In exciting film news,
IMDb (the Internet Movie Database) is adding an official “F” rating for films that are directed or written by women, or include significant female characters, reports the BBC. Who says getting an “F” has to a be bad thing?!
Celebrate women’s day by watching these fabulous leading ladies…
Katherine G. Johnson in Hidden Figures.
I haven’t seen this one yet, but I’ve been dying to see the film about the team of African-American female mathematicians at NASA in the 1960’s. #girlpower
Elle Woods from Legally Blonde
Okay so she may not be what you typically think of when you think “strong female lead”, but she proves all the stereotypes wrong. She’s smart, focused, successful, confident, and has a great social life all while being her feminine, bubbly self. This is what feminism means to me. Elle doesn’t have to change who she is, or become less “girly” just to be taken seriously. She can wear pink and crush the bar exam at the same time. #notmutuallyexclusive
Miranda Priestly from The Devil Wears Prada
Love her or hate her there’s no denying that Ms. Priestly is winning in a man eat man world. Using business tactics usually employed on Wall St., she’s not letting anyone steal her thunder. I also love seeing a mature lady so chic and successful on screen. In an ageist Hollywood film culture, Meryl Streep is a breath of fresh air. I could do without the scene involving her children and supposedly failing marriage. #wecanhaveitall #ifthatswhatwewant
Skeeter from The Help
Skeeter isn’t going to let anyone tell her what to think, do, or believe, and neither is the rest of this phenomenal cast. These ladies defied cultural norms at a time and place where speaking your mind could have dire and dangerous consequences.
Furiousa from Mad Max: Fury Road
Charlize Theron completely steals the show from Mad Max. In a post-apocalyptic world where women exist only to bear children, furiosa takes it upon herself to smuggle imprisoned wives out of the Citadel. The women ban together in the name of sisterhood, managing to find empathy and compassion in a world otherwise totally devoid of it.
Who are your favorite leading ladies?