In many, many parts of the country right now, if you want to go to see a movie in the theater and see a current movie about a woman — any story about any woman that isn’t a documentary or a cartoon — you can’t. You cannot. There are not any. You cannot take yourself to one, take your friend to one, take your daughter to one.
There are not any.
— “At the Movies, the Women are Gone,” NPR
This is the case in my area at the moment. The two movies I’m excited about this summer, Before Midnight and Much Ado About Nothing, aren’t playing here yet, and might never. The others mentioned in the article will never play here. I rely almost entirely on Netflix for a film culture that isn’t 100% dominated by men’s stories.
What about Epic?
Stephanie Leary says
Epic is animated, and the article specifically excludes animation and focuses on live-action films intended for adults.
I hope Much Ado makes it here! I hope if Cinemark or Premier won’t bring it the MSC will
From the BBC: “The Bletchley Circle.” An actual smart-girl-reunion story!