Women held more movie-production jobs between 1930 and 1950 than now, even after the studio system had shunted women out of the directorial chairs they occupied during the silent era. As soon as the lure of money, power, and control come into the equation, a profession becomes more "masculinized"
It is a rare moment on television to see two adult women bonding without any conflict, as they admit to each other that they both needed a female friend and had been lonely without one
Ola starts having sex dreams about Lily replacing Otis. She runs to Lily's house and kisses her. Thanks to Dr. Jean guiding her in one of her "vagina sessions" for women and the nifty little dildo Jean gifts, Mrs. Groff finally rediscovers her vagina. However, Adam is still in denial about being gay
Jakob, in some ways, exploded into her life and now his detritus is all over control freak Jean's house and she is not quite sure she likes it. When Remi, Jean Millburn's ex-husband and her one-time collaborator, turns up unannounced to spend time with Otis, Jean's love life gets messy as well
Otis's mom is now in school trying to get students to talk to her about their sex ed needs. She still doesn't know of course that Otis is the "sex kid" or as Eric calls him "Sex Wizard" who is in direct competition with her
While Jackson struggles with the pressure of being the perfect kid, Fiona becomes a victim of slut-shaming and poor sex education.
Otis finally figures out how to improve his under-the-panties technique while Mr Hendricks figures out that "Baba Ganoush" can be just as sexy as "dirty b***h" when it comes to pillow talk.
The unacceptable casualty of bad corporate deal-making has been 'Anne with an E', a female-centric show in a TV landscape that has very few such offerings with a global following
Army medics, who have vowed to save lives, are also trained to be soldiers. It is this dichotomy that plays out in Episode 1, especially when the protagonists of the show interact with local villagers who are caught in the war zone with no place to hide or escape
The soldiers and the medics on the base all seem to be hustling to earn some extra cash -- from Instagram modeling for firearm manufacturers to betting on bare-knuckle boxing matches to smuggling carpets to exchanging just-expired medicines for hashish
'Miracle Workers', in its second season, is trying to do for comedy what 'American Horror Story' did for horror, by featuring the same cast in different roles in a completely fresh story set in the Dark Ages
The first two episodes set the stage for the 'new pope' played by John Malkovich as the moderate leader who the cardinals believe will bring back stability
A Gen Y kid, Eilish is well aware of how female stars are sexualized and this is why she shrouded herself in baggy clothes and an androgynous look to protect herself
Andrew Davies' adaptation brings the conversations about money, investments, and inheritances to the forefront and keeps the rituals of etiquette and costumes as window dressing
How many talented male actors need to walk up to a powerful woman director and say, "What do I have to do to get in your film"? And how many women actresses are forced to do it because "that's the way the world works"?
For Moffat-Gatiss, men are not dangerous, just misunderstood little boys, who have fears, and long to be understood by women like Agatha, a figure who is part-mother and part-lover
This season will see a new character on the show called Prince Caliban played by Sam Corlett. Not much is known about the character except for the fact that he is royalty in Hell and an antagonist, who Sabrina punches in the video
Since its main characters are in the war as doctors, they are battle adjacent and mostly stick to the relative security of the army base but also venture out and interact with locals and run lucrative side deals from the base. But death and war form the merciless and constant backdrop
Not only does Doug Bennington turn out to be a rotten apple, Alex, her late husband whose death she has been grieving about since episode 1 turns out to be a child molester
It is understandable why Lizzo would want to take a break from all the negativity because persistent hate can take a toll. Since she had taken such an anti-body shaming stance, her decision to quit Twitter becomes a defacto win for trolls
The writer, who inspired a slew of confessional writers and helped mainstream conversations about depression, died in Manhattan after a long battle with cancer
Ron Howard, in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video, has already said it will be an "honest, realistic look at a US medical team in Afghanistan" embracing "the look, the grit, the feel" of the realities of war, despite being billed as a comedy
By all accounts, 2019 has been great for show's branding themselves as "feminist", targetting all demographics from 'Fleabag' to 'Mrs Fletcher to 'Dollface'. Join Slutsky and Bitchin', who provide a no-holds-barred weekly feminist take on pop culture and media.
Fans have been actively petitioning Netflix for season 4. After crossing 2 million tweets in the earlier #SaveAnnewithanE campaign in November just after the cancellation announcement, #AnnewithanE trended again on January 3 after the Season 3 launch
The performances were to be staged in Houston, Nashville, and New Orleans at the end of February. Ticket holders have been offered refunds and the band has no plans to reschedule these canceled shows
The novel, now a limited TV series, also has the first (and last) black character who is an heiress, the ward of the novel's hero Sidney Parker, who loathes slavery
Facinelli of 'Twilight' fame proposed to Harrison while they were enjoying a romantic beach dinner at the Estrella Del Mar Beach and Golf Resort. Harrison's engagement ring features a pear-shaped diamond and a gold band
The humor utilizes Laurie's ability to play the straight man foil to the increasingly bizarre environment onboard the ship, further complicated by his underlings, bosses and the ship's tourists
Jess Savage has to take on investigating her former boss Doug after he kills a Maori man he claims was out to rob him, even as she battles morphine withdrawal and takes care of her pregnant daughter
The popular author's tweet reviewing the film was positive, but he had criticized the film's feminist 'thrusts' as too modern for the movie's setting and time period.
41-year-old Juan Moreno had gotten out of his burning home. However, he raced back in when he realized that 4-year-old Janessa, 8-year-old Isaac and 12-year-old Maria were still inside the house
In an op-ed piece, editor-in-chief of the magazine, Mark Galli, wrote: "His Twitter feed alone — with its habitual string of mischaracterizations, lies, and slanders — is a near-perfect example of a human being who is morally lost and confused"
Tragedy marred Debbie Reynolds' last Christmas when daughter Carrie Fisher, who was to be home for the holidays, died on December 27. Debbie Reynolds died one day later on December 28
Kim Kardashian West had previously said she hated the 'vampire facial' procedure while admitting that "Kourtney is a huge fan"
The troll called him "gay" for wearing a helmet at a 1991 event, a mandatory safety regulation at the time. Hawk was quick to point out that it was a homophobic slur
Capitalizing on the concerns around the "feminization" effect of soy products, the doctor said the meatless burger contains 18 million times more estrogen than a beef Whopper burger
Beckham turkey-carving fail was watched by a chef in the background in the Beckham's manor kitchen in the now-deleted Instagram video
The singer-actress received the honor for her contributions to cancer research and awareness as well as her achievements in the entertainment industry
This move by one of the country's biggest school districts is in response to rising student activism and to encourage 'civic engagement activities'
The fake "Free Shit" Bernie Sanders sign refers to Sanders' campaign promising to give additional government support to voters through schemes like Medicare for All and by canceling all student loan debt
Billie Lourd sings a song in her late mother's bathtub and posts the video on Instagram to mark late Carrie Fisher's third death anniversary
An unidentified police source says Susan Smith is a "tortured soul" and "the holidays fill her with guilt and regret"
The universe of Stephen King's works is set to invade the TV landscape as the author's books and short stories, old and new, are being adapted after the success of other King-inspired work like 'Castle Rock'
Given that Alcott (who never married) modeled Jo on herself, there is a basis for a queer interpretation of Jo's character. But it is a theme that has never been explored in any adaptation till date.
'The Morning Show' feels like it is, for once, about real (and flawed) people caught in seismic cultural shifts in the wake of #MeToo, hurriedly calibrating their notions of right and wrong and catching up with the newly reset cultural norms.
As another girl turns up dead and the police find Chelsea Lee's body in the ocean, Jess Savage has to confront the fear that her daughter has gone missing too and is in the clutches of the killer.
How do you negotiate being the woman you want to be in the context of other women, rather than men? It is the question that Greta Gerwig's 'redemption' of Amy brings to the surface unlike the original novel or subsequent cinematic adaptations.
When you have parents like Lyra's who needs enemies? In the latest episode, Lyra loses her friend Roger Parlow after being betrayed by her father not long after she has been betrayed by her mother.
Part 2 reveals the twist that Sam Esmail had left breadcrumbs for since Season 1 as the Elliot Alderson who we've come to know is revealed to be the fourth alter, the "Mastermind", who has been in control of the "host" body since the show began
Elliot 1 is both envious and disbelieving when he explores his doubles' perfect life, surrounded by family and friends. The promise of a loving Angela, telling him she loves him, is enough to drive him to kill Elliot 2 so that he can take his place in the new perfect world.
Smita M has a Masters in Cultural Studies. She has worked in print and digital newsrooms in India and Nepal, writing on culture, politics, social trends, health, and lifestyle.