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Movie Looks: Girls Just Want to Have Fun

NETFLIX IS BACK IN MY LIFE. I finally have time to sit down with my true love, Netflix, and catch up on all the ridiculous things that have been added since I last had a chance to sit down and binge watch. Girls Just Want to Have Fun is on Netflix, everyone!

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Humor

Tips for Being a Back-Up Bridesmaid

I’ve never been a bridesmaid before this past weekend. In fact, I realized pretty late in the process that my entire knowledge of most mainstream, traditional, Christian weddings (and most other things) is from movies.

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Feminist Bollywood: Chennai Express

Education, desire, and intelligence don’t matter. Violence does.

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In Defence of Imperfection

Last weekend’s New York Times Magazine featured a funny, insightful, self-deprecating piece by Carina Chocano, in which she discussed one of my favourite hopeless clichés – the Strong Female Character: “Strong female character” is one of those shorthand memes that has leached into the cultural groundwater and spawned all kinds of cinematic clichés: alpha professionals […]

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I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends – Bridesmaids Review

“Why can’t you just be happy for me, and then go home and talk about me behind your back like a normal person?”

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Friendship, “Sistermance,” and Female Comedy

I’m really excited about Bridesmaids (2011). The upcoming comedy is the story of Annie (Kristen Wiig), a thirty-something woman, dissatisfied with her life. Her bakery has failed, she’s $40,000 in debt, and lives with a “weirdo” roommate. Suddenly, her best friend is engaged, and she’s faced with the responsibility of being her maid of honour.