Panning Out: What the Bertolucci Rape Controversy Tells Us About Men and Gods

I’ve been a little bit frustrated this week. Sunday morning—or was it Saturday?—I awoke to my Facebook feed filled with shock and upset over a resurfaced news item in which filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci confirmed his role in a sex scene involving actors Maria Schneider and Marlon Brando during the filming of Last Tango in Paris … More Panning Out: What the Bertolucci Rape Controversy Tells Us About Men and Gods

Othered Things: Fanboy Filmmaking and Their Strange Women

Okay, so obviously we all like and appreciate Winona Ryder. That’s assumed. We’re all beyond thrilled she’s back, or, if that’s an objectionable phrasing, then we’re at least happy she’s here. When I first pressed play and began my own journey into the new sci-fi series Stranger Things on Netflix, her name took me completely … More Othered Things: Fanboy Filmmaking and Their Strange Women

Beyond Ghostbusters: How Gender Reboots Perpetuate Hollywood’s Sexism and What We Should Do About It

When our understanding of gender reboots depends on the flawed interpretation of man as originator and woman as imitator, viewers are left with little more than a contemporary spin on the creation myth. … More Beyond Ghostbusters: How Gender Reboots Perpetuate Hollywood’s Sexism and What We Should Do About It

TALK TO THE INTERNET: Courtney Holschuh (Director and Cinematographer)

In ‘Talk To The Internet’, we ask one internet sensation questions to find out their loves, hates and their dream casts in the world of film. Courtney Holschuh is a film maker, librarian, and stand-up comedian from Huntington, WV. She has filmed everything from puppets to musicians, and puppet musicians. She is a part of the … More TALK TO THE INTERNET: Courtney Holschuh (Director and Cinematographer)

INTRODUCING: Lesbian Tropes and Where to Find Them

Source: Lesbian Tropes and where to find them: An Introduction What was the first movie you ever saw to feature a lesbian character? I’m not sure what mine was—I know as a kid I shipped Miss Honey and Matilda, but I’m not convinced that qualifies. Lesbian movies are hard to come by, and realistic portrayals … More INTRODUCING: Lesbian Tropes and Where to Find Them

**CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**

ATTN MIDWEST LESBIANS CNCPT/LSBN is seeking lesbian voices for its first publication. This print publication will cover a broad variety of subjects including film, art, music, philosophy, culture, news, activism, lifestyle, and health. CNCPT/LSBN is looking for submissions from individuals born or currently located in the Midwest, but will consider work submitted from those outside … More **CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS**

How Collective Self Love Effects Radical Change

(Source: HOW COLLECTIVE SELF-LOVE EFFECTS RADICAL CHANGE – Zusterschap Collective) Self love can be a tricky concept. Honestly, I’m not always sure how I feel about it, but then again – no I don’t want to think of the ‘then again.’ Do I love myself? Is loving oneself an essential part of life? Probably. It … More How Collective Self Love Effects Radical Change

Goodbye Patty Duke: On Mother-Daughter Memories, Mental Health, and Goofy Teen Haircuts

As a pathologically uncool teenager, I would take two pictures with me whenever I got my hair cut. I’d keep these pictures tucked away in my bag until my hairdresser would ask if I had a style in mind. The first picture I’d pull out was invariably of Julianne Moore. Didn’t matter what movie it … More Goodbye Patty Duke: On Mother-Daughter Memories, Mental Health, and Goofy Teen Haircuts

INTERVIEW- Elisabeth Subrin: On female identity and funding a vision

Source: INTERVIEW- Elisabeth Subrin: On female identity and funding a vision It’s been a long road for filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin. After decades as a video and installation artist and experimental filmmaker creating works on the subjects of memory, history, and subjectivity, she completed her first feature film, A Woman, A Part, which had its premiere … More INTERVIEW- Elisabeth Subrin: On female identity and funding a vision

On Knowing and Being: A Coming Out Story

When I first came out to my friends and family, I used a lot of language I know I wouldn’t use now. “I’m in love with the person”, “We’re all the same”, and so on. For a long time after that I was angry with myself for saying these things, especially to my mom. It had only confused her, I thought–and it wasn’t even how I felt anymore. Sure, I’m in love with the person, but the person is a woman. I love women. … More On Knowing and Being: A Coming Out Story

Oscar’s Got Issues: An Overview of the 88th Academy Awards| Love IT! EVV Magazine

SOURCE:    Oscar’s Got Issues: An Overview of the 88th Academy Awards| Love IT! EVV Magazine Back in 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences doubled its allotted Best Picture nominees from five to ten. This move was meant to hearken back to the early days of Oscar, as well as make space for … More Oscar’s Got Issues: An Overview of the 88th Academy Awards| Love IT! EVV Magazine

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Reeder, director of ‘A Million Miles Away’

Source: INTERVIEW: Jennifer Reeder, director of ‘A Million Miles Away’ “It’s like if John Hughes and David Lynch went on a date–but they were women.” This is how filmmaker Jennifer Reeder describes her 2014 short film, A Million Miles Away. The film is a curious blend of surrealism and self-consciousness, and it’s as thoughtful as … More INTERVIEW: Jennifer Reeder, director of ‘A Million Miles Away’