Heroines

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18 Lionhearted Heroines in Film and Television

Stephanie (Marion Cotillard) from Rust and Bone, directed by Jacques Audiard (2012)

These 18 Lionhearted Heroines in literature, television, and film echo Bullet’s spirit in their own unique ways–possessing faith, valuing friendship, and experiencing unrequited love or loving and expecting nothing in return–as portrayed by the “perfectly imperfect” actresses who embody them.
In the spirit of Bullet, the quintessential Lionhearted Girl, these 18 Lionhearted Heroines each embody the same steadfast strength and selflessness that Bullet possessed.

2013 Oscar Week: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’: Deluge Myths

Quvenzhane Wallis as Hushpuppy in Beasts of the Southern Wild  Guest post written by Laura A. Shamas, Ph.D. Warning: spoilers ahead! With the Oscar season in full swing, many of the nominated films released in 2012 are in the spotlight again. Beasts of the Southern Wild is nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Actress, Best […]

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

Amber‘s Picks: Hollywood’s Year of Heroine Worship by A.O. Scott via The New York Times Oscars and casting: Hollywood insiders discuss diversity by Solvej Schou via Entertainment Weekly30 Lessons We Learned From Amy Poehler in 2012 by Krutika Mallikarjuna via Buzzfeed Megan‘s Picks: 7 Ways Women and Girls are Sexualized, Stereotyped and Underrepresented On Screen by Dana Liebelson […]

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

Film Corner! Review of Delhi Belly from Shakesville  The Hermione Granger Series: Feminist Criticism of Feminist Criticism from The Funny Feminist Stop With the Twi-Hate Already (Thoughts on Comic-Con and Twilight Boycotting) from Seduced By TwilightGirls on Film: Comic Con’s Push for Geeks, Heroines, and Women-Driven Discussion from Movies.com Arranged: Life in Left Field from Dancing […]

Guest Writer Wednesday: Girl Power in Sucker Punch, Hanna, and Winter’s Bone

This guest post by Marina DelVecchio also appears at Marinagraphy.  In the past year, directors have been trying to feed our womanist pangs for more girl power in films. At least this is how I see the trend. Because as a woman and a mother, I want to see movies that represent my gender as […]