We Need to Talk About Kevin

Bad Mothers: The Roundup

Mommie Dearest

Check out all of the posts from our Bad Mothers Theme Week here.

‘We Need to Talk about Kevin’s Abject Mother

The poster for "We Need to Talk about Kevin"

The film relocates the fears surrounding motherhood away from the patriarchal fears of abjection to the female and feminist fears of fulfillment.

Seed & Spark: The Bad Mamas of Contemporary Cinema

Badass mom warrior Patricia Arquette in Boyhood

This is not an article that will chronicle empty mother characters. This is for all the badass mamas out there—the honest mother roles that women have nailed. Hopefully this will present a case for why we need a million more. Here’s to the female characters who have outlived the digital revolution and will continue to. Characters that live with us and remain faulted heroes. And here’s to the women who made them so electric.

Classic Literature Film Adaptations Week: ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’

Official movie poster for We Need to Talk About Kevin This is a guest post by Amanda Lyons and is cross-posted with permission from her blog Mrs Meow Says. You know how I said in my review of Into the Wild that it was one of the most recent books I’ve read that disturbed me? […]