Whether or not the movie lives up to my hopes, I'm incredibly excited at even the idea of reimagining such a complex, undervalued character through a feminist lens. And that's not a knock at Shakespeare. I wouldn't dream. But we saw Ophelia through Hamlet's eyes–that was the entire point.Read More
I really want to like Netflix's G*psy. Created by writer Lisa Rubin and starring the talented and generally fascinating Naomi Watts, it provides us with exactly the kind of nuanced, complicated female character I crave in my media. If only the result weren't so...bland.Read More
Earlier this month, we reported that The Weinstein Company, producers behind the upcoming film 3 Generations, were fighting the Motion Picture Association of America to change the "R" rating they'd given the film, fearful that this rating would prevent the young people that would benefit most from seeing it. Well, the fight paid off! The MPAA has now given the film a "PG-13" rating instead.Read More
Part 1 of Valiant's four-part miniseries, Faith, has been smashing expectations! A third printing of Faith #1 will be available in comic stores with Faith #2 on the 24th--that's the fastest third print run in comic history.Read More
New Film About Ray Focuses On the Life of a Transgender Teen; But…Did He Have to Be Played by Elle Fanning?
Good news: There's a new film called About Ray that focuses on the life of a teenage trans boy going through his transition, and how he interacts with his family. Bad news: the trans boy is played by Elle Fanning. (Trigger warning: there is a bunch of story-related misgendering and a short fistfight the main character experiences in the above trailer)Read More
Fear is the Mind Killer
Insurgent, based on the second book in Veronica Roth's Divergent trilogy, already has one big name in Octavia Spencer, playing Amity leader Johanna Reyes, and now it (probably) has two more: Naomi Watts is in "final negotiations" to play Factionless leader and Four’s mom Evelyn in the remaining movies—that's Insurgent and the two Allegiant movies, because of course the book's been split up. And Daniel Dae-Kim of Lost and Hawaii Five-0 will play Candor leader Jack Kang. Newcomer Suki Waterhouse joined last month as Marlene, as did Jonny Weston (John Dies at the End, Chasing Mavericks) as a yet-unspecified character. I didn't finish the trilogy, so I never found out whether Kate Winslet's Jeanine and Evelyn engage in a rap battle while Johanna and Jack throw tomatoes at them from the roof of a nearby building while bonding over their mutual love of cross-stitch. Someone tell me whether that happens? 'Cause I might see the movie then. Edit: It's been pointed out that Roth has stated she envisioned Evelyn as a "woman of color," which would make Watts' casting a case of whitewashing. It's a topic we've addressed at length on the site before. Hollywood. Can we stop? (via: Variety, Variety) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More