Tag: TV

Backlight: Women In the Director’s Chair

Seeing Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman turn into a huge commercial success is a special kind of schadenfreude. Superhero and other popcorn action films have been been particularly resistant to give female directors a chance, even while allowing mediocre white men to fail upwards, from mild indie successes to headlining major franchises. But it’s too easy…

Backlight: Your Movie and TV News Roundup

Whew it’s been…a week. Joss Whedon, Hypocrite Preaching Feminist Ideals On Sunday Kai Cole, the ex-wife of Joss Whedon, wrote a scalding essay about Whedon’s multiple affairs with both fans and actresses. “I now see how he used his relationship with me as a shield, both during and after our marriage, so no one would…

Backlight: Your Movie and TV News Roundup

Content warning: sexual abuse This week in film and TV was a bit of a rollercoaster. We’ve seen a flurry of activity around projects led by female creators and creators of colour, but we’ve also had some disheartening news about the state of discrimination and abuse within the industry. Remember to support your favourite creators…

DC Conquers TV at #SDCC2017

If you turn on the CW at any point during the week now, there’s a good chance you’ll be seeing a show based on a DC Comics character. In a craze that started with Arrow in 2012, DC Comics has a slew of shows all over your television. On the CW alone we have Arrow,…

Jodie Whittaker as BBC's Doctor Who

A TARDIS Full of Coats: Why Queer Women are Already Costuming the First Female Doctor

Even before Jodie Whittaker pushed back Peter Capaldi’s hood to reveal herself as the first woman actor to play the Doctor, Doctor Who’s female and non-binary fans–especially those whose gender expression tacks masculine-of-centre–were already watching odds shorten on Peter Capaldi’s replacement being a different gender … and skipping ahead to what style and costume will…

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