The Lady

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: ‘The Lady’ Makes the Personal Political

The Lady (2012) This post by Jarrah Hodge previously appeared at Bitch Flicks on May 2, 2012, and is cross-posted with permission from Gender Focus. French Director Luc Besson’s new biopic The Lady is a moving portrait of the life of Burmese activist and political leader Aung San Suu Kyi. However, for a movie that […]

Women in Politics Week: ‘The Lady’ vs. ‘The Iron Lady’: Who Gets the Vote?

Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady Meryl Streep as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady   Guest post written by Candice Frederick. Originally published at Reel Talk. Cross-posted with permission. While a few men duke it out to take control at the White House later this year, let’s take […]

Guest Writer Wednesday: ‘The Lady’ Makes the Personal Political

Movie poster for The Lady This piece by Jarrah Hodge is cross-posted with permission from her blog Gender Focus. French Director Luc Besson’s new biopic The Lady is a moving portrait of the life of Burmese activist and political leader Aung San Suu Kyi. However, for a movie that clearly has a political goal (to […]