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5-Part Podcast Series with “Advanced TV Herstory”

I am so humbled and excited to share a 5-part series with Cynthia Bemis Abrams and “Advanced TV Herstory”. Because Cynthia says it so much better than I can:
 
“Sometimes we lose sight of the adage “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” Since lockdown I’ve connected with people and organizations that share the mission and spirit of Advanced TV Herstory. It’s been a creative time. Coming in late July and August is a series of 5 interviews with women who’ve overcome –isms to advance their careers in entertainment. It’s a collaborative effort with Reel Women’s Ashley Pacini, and will feature wisdom and thoughts (that actually apply to all industries) from high school teacher/producer Danielle Earle, TV pioneer Margaret Cho (of 1994-95’s All American Girl) and others. This series offers a spirit and message that could only happen with collaboration.”
 
Episode 1 with Danielle E Earle is now out and I’m so excited for everyone to listen! Danielle provided some amazing insights and I’m excited for her story to be shared.
 
You can listen to the episode here or on any podcast platforms:

Netflix’s, “Russian Doll” (2019)

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Worth the binging.

 

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 5

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 5

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 50/50

Todd Haynes’, “Carol” (2015)

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Didn’t get a chance to catch this when it was released but so glad I finally got around to it.

Director: Todd Haynes

Writers: Phyllis Nagy (screenplay), Patricia Highsmith (novel)

Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

 

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 5

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 5

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score: 50/50

J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald” (2018)

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Director: David Yates

Writers: J.K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling (based upon characters created by)

So here’s the thing: I love the world but this film only had 7 interactions between 2+ women, some of which were only an introduction where a man came in and took over the conversation. Sigh…

47:30 – Queenie asks to speak to Tina at ministry of magic in Paris

50 – Queenie asked if she’s alright by Rosier

52 – Nagini calls Irma but Credence takes over conversation

1:12 – Queenie and Rosier talk for one min until Grindewald comes in

1:28 – Tina and Newt let in by woman

1:32 – Tina says hi to Leta

1:42 – Tina asks Leta if she knew who Credence really was

 

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 2

2) Strength of the writing: 2

3) Strength of the directing: 3

4) Strength of the acting: 4

5) Strength of the cinematography: 4

6) Strength of the editing: 4

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 3

10) Would I recommend it? 2

Score: 34/50

Netflix’s “The OA: Part ii” (2019)

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Absolutely worth the wait…

 

1) Where is it on following the Bechdel Test: 5

2) Strength of the writing: 5

3) Strength of the directing: 5

4) Strength of the acting: 5

5) Strength of the cinematography: 5

6) Strength of the editing: 5

7) Strength of the sound design: 5

8) Strength of the production design: 5

9) Did I enjoy it? 5

10) Would I recommend it? 5

Score 50/50