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Disney’s Hidden Gem: Teen Beach Movie

Upbeat songs, hilarious references, and unconcealed feminism–what’s not to love? After experiencing tons of success with High School Musical, Disney decided to put out another movie with an extremely undetailed (yet somehow descriptive) title. This time we follow two surfer teens who get caught in a storm that transports them to the set of the (fictional) 1960s…

Beyond the Bechdel Test

Last week I wrote about the Bechdel test, which asks a few basic questions about any given movie to begin evaluating feminine roles in film. Women, however, aren’t the only underrepresented and compartmentalized group in the mainstream American film industry. While modern laws prevent discrimination in workplaces and schools based on age, race/national origin/ethnic background, religion,…