Tag: feminism

Female Representation in Indian Film

Kangana Ranaut’s “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” is the first female-led Bollywood film to earn over Rs100 crore. Anushka Sharma’s “NH10” and Deepika Padukone’s “Piku” also did well at the Indian box office. However, women remain […]

100 Women: How Hollywood fails women on screen

Fewer than half of the 89 films named best picture at the Oscars have passed a common measure of on-screen female representation known as the Bechdel Test. A movie passes the Bechdel Test if there […]

Awards and Representation

This past weekend saw the 90th Academy Awards here in the States. It was pretty exciting in a few ways: for the first time, a black man (or black person at all) won best screenplay. […]

Pad Man (2018)

Men, and the society they run, usually only care about women’s bodies when it benefits them: Sex. Pregnancy. Household labor. But not their overall health, their care, their desires. When women push for change, they […]

Where is Mom? Motherhood in Contemporary Bollywood Movies

My mother introduced me to film, both Hollywood and Bollywood. She patiently sat through countless terrible children’s movies, she slowly introduced me to good cinema. She insisted on staying through the credits. Ma loved pop […]

Review: Beyond Bollywood (2013)

The documentary Beyond Bollywood provides a brief look at the lives of people who help make the film industry run. Pooja is a backup dancer who aspires to more. Harry is a white Australian who […]

“The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 100, 250, and 500 Films of 2017”

In 2017, women comprised 18% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films. This represents an increase of 1 percentage point from 17% in 2016 […]