The ClearOut Logo

Jennifer Lawrence

Stop Laughing, This Is Meant To Be Good For You! – Episode 117

In this episode, Dara is perplexed by the moral ending of Jennifer Lawrence’s new comedy, No Hard Feelings. What is the purpose of such moralising? Does the audience benefit from the character’s personal edification? Should we care about a dissolute character’s redemptive arc? He compares the sexual politics of that movie to Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot.

Stop Laughing, This Is Meant To Be Good For You! – Episode 117 Read More »

Power Women On Screen, or What Does a Feminist Look Like? – Episode 64

After watching Paul Mazursky’s An Unmarried Woman, a film hailed upon its release in 1978 as a groundbreaking feminist text, and celebrated for the central performance of Jill Clayburgh as a cheated-on spouse, Dara wonders about the legacy of strong female characters on screen and asks who of today’s actresses best represents ideas of female power and strength.

Power Women On Screen, or What Does a Feminist Look Like? – Episode 64 Read More »