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Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the Fleabag Mystique
oh lovely: another successful female who doesn't want to be grouped with other women. fuck that noise.

"Fleabag was hailed as the latest woman-helmed, anti-heroine and/or raunch comedy, a list that includes everything from Bridesmaids to Trainwreck to Girls to UnREAL, a mad-lib mash-up of all that feminist blogs and Twitter trolls alike get most excited to discuss. These groupings do not exactly thrill Waller-Bridge, though she’s admiring of her peers. “If you go into the mainstream with a female perspective that seems to resonate with a lot of people, you have a political agenda imposed on you, you are told that you are a feminist,” she says. The direct influences Waller-Bridge cites are nearly all male — Louis C.K., the original Alfie, Bret Easton Ellis, even one particular scene in East of Eden in which John Steinbeck dispenses with a character’s life in a single tragic sentence — yet she’s rarely compared to men. “Since you said those things about women, therefore you are a role model and an icon and you can’t fuck up now because you have to be sensitive to something political,” she says. “And everything a comedian wants to be is funny. Attaching something political to someone whose art has nothing to do with politics is fucking unfair. It’s like putting rocks in the pockets of somebody who’s just gone for a nice swim. They’re going to fucking drown! That’s why all women in the media sink eventually, because they aren’t sinking, they’ve been drowned!”
media  film  theater  acting  fleabag  tv 
57 minutes ago by emmacarlson
Michelle Williams’ Golden Globes speech about abortion was the night’s most powerful moment.
I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over—sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose: to choose when to have my children, and with whom.
abortion  politics  film  awards 
3 hours ago by emmacarlson
Steven Benedit on Film
Here are over three hundred and fifty podcasts each analysing various aspects of cinema, from modern classics such as Zodiac, The Handmaid’s Tale and Thelma & Louise, older examples like The Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia and The Night of the Hunter to foreign language masterpieces, Pan’s Labyrinth, Rashomon and Metropolis.
13 hours ago by montague
How Werner Herzog Guided This Filmmaker Through the Jungle and into 'Filmmaking Joy' | No Film Film School
Earlier this year, we talked about a contest where Werner Herzog selected 50 people to make movies with him in the jungle. Well, our very own Micah Van Hove actually went on the trip a few years ago and gave us the inside scoop of how it helped his career and what he loved about the journey. 

It's an incredible story about a man, a camera, the jungle, and one of his filmmaking idols. 
film  MVH-film 
yesterday by icresource
How Margot Robbie Went From Pinup To Hit Producer
Once pigeonholed as “the hottest blonde ever,” the star of Birds of Prey has become one of Hollywood’s most promising producers.
MargotRobbie  profile  film  movies  Buzzfeed  2020 
yesterday by inspiral

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