Inanity's Guest Post: The ladies who are more nitty-gritty than Sex and the City

Girls now we're about to have a first on the blog...A BOY! I know, I know! JB from Knifed in Venice has agreed to do a post for me. If you aren't familiar it is a film blog specialising in Grindhouse Cinema. On the blog we love vintage heck, it's all about vintage over here, so when the opportunity arose for JB to write a piece about the fierce, fabulous and fantastic femmes in vintage Grindhouse cinema I JUMPED, at the chance. When I asked JB to write the post it came off the back of us talking about how poor the roles for women in Hollywood are at the moment. I'll let him tell you himself, but this is a brilliant post for all you girls about the best kick ass women in cinema!

If you’re reading this blog, over the age of thirteen years of age and a female then in the eyes of Hollywood executives you are considered a niche market.  It’s actually amazing that in a city which is all about beauty and fashion and all things cosmetic (…all things) the primary export doesn’t even consider you to be within their marketing crosshairs.  That’s why if you’re a bloke there’s any number of genres out there which are marketed towards you…even when you’re neck high to a grass hopper and not even old enough to purchase your own ticket.  If you’re a woman and of birthing age then you’re on your own…I mean sure every once and a while they’ll placate you by offering up a romantic comedy starring Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Kate Hudson…honestly it doesn’t even matter who it stars it’s the same movie they’ve just changed the names (like the F.B.I files).

What’s genuinely amazing though is that it doesn’t need to be that way.  There’s a cinematic genre…nay movement that’s been in existence for decades that puts women in the driving seat and imbue all who set their peepers to watch.  The movement is exploitation.  Now I know what you’re saying “wait hold up, that’s all about women getting their jubblies out and men being monsters in a comedic and approving way” there is an element of that but if you’ve even seen or read any interviews with 70’s stars like Marlene Clark or Suzanne Reed would see it a lil different.  Yes there’s more than the usual amount of scenes in which these ladies expose their breasts for the sake of…nobody really knows why, it’s not crucial to the plot but what it does it place the female star in the driving seat while the men take a backseat (different right).  It’s essentially a trade off, there’s a degree of nudity sometimes even punishment overseen by the evil men but what they dish out they get back ten fold.  These movies are all about the strong female lead.  The Big Bird Cage sees women prisoners (including Pam Grier) tortured and broke by their male wardens but when they are broken out by revolutionary leader (Sid Haig) they attack and slaughter everyone involved in their incarceration.  The Switchblade Sisters sees a female knife gang rule the school and streets of California with a cut throat iron fist, these are strong confident women and the narrative is Shakespearian with starlets like Kitty Bruce and Robbie Lee in the typically masculine roles.

I’m sensing you’re starting to come round to this notion right?  Exploitation cinema is a little more than boobies and blades right?  Hell yeah, if you need even proof I offer you a wee challenge.  Can you name a film that has four female black stars in the prominent lead roles in which the narrative isn’t about keeping their man, finding their man, marriage or weddings or unicorns or rainbows?  I can, it’s an exploitation film called The Muthers…can you?

Your money is of equal value and worth to that of your male counterparts, hell you work the same hours in the same jobs and deal with the same problems yet yours (in the eyes of Hollywood) is of lesser value.  This is ridiculous, so the next time you plan a night in with the other half, a bottle of plonk, some Doritos (cool ones please nom!) and a DVD. Don’t allow Hollywood to placate you with their offerings, the 'it's terrible but it’s better than nothing' is not good enough.  Find yourself an exploitation movie that’s full of nitty-gritty strong women who kick ass and take names and if your guy comes back for more then shucks he’s a keeper.

To celebrate the feisty side of the fairer sex I have two Women based movies to stream from my blog [right here] for free.  There’s instructions at the bottom that will help you achieve the best results. 

It’s been a privilege to share the inside of my head one a prettier blog than my own.

John Baxter


Emma C-M said...

love this post and plus hav been introduced to a new blog. good post. interesting. xxx

John Baxter said...

Thanks very much.

E V E L Y N said...

Awwww Molly is adorable! Love Pugs :) xx

Sang Thai said...

Didier Deschamps : “Kami Memiliki Kans Juarai Euro 2016”

Agen Bola Melaporkan Berita Olahraga Terkini dan terbaru - Pelatih Timnas Prancis, Didier Deschamps mengutarakan pendapatnya mengenai partai Final Euro 2016 yang akan digelar tiga hari lagi. Deschamps berpendapat bahwa peluang timnya dan Portugal untuk menjuarai Euro 2016 sama besarnya, sehingga partai Final nanti diprediksi akan berlangsung dengan sengit.
Les Bleus sendiri resmi memastikan diri sebagai finalis kedua Euro 2016 setelah mereka menaklukan Jerman dengan skor 2-0 pada dini hari tadi. Mereka kurang selangkah lagi untuk meraih Trofi Euro ketiga mereka, di mana mereka harus mengalahkan Portugal untuk meraih tujuan tersebut.
Dihadapkan dengan Portugal di Partai Final, Deschamps mengaku siap dan ia menilai timnya punya peluang untuk menjadi juara. “Kami memiliki kans kami untuk menjuarai Euro 2016, dan Portugal juga peluang yang sama” beber Deschamps kepada ESPN.
“Meski berstatus sebagai tuan rumah dan kami baru saja mengalahkan Jerman tidak berarti kami punya kesempatan yang lebih besar untuk memenangkan Euro nanti. Kami percaya bahwa kami bisa memenangkan turnamen ini begitu pula dengan Portugal” tutup pelatih 47 tahun tersebut.

Sang Thai said...

Wenger Dikabarkan Incar Morata dan Lacazette

Agen Bola Melaporkan Berita Olahraga Terkini dan terbaru - Manajer Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, disebut masih amat ingin mendatangkan striker baru di musim panas, setelah klub disebut terlibat negosiasi dengan Alexandre Lacazette dan Alvaro Morata.
Wenger disebut amat kecewa ketika Jamie Vardy menolak kesempatan bergabung dengan The Gunners, setelah klausulnya aktif, namun sejak saat itu sang manajer memusatkan perhatian pada striker Lyon, Lacazette, dan bintang Real Madrid, Morata, menurut Goal International.
Olivier Giroud, yang sempat berbicara pada Wenger mengenai masa depannya sebelum Euro 2016, akan bermain sebagai striker utama tim musim depan, dan manajer Prancis ingin menutup bursa musim panas dengan mencari pemain baru yang bisa bersaing dengan sosok berusia 29 tahun.
Morata sendiri baru bergabung dengan Real Madrid dari Juventus bulan lalu dan ia diperkirakan akan dijual lagi untuk memberi keuntungan pada timnya. Chelsea juga tertarik dengan pemain yang sama, namun Arsenal juga tidak akan menyerah begitu saja.
Sementara itu, Wenger juga diklaim akan mengincar bek Wolfsburg, Ricardo Rodriguez, untuk membenahi lini belakang The Gunners, yang sudah mulai dimakan usia.

Sang Thai said...

Pemain Portugal Mengaku Tegang Jelang Final Euro 2016

Agen Bola Melaporkan Berita Olahraga Terkini dan terbaru - Blaise Matuidi berkeras ia akan coba untuk melakukan semua persiapan dengan normal, jelang pertandingan final Euro 2016 antara Prancis dan Portugal di Stade de France akhir pekan ini.
Namun sosok berusia 29 tahun mengatakan bahwa nuansa ketegangan memang mulai menjalar di dalam tim.
“Saya tidak pernah mengalami situasi seperti ini sebelumnya, final Euro. Terkait persiapan pertandingan, tidak ada yang berubah, semuanya tetap sama,” tutur Matuidi pada Goal International.
“Saya terus berlatih, dan juga memakan makanan yang sama, tidur, itu semua hanya ada dalam pikiran anda. Saya mencoba untuk seminimal mungkin mengalami stress.”
“Memang ada ketegangan yang saya rasakan. Namun begitu kami ada di stadion nanti, kami akan melupakan semuanya dan kami akan bermain dengan cara terbaik dan juga meraih hasil yang kami inginkan.”
“Kami akan siap karena Minggu nanti akan menjadi pertandingan terpenting dalam hidup kami. Kami akan memberikan segalanya.”

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