My Fair Lady

Most people are probably familiar with the musical My Fair Lady, but just in case, it tells the story of Eliza Doolittle’s transformation from a poor flower girl to an educated lady. It also happens to have a remarkably strong female character. Despite the idea that the play revolves around Henry Higgins “making her a […]

The Full Monty

The Full Monty, if you don’t already know, is a great comedy about unemployed British men who can’t catch a break and decide to make some money by stripping like the guys at these clubs their wives go to. It suggests a lot of dialogs we could have about gender. We see men with body […]

Chris Rock’s I Think I Love My Wife

Has anyone else seen trailers for I Think I Love My Wife? Every time I see them I want to hurl something at my television: they portray Chris Rock’s character as some poor chap trapped in a loveless (read: sexless) marriage, and he spends his time fantasizing about other women. From the summary: Richard Cooper […]

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde is the kind of movie I was prepared to be annoyed by before I saw it. On the surface it looked like the standard ‘boy dumps girl- girl makes huge play to win him back-decides she doesn’t want him anymore’ story. It’s not a bad story per se, but it can be formulaic […]

Somebody take Eddie Murphy’s latex away

Do I even need to explain why I’m linking to this?   For the sake of form, I guess I’ll try. Norbit is a an Eddie Murphy movie.   Still not ’nuff said?   Oh, okay. The female lead character is Murphy made up as a very obese woman described as “monstrous” on IMDB.   […]

Mean Girls

I caught Mean Girls on TV this weekend. It wasn’t a bad movie. Basic gist: Cady moves to the US after being raised and home-schooled in Africa. She struggles to figure out how things work. A couple of people take her under their wing…and convince her to infiltrate the “plastics” clique –  three girls who […]

Little Miss Sunshine

Saw Little Miss Sunshine recently, about a girl (Olive) who makes it to the regional finals of the Little Miss Sunshine competition (by default; the winner broke her ankle). Olive is your average seven- or eight-year-old, and the family realises the moment they get there that she is way out of her league when they […]