Female double acts are hard to come by in film. I can think of three off the top of my head; Susan Sarandon & Geena Davies (Thelma & Louise), Sandra Bullock & Melissa McCarthy (The Heat) and Marilyn Monroe & Jane Russell (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes). I’m sure if I thought harder I might be able to wring out a couple more, but equal female lead billing is exceedingly rare. Continue reading
“You all have got to stop calling each other sluts and whores. It just makes it ok for guys to call you sluts and whores. Who here has ever been called a slut?”
-Ms Norbury (Tina Fey), Mean Girls
I read Cheryl Strayed’s heartbreaking and heart-warming memoir over Christmas. I was unable to put it down, enthralled by her bravery, unflinching honesty and visceral pain. If you pick it up expecting another Eat Pray Love (as I naively did), you are in for a short sharp shock. It is a book I continue to recommend to everyone, because I think everyone should read it. It is beautiful and inspiring and uplifting. Reading it made me want to be a better person.