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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Feminism in Film Criticism: Where's the Love for Female Stars of Color?

With all this talk questioning whether the new Lisbeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) could be our next female hero, Cinema in Noir got to talking about film vixens, and why the same feminist film critics aren't supporting minority actresses in prominent roles. With the summer success of Zoe Saldana in movies like Colombiana and Avatar, and the more recent success of Paula Patton in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and even Lucy Liu in Kill Bill, will minority actresses ever get that same feminist respect for roles on the big screen?

Last night's special edition of Cinema in Noir gets to the bottom of it all. Listen to a recap of the episode here:

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