What's the best depiction of female/women empowerment as the key driving force of a given story in agenda-driven movies or TV series? What examples can be considered a failure to get their social message across? Failures to actually tell a good story?
Here's an interesting counterpoint/example in how to not properly depict such a social movement in cultural terms.
The television series Cagney and Lacey made an attempt at empowering women. Often times though it fell flat. Even with a sizeable crew of female writers, it kept resorting to the stereotypes and cliches of women. It was tolerable back when it originally aired, not anymore.
It airs daily on some cable stations and is currently available on Amazon Prime.
Wed 9 Sep, 2020 04:31 am
I love the film 'The Holiday' where the characters played by Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz go through different ways of getting over their past relationships.
Wed 9 Sep, 2020 07:01 am
The TV show Charmed had empowered women who often saved themselves and/or men
The Ballad of Mulan was not about female empowerment but about the importance of family. In the ballad, Mulan is content to play the role society has assigned her but that is not as important as honoring her father. Once that task is done, she returns home and takes up her traditional role.
Thu 10 Sep, 2020 09:41 am
One series that I thought brought up some interesting empowerment issues is GLOW about a women's wrestling show set in the 80's.
I didn't want to watch that show, but my husband turned it on and I fell in love. What a wonderful trip that was, I wish there had been one more season but sometimes the last season is disappointing. I loved those gals ☘️