The writer never imagined identifying with Barbie. But Greta Gerwig’s thought-provoking portrait of the doll’s rude awakening of experiencing misogyny in the real world mirrored the author’s own coming-out experience.
Author Joyce Carol Oates and film director Andrew Dominik have a sadistic way of portraying iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, reducing her rich life to a one-dimensional role: victim.
Kate Winslet's mesmerizing portrayal of a small-town detective in 'Mare of Easttown' not only reveals her character's grief but also our own.
When the writer's dog died, she worried she’d never be able to open her heart again. But her new companion, struggling with her own separation anxiety, showed her the way.
The media often minimizes women's rage as a fad, from the #MeToo movement to assault claims against the U.S. president, even by high-profile figures like columnist E. Jean Carroll. Are we on the cusp of revolt, or historical erasure?
In the quietly revolutionary Hulu show based on Lindy West's memoir, Aidy Bryant inhabits a radical new protagonist: a fat woman who learns to stop apologizing. We talk with West and fellow series writer Samantha Irby.
Power-hungry, conniving, and vindictive female characters don’t necessarily make for rich storytelling, especially when that rage serves no purpose.
The men behind 'Kill Bill' abused and manipulated its star. But Uma Thurman deserves our awe and respect not only for her brilliance onscreen, but her courage off it.
The harrowing post–Election 2016 tale about a Trumpist cult leader who’s seduced, then betrayed, people from the margins is the kind of cathartic story we need to process right now.
We've been loving 'Wonder Woman.' And then we started picking the movie apart—at a time when we most need to immerse ourselves in a story about fierce women saving the day.