Inspired by The Shape of Water, we survey the various ways female self-pleasure has been portrayed.
Taraji P Henson’s gun-toting assassin harks back to an era of Lola Colt, Foxy Brown and Cleopatra Jones.
The actor issued a rallying cry at a press conference for The Post.
By Nicole Davis
This year filmmakers like Alice Lowe have openly flouted the notion that female characters should be likeable.
By Katie Goh
Films like Blade Runner 2049 project male fantasies by placing women in roles of domestic servitude.
By Matt Turner
The Finals Girls showcases exciting female voices in genre cinema.
By Alex King
Greece’s Anima Syros festival provided a platform for a bright new generation of women animators.
The cult feminist title captured the radical spirit of women’s liberation the 1960s and ’70s.
More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?
The all-female Black Rose Anthology is a necessary catalyst for achieving gender equality in the genre.
By Emily Bray
The Wonder Woman director has fully earned her shot at a sequel, but for now her success story remains an anomaly.
By Mina Green
A decade on from its festival premiere, we explore the cultural impact of this feminist cult classic.
At Bristol’s Cinema Rediscovered, female-driven stories came to the fore in thrilling fashion.
At the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival, women directors once again took centre stage.
By Lena Hanafy
These films show the different ways women joined the war effort, often away from the home front.
By Eve Watling
2017 is shaping up to be an exceptional year for women behind the camera.
Twenty years since Buffy first hit our screens, feminist horror fantasies are firmly back in fashion.