We have... differing views on this movie. But that's the whole point of talking about things, right? You get to hear someone else's point of view.
In this installment of Don't Call Me Girl, Sir! we discuss Flashdance (1983). It's the story of an ostensibly strong woman who is both a welder and a dancer, and she just wants to get into that badass dance school. Buuuuut she can't seem to do it without the help of a man, and you can bet we had MANY things to say about that.
Please enjoy this extra-long episode!
Flashdance IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085549/
We freaking LOVE this movie. In this installment of Don't Call Me Girl, Sir! we are covering the Disney film Mulan (1998). We love that the voice actor for the main character in an Asian movie is Ming-Na Wen, who was born in Macau (near Hong Kong). We love that the strongest character in the story is a woman. And we love how much fun we always have watching Mulan.
Mulan IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120762/
If you've ever seen a Michael Moore documentary, you know how important unions are to some people in the United States. While we can't agree with Mr. Moore on all his points (and his editing style), we do think the growth of unions is a major part of our country's history. Especially when the advancement of the union coincides with female empowerment.
Norma Rae is the story of a woman who stands up to her bosses and speaks out for her co-workers. We could debate the benefit of unions, but we won't. This is the story of a woman who overcomes opposition in the deep south, where the old boys' club would rather she just sat down and shut up.
Kind of on point for today.
Norma Rae IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079638/
Ready for a fun new series? After mental health, how could we cover anything other than... Feminism!
We don't consider Dirty Dancing (1987) to be about feminism so much as the horrific story of a botched abortion, but hell, we included it anyway.
We have named this series Don't Call Me Girl, Sir! after an excellent line from an episode of The Newsroom (available streaming via Amazon Prime). You should definitely watch that, too.
Dirty Dancing IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092890/