Girls in Capes

Women, men & minorities in geek culture and pop culture

Sisterly Love in Lilo and Stitch

“Throughout the film, Nani tries to keep the household together while also looking for work to support herself and Lilo. There are moments in the film where she and Lilo have heart-to-heart talks about their situation.”

May 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Kill Bill and Quentin Tarantino’s Love Letter to Asian Cinema

It’s no surprise that Quentin Tarantino, the director of Pulp Fiction (1994), Kill Bill Vol. 1 and 2 (2003 and 2004), and Django Unchained (2012), has a huge respect for … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Princess Mononoke and Miyazaki’s Women

In order to grow your audience, you must betray their expectations. – Hayao Miyazaki Note: This review contains spoilers. Before viewing Princess Mononoke for the first time, I (and I am … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 5 Comments

Supergirls, Imaginary Friends, and Ponies: The Continuing Success of Lauren Faust

“Girls like stories with real conflict; girls are smart enough to understand complex plots; girls aren’t as easily frightened as everyone seems to think.”

March 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

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