Horror is often categorized as a very masculine genre, both in film and literature. Conventional wisdom in this case manages to be both wrong and right at the same time. Studies have found that audiences for horror films tend to be about 50% women. The number of women producing, directing, and writing horror -—well, that reflects the larger Hollywood picture, where women in these roles remain a minority. Read More 31 Days of Halloween, Day 11 — 5 Horror Movies Directed by Women
To the surprise of no one except the upper-middle class white guys aged 25-35 who thought that The Social Network was speaking directly to them, The King’s Speech walked away with the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday night. This was clearly a win for England, a win for classic filmmaking and, of course, a win for the always dapper Colin Firth. But was it a win for women? Read More But Is The King’s Speech Good For Women?