On this Female Filmmaker Friday, our friend from Frankfurt and FemFilmFans contributor Sabrina Vetter has tackled the topic of motherhood in the latest edition to the Stars Wars universe: Andor. Whether or not you follow the franchise fanatically or find the original trilogy more than enough, Sabrina's look at mothers, specifically Fiona Shaw's and Kathryn Hunter's portrayals of them, provides a thoughtful reflection on how different motherhood may look, depending on the son and overall situation in which the mother finds herself. Enjoy the article and let us know what you think! Don't forget to share the article other FemFilmFans! (I also lost count of how many "f" sounds I peppered throughout this intro, but know, it *is* intentional)
August 4, 2020
Were you a Britney Spears fan? Or were you more into Lindsay Lohan? What about Junie Spoons? Never heard of her? Well, we think you should. Junie Spoons is a child pop star who fulfills all the Britney-Lindsay-and-co. clichés - the sex tape, the drugs and alcohol, the fall from grace, the days in court - but in a way you've never seen it before.
Nicole Brending's scathing feminist mockumentary might be obscene, but so is the way we continue to treat women. Oops, we did it again? Not good enough. The misogynistic eradication of female subjectivity in American pop culture is one of the many ways women have historically been chewed up and spit out for the pleasure, obsession and bewilderment of all. Brending shows the folly in this in a film that definitely won't leave you cold. Click on the button above to read Christina's review of Dollhouse.