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From a Saudi Arabian female filmmaker to loving your body to privilege–check out what we’ve been reading about this week! What have you been reading/writing this week? Tell us in the comments!

The Golden Age of Television: Boys Only

Written by Rachel Redfern The rise of the anti-hero has most TV and media reviewers heralding the past ten years as revolutionary, a “golden age of television.” And I think it’s true, great television seems to be popping out of the seams of my TV and an ever-expanding “To Watch” list on my desk. In […]

The Best of 2012 (I think)

Written by Rachel Redfern. New York Times film reviewer A.O. Scott said that 2012 was a year of Hollywood heroine worship, and he lists some fabulous movies with strong and unique female characters. In a similar spirit I’d like to promote my top (female-centered) film and TV show of 2012. While Turn Me On, Dammit […]

Women in Politics Week: The Roundup

A Lady Lonely at the Top: High School Politics Take an Ugly Turn in ‘Election’ by Carleen Tibbets Election, the 1999 film directed by Alexander Payne and based on the novel by Tom Perotta, chronicles type A personality Tracy Flick’s (Reese Witherspoon) quest to become student body president and the unraveling of her social sciences […]

Women in Politics Week: Homeland’s Carrie Mathison

To quote The Awl’s headline from December 2, 2011, Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison is a woman on the verge of a nervous breakthrough.  Carrie Mathison burst onto our television screens in October of 2011 as the central narrator to Showtime’s superbly riveting political thriller, Homeland. Based on Israel’s Prisoners of War and driven by […]

Women in Politics Week: ‘Homeland’s Carrie Mathison: A Pulsing Beat of Jazz and ‘Crazy Genius’

Carrie Mathison, a haunted yet brilliant CIA analyst This post, by Leigh Kolb, first appeared at Bitch Flicks on October 10, 2012. Warning: spoilers ahead! I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.— Billie Holiday In the pilot episode of Homeland, Carrie […]

‘Homeland’s Carrie Mathison: A Pulsing Beat of Jazz and ‘Crazy Genius’

Carrie Mathison, a haunted yet brilliant CIA analyst. Warning: spoilers ahead! “I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.”  — Billie Holiday In the pilot episode of Homeland, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), hurries back to her Washington D.C. apartment after a night […]

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

Stephanie‘s Picks: Angela Davis On “Free Angela & All Political Prisoners” by Livia Bloom via Filmmaker Magazine A Reaction to the Backlash Against Mindy Kaling by Nisha Chittal via Racialicious Adventures in Feministory: Filmmaker Lourdes Portillo by Kjerstin Johnson via Bitch Magazine Barry Norman Accused of Sexism After Branding Julia Roberts: “Every Man’s Dream Hooker” […]