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Women Directors Week: The Roundup

Women Directors Week The Roundup

Check out all of the posts from our Women Directors Theme Week here.

Vintage Viewing: Alice Guy-Blaché, Gender-Bending Pioneer

Alice Guy-Blaché

When was the last time we watched vintage female-authored films and discussed their art or meaning? Bitch Flicks presents Vintage Viewing — a monthly feature for viewing and discussing the films of cinema’s female pioneers. Where better to start than history’s first film director, Alice Guy-Blaché?

Vintage Viewing: Alice Guy, Gender-Bending Pioneer

Alice Guy: she's the man

‘Bitch Flicks’ presents Vintage Viewing – a monthly feature for viewing and discussing the films of cinema’s female pioneers. Where better to start than history’s first film director, Alice Guy?

“Smurfette Syndrome”: The Incredible True Story of How Women Created Modern Comedy Without Being Funny

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Far more than a common trend in cartoons and superhero teams, the Smurfette Principle is an ingrained interpretative framework that limits female achievement to a model for male imitation, rather than an argument for female inclusion. In comedy, “Smurfette Syndrome” is a bias that asks whether individual women are “as funny as men,” rather than assessing women’s collective contribution as creators of comedy genres.

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

‘Big Love’ Finale: Even Mormon Polygamists Fight About Gender Politics from The Atlantic: Each of the wives deals with the different schools of thought within feminism in ways that roughly align with their ages. The three tell the generational story of feminism, albeit in broad and heavily stereotyped ways. What’s interesting about the expressions of […]