Oz The Great And Powerful

The Ten Most-Read Posts from March 2013

Did you miss these popular posts on Bitch Flicks? If so, here’s your chance to catch up. “Stoker: The Creepiest Coming-of-Age Tale I’ve Ever Seen” by Stephanie Rogers “Shut Up and Sing: The Dixie Chicks Controversy Ten Years Later” by Kerri French “Clueless: Way Existential” by Robin Hitchcock “Female Empowerment, a Critique of Patriarchy … Is […]

No, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful,’ We Don’t Need More Male-Centric Fairy Tales

Written by Megan Kearns. After seeing Oz the Great and Powerful, I was annoyed. And angry. Everything in the film revolves around one dude: James Franco as Oscar Diggs aka Oz. Bleh. It’s a patriarchal dream come true. Women in the film fawn over Oz, swoon over him, make googly eyes at him, get enraged […]

Guest Writer Wednesday: ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Rekindles the Notion that Women Are Wicked

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Guest post written by Natalie Wilson. Originally published at Ms. Magazine blog . Cross-posted with permission. Dorothy Gale—the girl who went to Oz—has been called the first true feminist hero in American children’s literature. Indeed, she was condemned by many readers, including children’s librarians, for daring to have opinions […]

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Oz the Great and Powerful Rekindles the Notion that Women are Wicked by Natalie Wilson via Ms. What ‘Oz’ Owes to Early Radical Feminism by Michelle Dean via The Nation Why ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Is A Major Step Back For Witches and Women by Elisabeth Rappe via Film.com Where Were White Feminists Speaking […]

The Oz Series & The Power of Women

By Myrna Waldron Oz: The Great and Powerful Poster (Source: firstshowing.net) Today, I’m going to rant about a film that hasn’t even come out yet. Most of you are probably aware that a prequel to The Wizard of Oz entitled Oz The Great and Powerful will be coming out this spring. James Franco has reunited […]