Jupiter Ascending…Or Not: Another Male Character Saves the Day

By on Dec 10, 2013 in Gender in the Media | 8 comments

So I’ve been watching movie trailers all morning (because that’s how I procrastinate), and I came across one for Jupiter Ascending, produced by Warner Bros. Pictures. It’s a sci-fi action-adventure film starring Mila Kunis as the eponymous protagonist. Here’s the synopsis for it on the Apple Movie Trailers page: Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the...

I’m Writing for Femusings.org!

By on Sep 20, 2013 in Femellaneous | 0 comments

I’ve got some exciting news to share! Starting in October I’ll be contributing twice a month to the UK-based feminist eZine, Femusings.org.  Two of my FemItUp! posts have already been featured there, Hollywood’s Women Problem in Action Films and the Daily Fail: How Britain’s Daily Mail Fails Women. So be on the lookout for my future pieces. In the meantime, check out their fabulous site: http://femusings.org/.  ...