Picture this. A young girl, sitting upside down in an armchair, pigtails dangling on the floor. She’s sucking […]
Check out the post I wrote for Film Inquiry on sexism in classic films. I discuss the famous […]
I re-read one of my favorite books recently, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, and forgot how much I loved it. A book about women, oppression, racism, sexism, God, religion and probably most importantly, love- it’s one of those rare books that are an experience, teaching you and staying with you throughout your life.
SPOILERS AND STRONG LANGUAGE/LANGUAGE OF A SEXUAL NATURE AHEAD-
I haven’t written anything in a while on here and I have to say I’ve really missed it. To be honest, most of that has been down to the very fact I haven’t read or watched anything good enough (or bad enough) to really write about. Luckily this film has finally sparked some creativity in me.
Nymphomaniac. Isn’t that a great word? Traditionally nymphomaniacs would have been women with deviant and unrestrained sexual behaviour. The word isn’t used as much anymore, ‘Hypersexuality’ or simply ‘Sex Addiction’ are the preferred medical terms. But I’ll come back to the choice of the word Nymphomaniac later…
I love Jennifer Anistion. I feel like she’s just one of those people who are genuinely good hearted. She’s talented, beautiful and always seems humble. Her recent interview for Allure magazine had me waving my arms around in praise (seriously, I’m not kidding) when she spoke about the constant questions towards her and other women in the media around the subject of pregnancy and having children.
“I don’t like [the pressure] that people put on me, on women—that you’ve failed yourself as a female because you haven’t procreated. I don’t think it’s fair. You may not have a child come out of your vagina, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t mothering—dogs, friends, friends’ children.” Jennifer also spoke about how sexist it is that when “a woman going physically unattractive is where you get recognition and some sort of respect. You read things like, ‘Oh, finally, she’s acting!'” when the role they play in a film does not call for them to be heavily made up or ‘glamorized.’
I’d love to have Jennifer as a friend.
But this isn’t really supposed to be an appreciation post for Jennifer, this is supposed to be a review of her most recent film, Cake.