Thelma and Louise Is Even More Awesome Than I Remembered

Thelma and Louise: The ultimate road movie, feminist revenge flick, 128 minutes of vicious male-bashing, the one where Brad Pitt is stoopid sexy, a punk-rock Western — however you think of this iconic 1991 film from Oscar-winner Callie Khouri and director Ridley Scott starring Geena Davis as the fun-loving Thelma,… » 1/13/14 2:20pm 1/13/14 2:20pm

How Hollywood Helps Deter Women from Computer Science

The New York Times today would like to suggest that storytelling is powerful, that, in the whole art/life dynamic, it’s life that imitates art, not the other way around, at least not when it comes to kids imagining viable career paths for themselves. For instance, too many “Dilbert” perusals and Office Space viewings… » 10/26/13 1:30pm 10/26/13 1:30pm

Geena Davis Wants to Give Hollywood a Heads Up That Female Characters…

When Geena Davis waded through the miasma of G-rated movies with her young daughter, she noticed a troubling phenomenon: male characters outnumbered female characters by a pretty striking margin. What's more, male characters were more often portrayed in leadership positions, meaning that, if a young female viewer were… » 11/25/12 4:00pm 11/25/12 4:00pm

Geena Davis Cites The Feminist Implications of I Dream Of Jeannie

At the Women's Foundation of Colorado, Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis spoke about gender stereotyping in films and her personal career experiences with the issue. Her nonprofit, the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, works with industry producers to increase and strengthen depictions of women in… » 9/22/12 1:30pm 9/22/12 1:30pm