Here are five teen films with female protagonists from the 1980s and 1990s (in date order) to get your “sex talk” started. Maybe in their imperfection, you can find moments that will spark dialogue and reflection.
Our timelines have been plagued by immense amounts of Black death pornography, the commodification of Black activists and the continued rise of neo-fascism. It’s easy to find fault with these issues that plague U.S. society; it’s much harder to figure out where we go from here.
For two and a half decades, the anti-abortion movement has weaponized the story of Norma McCorvey against reproductive rights in the United States. But it finally backfired on them.
“On the Record”—which premieres on HBO Max on Wednesday, May 27—gives voice to women survivors, suggesting a pattern of predatory behavior from Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons, who has been accused of assault by 20 different women.
“I would love to see our stories believed with the same passion and fervor that black women support and believe men when they say they have been victims of police brutality and violence.”
Introducing “Tutwiler,” a new Marshall Project/Frontline documentary about women in an Alabama prison who support each other through pregnancy, labor and saying goodbye to their newborns.
“We watch [Pat and Terry’s] story in a very different world than the one in which they lived most of their lives in —except to a few close queer friends. But when they decided to live out and proud in a changing world, they did it in a big way. And we are all the better for it.”
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Brought to life by two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, “Fundamental” is a documentary film series highlighting the stories and voices behind grassroots organizations and community mobilizers working to support and uplift marginalized and historically oppressed people and communities around the world.
“On the Record” chronicles not only Drew Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers—Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher—delving deeply into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when reporting these crimes, and the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.
“Birds of Passage,” “Lorena” and “Kim Possible” will bring women-centered stories about crime and justice to big and small screens this weekend.
Rayka Zehtabchi stands out in this year’s pool of Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Short—not only because she’s the only woman among them, but because her film “PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.” also tells a uniquely female story that emerged from a transnational feminist coalition fighting for menstrual equity.