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Kimberly Pierce

Freelance writer, screenwriter, editor.

Feminist Friday: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The relationship between Marilyn Monroe and feminism can best be described as problematic. Monroe, whose name and glamor have spanned the decades, played a number of iconic roles during her short career. However, a number of these characters are stereotypical “dumb blondes”. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of Monroe’s most famous films. Interestingly, the musical […]

Feminist Friday: Bell Book and Candle

The subject of witchcraft in history is one which is deeply tied to women’s issues and feminism. The depiction of witches in popular culture has evolved from the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz, to Samantha Stevens in Bewitched, and finally to the ladies of American Horror Story: Coven. […]

Feminist Friday: Gilda (1946)

The sub-genre of film noir is quite a complicated one, especially when viewed through a gendered lens. Made in 1946, Gilda is an iconic entry within the film movement, often rated alongside classics like: The Maltese Falcon and The Third Man. Gilda also stands as one of the most remembered femmes fatales in […]

Feminist Friday: Peeping Tom (1960)

At the time of its 1960 release, the British horror movie Peeping Tom found itself largely ignored by critics. However, in the months later, another little horror film called Psycho hit theaters and quickly became a hit with critics and audiences alike. While Peeping Tom isn’t as well-known as the […]