Topic: gender

Should Mindy Kaling Be Hiring More Female And Minority Writers To Work On Her Show?

Should Mindy Kaling Be Hiring More Female And Minority Writers To Work On Her Show?

Mindy Kaling‘s incredible success has been good for women and minorities for a variety of reasons. The Mindy Project is the first major network sitcom to star a South Asian person of any gender, and the simple fact that her protagonist exists with race as a component, but not the overriding purpose, of her character is quietly revolutionary. The fact that her character is allowed to have flaws, rather than be some sort of “model woman/minority”? Even better. Which is why I was surprised at first when I saw an article titled Does Mindy Kaling Need More Female Writers? More »

Virgin Viewing: ‘Raiders Of the Lost Ark’

Virgin Viewing: 'Raiders Of the Lost Ark'

Here’s the thing about classic movies – they have a whole lot of dudes in them. The Godfather was basically a bunch of dudes killing each other with women sticking their heads in and getting martyred every now and then. Back to the Future made Jennifer a non-entity and then had Marty’s mom mack on him. Jaws was a bromance interspersed with shark-fighting. Despite being sort of tired of dude movies, the next movie on my Omigod What Do You Mean You’ve Never Seen THAT? Netflix queue was Raiders of the Lost Ark. Between Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, That Guy Who Played the Nazi Leader, and the rest, it seemed pretty dude-centric. A dudegasbord, if you will. But then something wonderful happened: Karen Allen. More »