Snow White and the Huntsman

Older Women Week: Charlize Theron: Too Hot to Be Wicked?

Film poster for Snow White and the Huntsman This is a guest post by Katherine Newstead. When I first heard that Charlize Theron was going to play The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Huntsman (Sanders, 2012) I thought this was completely ridiculous; Theron is way too young and, frankly, way too hot. However, […]

2013 Oscar Week: Matriarchal Impositions of Beauty in Snow White and the Huntsman

Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron star in Snow White and the Huntsman Guest post written by Carleen Tibbetts. Despite the various twists on the classic fairy tale, there is a definite constant in Snow White: women are their own worse enemies. The storyline is essentially the same: jealous, vain stepmother wants to oust stepdaughter who […]

2013 Oscar Week: Matriarchal Impositions of Beauty in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron star in Snow White and the Huntsman Guest post written by Carleen Tibbetts. Despite the various twists on the classic fairy tale, there is a definite constant in Snow White: women are their own worse enemies. The storyline is essentially the same: jealous, vain stepmother wants to oust stepdaughter who […]

Guest Writer Wednesday: The Princess Archetype In The Movies

The Hunger Games poster, Brave poster, Snow White and the Huntsman poster Guest post written by Laura A. Shamas. Originally published at Women and Hollywood, cross-posted with permission. What kind of “princess” is better off in the woods than at home? A princess who is more like the archetype of Artemis than of Aphrodite. In […]

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

Stephanie‘s Picks: Christina Hendricks Talks Joan, Feminism, and Bitches in The Hollywood Reporter by Kelsey Wallace for Bitch Magazine Is There a Male Equivalent to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl? by Elisabeth Rappe for Film Emma Cowing: The Brave New World of Movie Feminism for Scotsman ‘Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding’: Finally, a Film Gets New […]

Guest Writer Wednesday: A Feminist Review of ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Guest post written by Rachel Redfern originally published at Not Another Wave. Cross-posted with permission. The fairy tale redux is the latest vogue in Hollywood and poor Snow White has been remixed and redone twice in the past year. I didn’t see the Julia Roberts and Nathan Lane adaptation, about which I heard unpleasant things […]

Bitch Flicks’ Weekly Picks

Stephanie‘s Picks: That’s My Boy — The Adam Sandler Film Switched at Birth by Stuart Heritage for The Guardian Film Corner! [a commentary on Snow White and the Huntsman] by Melissa McEwan from Shakesville Janet Jackson to Produce Transgender Documentary, ‘Truth’ from The Daily News

Guest Writer Wednesday: Happily Never After: The Sad (and Sexist?) Rush to Cast Some of Our Most Promising Young Actresses as Fairy Tale Princesses

Kristen Stewart as Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman This guest post written by Scott Mendelson was originally published July 2011 at Mendelson’s Memos. Cross-posted with permission. There were a few interesting articles written over the last several months about the unusual amount of ass-kicking (or at least take-charge) young female roles being […]

Women-Centric Films That Opened Friday, May 25 and Opening Friday, June 1

There aren’t many female-centric films that opened last Friday (only one…boo) or coming out this Friday. But I’m so excited to FINALLY see Snow White and the Huntsman.  Now, that might surprise some of you, considering I complained that this version of the Snow White story, no matter how much of a badass action-fantasy retelling, […]

Guest Writer Wednesday: Snow White and the Huntsman: A Better Role Model?

Snow White’s beautifully coiffed hair, blue, red, and gold gown, and seven trusty sidekicks all have made her one of Disney’s most recognizable princesses. But, is she worthy of the adoration of many young girls worldwide? Many people have argued that no, she is not a good role model, due to her passive nature (“Someday, […]

Trailers for ‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ and ‘Mirror, Mirror’ Perpetuate Stereotypes of Women, Beauty & Aging and Pit Women Against Each Other

Charlize Theron as Queen Ravenna and Kristen Stewart as Snow White in ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Woman obsessed with aging fights her fading beauty. Older woman jealous of  younger woman. Younger woman rescued by a prince. Yep, it’s a tale as old as time that Hollywood keeps churning out. With fairy tales ingrained in […]