Even in the movie adaptation, Twilight‘s basic storyline — "I won’t bite you, it’s for your own good" — can’t be changed.
There was no way a two-hour film version of “Sex and the City” would live up to the complexity of the six-series-long show. But did half the characters need to be so flat, and the show’s attempt at racial diversity such a misfire?
Given the alarmingly sexist and racist undercurrents rearing their heads in this presidential election, it’s not illogical to look at “Iron Man” and see a reflection, and perpetuation, of prejudices that just won’t die.
Through our television sets, it seems, we get nearly every possible opinion and viewpoint on nearly every possible topic. Just not abortion.
The failure of high-budget chick flicks doesn’t prove that women don’t go to the movies anymore, but that we’ll only go if we see real women facing issues we recognize onscreen.
In order to raise awareness of sexual assault, we have to look at the images of violent sexuality embedded in our popular visual culture, images that trivialize and misrepresent reality.
The winner of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival's highest honor takes on illegal abortion in Romania—a dangerous and often deadly decision for thousands of Romanian women for almost twenty-five years.