A Little F'd Up | Posted by Julie Z on 04/9/2011

Saturday Vids: Ellen Page on Bill Maher

Not to distract from the intensely serious problem that Ellen raises on the show, but SERIOUSLY?! HOW AWESOME IS SHE!? I want to be her best friend. Thank god for one of the few role models teen girls have.

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 04/25/2010

Support Women Artists Sunday: Ellen Page

A lot of people may criticize Juno, saying that it’s an unrealistic portrayal of teen pregnancy (and these are valid claims) – but it’s hard to deny how awesome Ellen Page was in that movie. She’s funny, clearly smart and a very talented actress and she definitely deserves some FBomb love.

Born Ellen Philpotts-Page on February 21, 1987 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The daughter of a teacher and a graphic designer, Ellen Page took an interest in theater from a young age. She performed in her first local production in the fifth grade and won Canada’s prestigious Gemini nomination for her role in the made-for-TV movie Pit Pony in 1997. The busy actress went on to appear in several Canadian television series, including the Pit Pony spin-off, Trailer Park

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Feminism, Pop-Culture | Posted by Kate S on 11/18/2009

(No) Prison for Polanski?

I have never seen the Pianist or Chinatown, but I know that Roman Polanski is a lauded director of ingenuity. But I also know him as a dispicable rapist.

He is currently behind bars in Zurich, the decision of whether or not to allow him to go free on bail still hanging in the air for the next 2-3 weeks. What angers me even more, however, is not just his violation, but also Hollywood’s reaction. Many big-name celebrities such as Robert De Niro are avidly speaking out in support of him; in their eyes, his artistic talents apparently transcends his pedophile nature. By the time Natalie Portman announced her support, I had to accept that world has come to an end.

Why is no one speaking out against Polanski? …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Nellie B on 10/4/2009

Whip It!

Jos at Feministing already has a great review of Whip It posted, and I don’t want to ruin the plot for those readers who have yet to see the movie.  Here’s
a review in brief: Go see it.  Now.

I went to the local premiere with my 11 year old sister’s Girl Scout troop.  It was the best Girl Scout field trip ever — I’m so glad that the troop saw such a pro-girl movie.  Whip It’s plot is based off the young adult novel Derby Girl by Shauna Cross, who also wrote the screenplay.  The book’s influence is clear: exposition, character development and the plot arc all play like a YA novel, not a
traditional movie. Whip It is unusual in that it pauses the action to take its …

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Feminism | Posted by Julie Z on 09/29/2009

Bust Magazine: Ellen, Alia and Teens oh my!

Every so often, a magical thing happens. I open the mailbox and buried beneath bills that have no relevance to me and the catalogues that try to sell me more useless crap, there is Bust Magazine. Today was one of those days. 

But today was even more magical for two reasons (2.5 really):

1) Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat are on the cover to promote Whip It!, and therefore are interviewed (ashdklfjasldkfjalkdsfh!!!!). In addition to my love for these young women in general, they also represent the brilliance of Juno and Arrested Development. Clever writing just doesn’t get any better than in these two pieces of artistry. 

2) The article after the cover interview: “Smells Like Teen Spirit” – an account by a teenage feminist on the state …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/16/2009

Whip It!

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE.

I love Ellen Page. If they made a movie that consisted entirely of her eating soup and talking to a cat, I’d see it. And I’d love it. I’m weird, moving on.

Drew Barrymore directed, and joining Ellen are Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig and Alia Shawkat (Maeby from Arrested Development!)

Totally girl-centric (not just that but super-talented girls, as well) and looks like it paints these girls as passionate and powerful. I’m psyched!

Thanks to Appetite for Equal Rights for the heads up!

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