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Top 10 ‘Bitch Flicks’ Articles Written in 2016

Bitch Flicks Top 10 Posts of 2016

Here are our top 10 most popular articles written in 2016.

‘Supernatural’s Scariest Monster: Bisexual Erasure

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I won’t spend too much time trying to convince you that one of the main characters, Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles), is bisexual — or would be, if the writers and producers would allow him to be — and that the show is queerbaiting. … What I am arguing is that queer people do not need a character’s sexuality to be canonized in order to identify with that character and recognize literary tropes that are generally used to align characters with queerness.

Fangirls, It’s Time to #AskForMore

Fangirls and TV shows

In the battle to address the staggering gender gap in women directing for film and television, there is one huge untapped resource — the passion and organizing power of fangirls.

The Allure of the Female Ghost in ‘Ringu’

Reiko and Ryuji mean business

Horror. It’s a genre that ignites different reactions: excitement, disgust, fear or indifference. Who would have thought that an inanimate object – and the female ghost that comes with it (free of charge) – could be so frightening? The enigma of the monstrous female can be found throughout history in literature, movies, and contemporary pop-culture. An array of female monsters are waddling around in our hazy pop-culture memories. Think of the witch, vampire, psychopath, and the scorned ghost. The term “ghost girl” has now even levitated itself to our cultural lexicon.

Not Exactly the New ‘Buffy’: The Many Failings of ‘Supernatural’

On the upside, they're really really pretty

The simplistic machismo of ‘Supernatural’ is particularly frustrating because there is so much potential for the show to challenge the norms of conventional masculinity – and yet it just doesn’t.