Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Day 27 of Feminist Joys: The Success of the Mockingjay Movie

It's a relief when a movie I love (and I love very few movies) does well at the box office. It's a wonder when a movie about a tough young woman in a dystopic world makes a lot of money (at least in the US).

It’s an anomaly that the  No. 1-grossing film two years in a row features a female lead.
Most importantly:
In fact:
If you want to find a No. 1 movie with a woman as the clear, unambiguous lead, you’ve got to go back to 1968’s Funny Girl, starring Barbra Streisand as groundbreaking comedienne Fanny Brice.
The odds aren't in our favor, are they? 

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