- Author’s Note: Marie’s microphone was being a bit spotty. We’re sorry!
- A review of the Bechdel Test
- It’s about representation.
- Objections to the test
- More representation gives space for more types of women!
- “She is the protagonist.”
- Unisex characters addressed by surnames allow us to focus on character rather than gender.
- More on the trope of the Final Girl
- Ripley, clothing, and the male gaze
- How much should we gender genre?
- Alien makes Bechdel test history.
- See Prometheus for a more discussion of some of these issues, as well as where theology fits in.
- Elle as third-wave heroine
- Third-wave feminism and traditional femininity: more about representation and variety
- Female strength and having something to prove: Where does Elle fit in?
- Treatment of the second wave and the Enid problem
- Lutz and Smith as repeat-offenders where watered-down pop culture feminism is concerned [A/N: The feminist stereotype in House Bunny is Mona, played by a pre-Broke Girls Kat Dennings]
- The connotations of naming and feminist politics
- The cultural impact of the Disney Princess brand
- Andy Mooney and marketing for Disney Princesses [Correction: Mooney’s initial idea occurs in 2000, though the brand is established later]
- From passive Princesses and bland Princes to post-Disney Renaissance quasi-empowerment and multiculturalism
- Female community and the Princess brand: cross-generational villainy and death by phallus
- Brave and a response to the trope of the missing mother
- Frozen rewrites the myth of true love’s kiss
- Allegorical readings of Elsa
- “Let it Go”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moSFlvxnbgk
- “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1lDcPm-KRw
- Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-cdIvgBCWY
- Cabin in the Woods
- The Paper Bag Princess