Tag Archives: Women’s Studies

HBO’s Allen v. Farrow Sheds New Light on Family Trauma

“This is someone I loved more than anyone else. You can love somebody and be afraid of them.”–Dylan Farrow. I can’t remember when I didn’t have a crush on Woody Allen.  I absolutely adored his films, his humor and the … Continue reading

Posted in Cable, Film, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Long Song Sings Slavery’s Truth on PBS

“If only my tale were so simple.” I will never forget how I felt in the days following ABC-TV’s 1977 broadcast of Roots, the dramatic miniseries adaptation of Alex Haley’s controversial novel.  Shock and shame come quickly to mind. As … Continue reading

Posted in Film, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Double Life of Pioneer Codebreaker Exposed on PBS

“If we missed her, who else are we missing.” She had big dreams. But as a young Midwestern woman growing up during the last decade of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th, she needed more than … Continue reading

Posted in TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gloria Vanderbilt Documentary to be Rebroadcast on HBO

  “She was always the youngest one in the room,” recalls CNN anchor Anderson Cooper of his mom, Gloria Vanderbilt.  Fashion designer … artist … author … heiress … and mom Gloria Vanderbilt passed away this week (6/17/19) at the … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Cable, Fashion, Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gentleman Jack Proves She Ain’t No Gentleman on HBO

“She was a real player.  She was very good at sex. It was high on her agenda of what was important.”–writer/director Sally Wainwright. There was nothing ordinary about Anne Lister (1791-1840). Wealthy Yorkshire landowner, businesswoman, diarist and international gadabout Anne … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Cable, Film | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Jane Fonda in Five Acts Takes Center Stage on HBO

“I just wanted to be ok.  I wanted to be a good girl.”—Jane Fonda. Those are startling admissions from the two-time Oscar®-winning actress and polarizing political activist who President Richard M. Nixon and his cronies loved to hate. Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker … Continue reading

Posted in Cable, Film, Politics, Theater | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Remembering Perry Miller Adato 1920-2018

“I don’t think you can teach anybody anything, whether it’s about art, architecture, literature, or social issues unless you entertain them. You simply cannot lecture people.  You have to involve them emotionally: make them laugh, excite them or make them … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Books, Film, Music, Theater, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Untested Rape Kits Exposed in HBO’s I Am Evidence

“You don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right thing, then you do it without thinking.” —Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969). The late poet, activist Maya Angelou was sexually abused … Continue reading

Posted in Cable, Film, Journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes Feeling Heart Debuts on PBS

“We had her voice for as long as we really needed it, if we were wise enough to listen.” Actress/activist Ruby Dee makes that startlingly prophetic statement (Dee died in June 2014) about her lifelong friend and colleague at the … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Theater, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Presenting Princess Shaw Makes Its Broadcast Debut on PBS

“There are so many people with so much talent, original thinking and unique voices. Most of them weren’t born with the ‘right cards in their hand’…What are the chances that we will hear about them?”–filmmaker Ido Haar. Israeli director Ido Haar  … Continue reading

Posted in Film, Music, TV | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment