It’s a good time for girls in the movies, this last weekend “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Frozen” (review coming soon) took the top two spots at the box office.
Of course, female representation in the film industry and in powerful (non-bitchy…for lack of a better word) lead roles still has a ways to go, but we’ll take the Girl on Fire and the Snow Queen for now.
And by take I mean gloat. I mean this glorious female film coup could have happened any weekend, but it didn’t. It happened during one of the biggest film weekends of the year, Thanksgiving weekend.
These two-gloriously girl-powered stories could have beat out any other movies, but they didn’t. They beat out the testosterone loaded “Thor: The Dark World” (which I love, but in the battle of the sexes sides must be chosen, and difficult decisions must be made).
All of these facts just make this cinematic step for woman-kind that much sweeter. So savor this moment ladies, it won’t last, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is coming. Have you ever seen a lady dwarf?
Still, maybe, just maybe this weekend is a sign of things to come. A girl can dream.
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