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I was wondering if it would be possible to receive any information you may have on feminist films ASAP for some research I am doing, if you have any. Foreign and domestic films and articles or speeches are also welcome. Thank You, Rock

Per your note to FEMINIST.COM, I suggest that you look at past issues of Ms. Magazine. On several occasions they have done stories on "a feminist in a video store." It's hard to pinpoint what exactly a "feminist film" is given that feminists don't all think alike. To get a more accurate response you might want to reverse the question--what films aren't anti-feminist? In looking for feminist films, some things you might want to consider are: strong characters and characters--both male and female--that don't fall into gender stereotypes of passive and dominating. I'm not a huge movie buff, but I do have a few suggestions - "Antonia's Line"; "Eve's Bayou"; "Thelma and Louise"; "The Associate"; "Little Women."

Editor's Note-I would highly recommend the University of Maryland's website to get feminist "readings" of current films. I can also recommend Marleen Gorris's controversial Dutch film from 1981 "A Question of Silence" as a quintessential feminist film.


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