Violent Women: The Roundup


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

‘Salt’: A Refreshing Genderless Lens


Violent films with a female at their center tend to be viewed differently than violent films with a male lead. When a woman is in this role, it’s controversial. When a man is in the same type of role, it’s a part of who he is as a human being. We’ve become numb to the violence that men engage in onscreen. As a result, we don’t criticize it like we do when a woman is engaging in it.

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

Helen Mirren: ‘I Want to play Hamlet!’ from The Guardian The general media obsession with Mirren’s sex life has been replaced these days by a kind of awe, no less misogynistic, that a woman in her 60s can look attractive and happy. At 65, Mirren is adored and venerated; if it’s true that, after being […]