Flipping The Script Upside Down: Women And Girls With Agency In Stranger Things Season Three

“Forget “strong female character.” Aim for: “Woman or girl with agency.” One who makes decisions, affects the story, pushes the plot.” – Chuck Wendig I came across this excellent quote from Chuck Wendig the other day, and it gave me pause due to the truth it holds when it comes to challenging our perspective on…

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INTERVIEW: Mixtapes, Metaphors, and a Meditation On Grief with A.I. White -‘Starfish’ (2019)

Never before have I seen a film quite like Starfish, which is perhaps why it’s stayed with me long after watching it. This unique and introspective sci-fi-horror hybrid centers around Aubrey (Virginia Gardner), a girl mourning the recent death of her friend Grace (Christina Masterson) when she suddenly finds herself completely alone in the world—in…

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Embracing Your Inner Child In A Grown-Up World: What ‘Christopher Robin’ and ‘Unicorn Store’ Can Teach Us

At what point do we decide something we once loved dearly is too childish, meant to be left forever in the past as we venture forward into the mysterious phase of life known as adulthood? And why do we, as a society, find ourselves suddenly discouraged from the very expression of imagination that was encouraged…

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International Women’s Day 2019: Women We Admire in TV & Film

For International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD19), I thought it would be interesting to find out about some wonderful women from film and television, both fictional and not, that my fellow Flip Screen writers find inspiring. This article was born from that thought, and I’ve absolutely loved being able to read their perspectives and also share…

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Falling In Love Through Song: The Appeal Of The Indie Musical Romance

Picture this: it’s Valentine’s Day and you’ve already made plans for a date night in with your significant other/friends/self – you get the idea. You have dinner prepared and lighting to set the mood… all that’s missing is the perfect film to watch. Well, if you happen to love music as much as you love…

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Marvel’s Runaways: Deanoru and the (Super) Power of Representation

It’s not always easy to find good LGBTQ+ representation in the media, especially when it comes to queer female characters. Sure, they exist, but the reality is they’re few and far between, often relegated to playing supporting roles within other characters’ stories. Sometimes their sexuality is treated as nothing but a joke, merely serving as…

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Top 9 Iconic Moments of the Nine-Nine

After briefly getting axed by FOX last year in a move that spawned a great deal of internet backlash – which in turn led to NBC swooping in to rescue it within a day – the fan favourite cop comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine makes a triumphant return to our television screens this week. Created by Michael…

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