#SorryNotSorry: Time To Watch These Unapologetically Feminist Flicks
Showbiz & Celebrity May 04, 2018
With the recent trailer launch of the multi-starrer Veere Di Wedding and the upcoming Ocean’s 8, we can be sure that strong feminist movies are going to be in full force this year. Bold, bad-ass women who hold their own further pushes the boundaries of female empowerment. Veere Di Wedding has women swearing profusely and talking openly about sexism – the film’s hashtag is #ImNotaCHICKFlick. In anticipation of these films, we are going to take a look back at some of the most unapologetically feminist movies in recent years. So dive in as it’s time to watch these unapologetically feminist flicks!
Kangana Ranaut was brilliant as the strong and independent woman who goes on her honeymoon alone after her fiancé cancels the wedding. It’s one of those movies you won’t regret watching.
Former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat trains his two daughters to wrestle and succeed at the Commonwealth Games in the face of societal oppression. It’s a different take on women in society and how one can defy the odds.
This film hits all the right notes and is among the first films to tackle the taboo subject of mental health openly. Also, strong women are in front of the camera (Alia Bhatt) and behind the lens (director Gauri Shinde). Alia is portrayed as strong woman who deals with anxiety and depression through counselling. The fact that she is a independent working girl with a job as a cinematographer is even more empowering. Also, kudos to Shah Rukh Khan who chose to do a film where he plays second fiddle to Alia. He also gave a solid performance, nonetheless.
Sridevi excels as she portrayed a middle-aged woman who enrolls in an English class and reasserts herself as mother and wife demanding the respect she deserves.
A hard-hitting movie that shook everyone was the film Pink. Amitabh Bachchan plays the lawyer who paints a picture of society’s shallow rule-book for women and how their characters are ultimately sketched.
Finally we got a female-led superhero film with Wonder Woman – a first in over a decade and a first superhero film to be directed by a woman. Gal Gadot knocks it out of the park in this film and it’s about time.
The Ghostbusters reboot of the original brought four fantastic female leads to the forefront. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones bring gags and girl power, making this one hell of a feminist film.
Battle of the Sexes
The film follows the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, which became the most watched televised sports event of all time. It’s a perfect film to watch to prove that we are no longer in 1973 as the push for gender equality is at the forefront, now more than ever.
Vidya Balan kicks ass in this super entertaining thriller which follows a pregnant woman who is on a mission to find her husband.
Marriska is a passionate writer/blogger. Being born and raised in Dubai, this twenty-something is now exploring her new hometown, Toronto. She has a passion for fashion, entertainment and pop culture. Her portfolio includes a tete-a-tete with Nelly Furtado, Veronica Chail, Hema Malini, Sonu So...
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