Elizabeth Banks, Steven Spielberg, and “The Color Purple”

The issue of female representation in Hollywood films is a popular issue. From the controversy surrounding how people reacted to last summer’s female-led Ghostbusters film, to recent discussions about Wonder Women, the desire for more women in leading roles continues to be a passionately debated topic. Therefore, when Elizabeth Banks made comments at an awards ceremony regarding… Continue reading Elizabeth Banks, Steven Spielberg, and “The Color Purple”

“Mudd’s Women” and a Brief Look at Gender in “Star Trek”

  Gene Roddenberry created the wonderful world of Star Trek which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.  The late Roddenberry remains seen as a beloved visionary who created a progressive idea of a future with no racism, no poverty, and no war.  That world was better fleshed out and given greater ideological dimensions through other writers,… Continue reading “Mudd’s Women” and a Brief Look at Gender in “Star Trek”