What a year 2020 has been. No, I won't go into it, because you already have heard it all, but one thing you might not have heard is: I (Christina) am pregnant! I want to share this news with my FemFilmFam because it was part of my decision to put FemFilmFans on ice for a while. Perhaps I will start it up again, but for now, I have many other things on which to focus.
In the meantime, and seeing as though it is December, I wanted to feature our past contributor Marina's Christmas movie review series entitled "The Cringe".
Click on Billy Nighy and his rockin' Christmas babes to be redirected to her review of Love Actually! (the other reviews are archived in December 2018)
August 12, 2020
For Women in Film Wednesday, we'd like to share Christina's interview with cinematographer, burlesque dancer and general bad ass Marie Ilene!
Back in April we reviewed the documentary Bombshells and Dollies (see below or click the link to read it) and had the pleasure of speaking with Marie. She shared with us highlights from her career in film, her connection to the rockabilly-pin up scene, her views on body positivity and feminism, discussed her burlesque dancing, and much more.
Click on the button above to read the interview. We think you're in for a real treat!
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.
April 29, 2020
Bombshells and Dollies is a must-see documentary for those who want to watch an empowering, body positive story about women, told (mostly) by women!
Join us for a trip to Las Vegas with a modern take on 50s style and culture. The clothes! The hair! The make-up! The music! The empowered, bad ass pinups expressing their style and their bodies as they see fit!
Click on the film poster to read Christina’s review of the story of 12 pinups at one of the coolest inner and outer beauty contests in the world! Also featuring insights from cinematographer Marie Ilene.