Sam Staley | Monday August 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT | Comments Off on Wonder Woman Schools James Cameron on Strength in Character
The dust up prompted by iconic filmmaker James Cameron’s critical comments of Wonder Woman, and by implication, director Patty Jenkins, may have triggered a long overdue discussion over the validity of gender stereotypes in Hollywood. Cameron called Wonder Woman, the summer blockbuster, “a step backwards” for strong female characters in an interview with The...
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Sam Staley | Friday February 27, 2015 at 10:45 AM PDT | Comments Off on 50 Shades of Predatory Abuse: The Role of Civil Society
The movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey by author E.L. James swept its opening weekend competition and has generated blockbuster revenues of over $133 million, making it the top grossing movie of 2015. Controversy has come with it, as would be expected from any movie breaking through traditional cultural taboos. Combine that with...
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