I'm sick of poor white guy movies
Mr T and I love movies. Especially now that he joined acmi library and our video shop around the corner is relatively cheap.
The one genre that Mr T and I both enjoy is art house. You may think with art house that you might get a bit of variety but not really. I am so sick of watching movies told by and based on white men's problems. Poor guy struggles to get a girlfriend, struggles to get a job, to be popular, to be successful, with health problems, with family. Blah, blah, blah, blah!
Yes I know that while white males hold plenty of privilege they also may have lots of problems. I'm just sick of watching stories based on their lives, told by them. I just don't want to be silenced as a woman in movies. I want women to have voices and lots of different types of voices.
God females make up close to half of the population why can't movies reflect that? Why can't half the movies be told by females, about females and have great female roles. Not females that need to be saved, that only date popular guys, that are superficial, that are 'sluts', that play games. I guess part of the problem is that female producers are not as common as male producers, but then even female producers tell male stories not female stories. So maybe it is that female stores are not validated and supported financially and I'm sure that living in a patriarchy doesn't help the situation. Whatever the reason, though females have problems that need to be told from female perspectives. Yes I know these movies exist but no way near enough.
As for the white issue, we watch a lot of international films especially Chinese films but there seems to be even less of them told by females. It's easier to fix the white issue, unfortunately there is no section for female movies. Maybe the video store could implement a very small shelf just made up of movies told by female characters.
I've decided to try and comply a list of films that I have watched that are told by female characters starting now. Feel free to add to the list. I'm not going to start right now as it is too difficult to come up with a huge list of films to begin with, I will start with the next one I see, it might be a couple of weeks though.
Cherry pie that's worth a stop
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