Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures (2016)

We Need More Movies Like Hidden Figures

Can we take a moment to bask in how truly awesome this movie’s existence is? Not only does it star three women of color in leading roles (and none of them play slaves or servants), but it also tells the story of women working as NASA mathematicians, programmers, and engineers. And it’s based on real people and events from the 1960s. And it covers racism and sexism in the workplace and how women of color are discriminated against more than men of color and white women. To see this film crush it at the box office is like a giant middle finger to Hollywood. Now you guys can’t use the shitty excuse that women (specifically, women of color) don’t sell at the box office anymore because RECEIPTS. Continue reading “We Need More Movies Like Hidden Figures”

Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, and Kirsten Dunst in Bachelorette

Bachelorette: The “Girl Shit” Version of Bridesmaids

I know when people saw the preview for this movie, they instantly thought, “Those bitches are totally copying Bridesmaids!” I find that rather unfair considering that there are hundreds of movies about weddings and bridesmaids. You wouldn’t have said that Bachelorette was copying that awful 27 Dresses, would you? No, because they’re nothing alike beyond the fact that they both revolve around the idea of weddings and bridesmaids. Continue reading “Bachelorette: The “Girl Shit” Version of Bridesmaids”