Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor II
Female Films and Third-Wave Feminism
In response to the lack of women helming projects in the film industry, the last few years have seen a proliferation of popular female-fueled movies. Many of these films, such as Kirsten Wiig’s Bridesmaids and Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, are raunchy comedies bent on proving that women can do the same thing as men. Feminist films like Mad Max and the upcoming female-cast Ghost Busters might mark a change in the tide, but we still aren’t seeing nearly as many women making movies and taking home awards as there are men. Are contemporary female films sacrificing seriousness to make a point about feminism?