O: No you didn't!

If you are reading this you clearly have access to the internet, and therefore you have most likely read something about Oprah Winfrey's weight gain confession. The jist is this: Oprah weighed 160 pounds two years ago,... Read more »

The Genius Behind American Pie Might Be Directing the Twilight Sequel

More (rumored) news on the Twilight sequel now that Catherine Hardwicke is no longer the director.  Nikki Finke's got an ... Read more »

Bad Boys Too

There's been a lot of talk lately about fictional teen romances setting a bad example for young-lady viewers. Whether the portrayal of a relationship can be deemed "good" for girls seems to rest on the morality of the boy involved. But is falling for a bad boy really anti-feminist? Read more »

Calling all Female Hacks: Please Direct More Movies

Looks like I got a little too excited on Friday about the current state of affairs for female directors... By now you've probably heard that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke has been fired from the blockbuster teen vamp franchise and will not be directing Twilight's sequel New Moon. There's... Read more »

More Adventures in Twilight and Gender Bending

Hey there vampire fans! Can you guess which teen-heartthrobby Twilight  star's siblings used to dress him up as a girl and call him Claudia? Jump to find out! Read more »

Friday Updates: Great News about Female Directors, Good and Bad News about Veronica Mars

Every Friday, The Female Gaze will feature a round up of news and updates related to women in film. This week: what do Cadillac Records and Punisher: War Zone have in common? And what is Hilary Swank up to? Find out after the jump...   Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Mindy Kaling

By taking her girly character to the extreme on The Office, Mindy Kaling's showing over 9 million viewers a week just how laughable feminine stereotypes can be. Plus, she'd be SUPER fun to go shopping with. Read more »

I love rock, and roll, and. . . Twilight?

So, in the latest Twilight-related news story, teen queen Kristin Stewart is going to play rocker Joan Jett in a new Runaways biopic. Is Stewart... Read more »

You Be the BF and I'll Be the GF

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are easily TV's most hated couple. He's such a douche! She's such a pushover! And while Heidi always seems on the brink of coming to her senses breaking it off, their recent elopement would suggest otherwise. Heidi's said publicly that they're both just playing parts... Read more »

Superhero Diversity Gets the Axe

Bad news in the superhero world over the past few months: the downturn in the economy is impacting comic book publishers, and both Marvel and DC Comics are canceling a whole of bunch of their midlist superheroes. Unfortunately, the midlist is where a lot of titles featuring women and superheroes of... Read more »


Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »