Women In Film

A brief history of female masturbation in the movies

By Christina Newland

Inspired by The Shape of Water, we survey the various ways female self-pleasure has been portrayed.

Proud Mary and the return of the black female action hero

By Richard Watson

Taraji P Henson’s gun-toting assassin harks back to an era of Lola Colt, Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones.

Meryl Streep: It’s time for women in Hollywood to seize their moment

By Sarah Bradbury

The actor issued a rallying cry at a press conference for The Post.

All The Rage: How angry women powered cinema in 2017

By Nicole Davis

This year filmmakers like Alice Lowe have openly flouted the notion that female characters should be likeable.

Why the future is not female in science fiction cinema

By Katie Goh

Films like Blade Runner 2049 project male fantasies by placing women in roles of domestic servitude.

The film collective exploring the intersection between feminism and horror

By Matt Turner

The Finals Girls showcases exciting female voices in genre cinema.

Meet the exciting young directors behind animation’s female revolution

By Alex King

Greece’s Anima Syros festival provided a platform for a bright new generation of women animators.

Nova magazine is making its return in a new film

By Natalie Wardle

The cult feminist title captured the radical spirit of women’s liberation the 1960s and ’70s.

Hard Corps: Women in power and the politics of taking action

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?

Drew Barrymore is joining the female horror revolution

By Sofie Steenhaut

The all-female Black Rose Anthology is a necessary catalyst for achieving gender equality in the genre.

Hollywood mustn’t let Patty Jenkins become the exception that proves the rule

By Emily Bray

The Wonder Woman director has fully earned her shot at a sequel, but for now her success story remains an anomaly.

Juno at 10 – how have reproductive rights changed on screen?

By Mina Green

A decade on from its festival premiere, we explore the cultural impact of this feminist cult classic.

How feminist programming is forging a progressive future for women in cinema

By Christina Newland

At Bristol’s Cinema Rediscovered, female-driven stories came to the fore in thrilling fashion.

Why the future of genre cinema is female

By Justine Smith

At the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival, women directors once again took centre stage.

A brief history of women in World War Two movies

By Lena Hanafy

These films show the different ways women joined the war effort, often away from the home front.

25 new films by female directors you need to see

By Eve Watling

2017 is shaping up to be an exceptional year for women behind the camera.

How witches reclaimed their rightful place in popular culture

By Elisabeth O’Neill

Twenty years since Buffy first hit our screens, feminist horror fantasies are firmly back in fashion.

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