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Queer films are overwhelmingly male- both behind the camera and on screen. Queer film criticism writer Ryan Coleman breaks down the historical importance of female directed and female focused Desert Hearts and its’ influence on Queer cinema.
Film writer Sophie Hayssen discusses the intricacies of Big Little Lies’s domestic abuse plot line through the lens of the Me Too movement’s ousting of public figures. With the manipulative tendencies of abusers to appear like good people, Sophie breaks down the complexity of public personas.
Starting and completing a script can be so difficult. Who has the time to sit and write? How do you even pick what to write about? For this edition of the Hustle, Alex Hanson helps us out with her best tips for writing in your free time.
Mentorship can be tricky to find, and even trickier to keep up. Alexa Jordan shares how her relationship with filmmaker Catherine Filloux grew into a creative partnership as well. Incredible things happen when women help each other.
Dynamic duo Kyra Jones and Juli Del Prete have created a masterpiece of a web series. The Right Swipe, starring Kyra and Juli as India and Margo, is the story of two best friends who begin a business ~finessing~ the dating profiles of single bachelors. Through this unique and comedic plot, they manage to show the imbalances of dating culture, swiping right, and life as a young woman.
Daniella Víquez is a 24 year old audiovisual producer, director, journalist, and graduate of the University of Costa Rica. Her work focuses include narrative fiction, culture, mental health, gender, and international news. Her films opens the conversation of machismo, violence against women, and feminism in South America.
Elif Gorken captures an intimate piece about her Turkish grandmother who rediscovers joy and faith through her fascination of plants. The film is a meditation on intergenerational healing, love, and family.
Sonibal Rae is an Afro Latina director/writer based in London. She strives to create compelling, funny, and realistic characters specifically for comedies. She loves exploring relationships in film and the messy nature of love.
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