Hmm…

(Source: blogs.indiewire.com)

May 7, 2012
Filmmaker Sook-Yin Lee talks AHM's tokenism, film themes & current film projects

"I am curious about aspects of my life that I am in a conundrum over, things like thwarted love, the dynamics between the needy and the needed, and the paradoxical desire we have to connect and to put up barriers to connection." - Sook-Yin Lee, Ottawa Magazine

YES.  YES.  YES.

May 6, 2012

Lull / Directed.Edited.Shot by Sika W. 

A short documentary in which women share their first experiences exploring their bodies. - Youtube

Awesome - I could identify with several of the “firsts” described and oddly enough, I surprise myself when I am able to re-experience those feelings presently when I masturbate.  

puzzledpantherrr:

re-upped “Lull” to vimeo. guess that makes it official or something.

to view it with subtitles, watch it here.

April 23, 2012
Why We Need to Keep Talking About the White Girls on Girls

Of the many articles I’ve read about the ongoing conversation about the dearth of roles for POC in TV and film and now specifically on Dunham’s latest effort, Girls, I found this article to most succinctly “get it” on the race front.  It’s not about throwing mud in the face of a woman who is at the helm of her own show, but holding such a “pioneering” show accountable and part of the larger issue/discussion when it comes to the lack of non-stereotyped and varied roles for POC in TV and film.    

I will say that I was very excited for Girls.  While watching the first episode, I definitely got all the ironic jokes, but just wasn’t laughing last Sunday.  I don’t know if it was my over-identification on some fronts and feeling uneasy looking in the mirror of my own missteps post-grad (I’m guilty of saying the whole McDonalds/college educated comment before), but I just couldn’t empathize or find humor in the characters ballooned entitlement.  But that’s supposed to be part of the humor of the show, right?

Sometimes it’s hard to judge an entire show based on 20 minutes, so I’ll give it another try.  Thoughts?   

April 10, 2012

COMING SOON

Girl In Progress (2011)  Director by Patricia Riggen

As single mom Grace juggles work, bills, and her affair with a married doctor, her daughter, Ansiedad, plots a shortcut to adulthood after finding inspiration in the coming-of-age stories she’s reading for school. - IMDB

Hilarious trailer.  Hoping the feature is just as endearing as the trailer and doesn’t try to tie the story up in a pretty bow.


April 10, 2012
FILM/TV INDUSTRY SURVEY - aka help me finish this research paper so i can graduate

puzzled-panther:

so i’m doing a paper on black women and behind-the-scenes representation in the film industry and need some folks who are in some way involved in the industry (you can be a student or an actor or a production assistant or a person that sits at home alone and edits their own short films or whatever, just as long as you are ‘a part’ of the whole thing) to fill out this survey.

Here’s the link!

Thanks ya’ll!

(Source: puzzledpantherrr)

April 10, 2012
That's Not Who I Am: Calling Out and Challenging Stereotypes of Asian Americans

Great article/essay with a personal and historical context given for the continued limited, 1-dimensional & oftentimes outright stereotyped portrayals of Asian Americans in film and TV.  

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