true blood

Sudden fansquee Sunday

Realising that True Blood‘s maenad Maryann Forrester and Star Trek: Next Generation‘s Ensign Ro were both played by the same actor, Michelle Forbes. Plus…

The Bland Perfection of Token Women

Why the glamorous hair and make-up? Why not a more realistic neat/tidy small town look? All I will be thinking is “why is she working in that laundromat instead of trying to be a Hollywood actress?” when of course the answer is that the real woman is indeed trying to be a Hollywood actress, and the director/producers have, for some reason, chosen to highlight this Tinseltown glamour instead of costuming their female characters as typical inhabitants of a small town.

Does Twilight deserve any “feminist defence”?

There’s been so much criticism levelled at fans of the Twilight series of supernatural romance novels (as the publicity machine has cranked up for the release of the second film in the franchise) that feminist hackles are rising, because the criticism tends to be along the lines of “See! We told you women are just stupid! Look at what they’re doing now!”