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Girls On Film: The Bechdel Test

Writing by Hannah Forsdike // photograph by Francesca Ciavarella // When women are misrepresented in movies and TV shows it’s not only insulting, but it’s also difficult to identify with on screen characters. Successful fiction should allow the consumer to make a connection to the narrative; it should be comparable to real life in some way for us to be able to make sense of the story and the characters.

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Fear And Strength As Portrayed By Jessica Jones

Writing by Hannah Forsdike // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // An interesting comparison between masculinity and femininity can be made when comparing Jessica Jones to her male Netflix/Marvel counterpart Daredevil. While Jessica Jones emulates a feminine fear of being controlled, Daredevil portrays a much more stereotypically masculine fear of a physically debilitating injury or disability.

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REVIEW: Dear White People

Writing by Sunny Adcock // Illustration by Ayelen Lujan // The tagline on the promotional posters for ‘Dear White People’ read “bet you think this show is about you” and indeed, I am sure that many white audiences will watch the series and feel enraged. Rightly so? No. As someone who doesn’t at all believe in the idea of ‘reverse racism’ I find it hard to find sympathy for viewers who denied themselves the opportunity to enjoy a satirical and educational piece on race and instead decided to make it all about themselves.

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REVIEW: Girlboss

Review by Maria Dunne // Is this really what a #GIRLBOSS is? This show had the potential to be interesting; it follows the show’s protagonist, the arrogant, selfish Sophia (Britt Robertson), on her quest to become the ultimate #GIRLBOSS by creating a commercial empire in vintage apparel.

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