Women on screen

I get contacted by women and girls who are now interested in science and women will write me and say, ‘If I’d had this movie when I was a kid I’d be an engineer by now.’ It’s important to be able to show women in science, women in STEM. I’d love to do more of that. … the more you show of women in these professional careers, it really helps.
—  Ghostbusters director Paul Feig on the importance of depicting women in STEM on screen
You want poise and presence? Turn to the movies. Rent a few movies with Sophia Loren, Faye Dunaway, Angela Bassett, and Marlene Dietrich. Women who fill the screen with elegant power and complex strength. Watch how they move, sit, and talk. Soak it up! All of us are in such a hurry today, we probably don’t even notice the real women around us who’ve got grace and charisma. With movies at least you can hit the pause button.
—  Kimora Lee Simmons

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY: A wlw version

Is this the real life?
Or are they baiting me?
Is this a new gay ship,
That I can see on my TV?

Already too late.
I’ve chosen the fate for me…..
I’m just a queer girl, spends to long on AO3

Although the stray bullets,
my OTPS,
Despite all of,
The history
I’m hooked on a ship that may not ever be… ever be…

Canon.
It seems to me.
That two women on the screen,
Can really only be seen as..
Gal pals. Why is this the case?
Why can’t they just go kiss each other’s faccceeee.

Shipping, ooohhhhhh
You see all it really takes,
Is a prolonged hug, stare or romantic gesture
For them to be, my OTP and all-time new obsession.

Althooooouuugh,
we should mention.
That we do actually have our share,
Of canon couples who now share some…
Screen time on our TVs,
But let’s be truuueee
The White Guy™ has more screen time than they ever dooooooo.

*cough* sanvers *cough*

Writers. Here’s a few tips,
If you wanna please the queers,
Here’s a list of things you really shouldn’t do……

(Gay Instrumental #1)

First here’s the thing all queer characters should be:
BULLETPROOF,
BULLETPROOF, (just take a look at jroth).
All stray bullets are a no,
For a gay girls way to go, see:
Hint hint Lexa. (Hint hint Lexa.)
Hint hint Lexa. (Hint hint Lexa.)
We won’t ever let that go….
Let that go-o-o-o-o.

It’s really tiring, seeing the same storyline.
Surely you should be trying, saving a queer from time to time.
At least until the end of the season three.

Lesbians, and bullets, aren’t one of the same.
NICOLE HAUGHT. Oh, can you see that on her chest. (Can you seeeee)
NICOLE HAUGHT. It’s a bulletproof vest. (How trippyyyyy)
NICOLE HAUGHT. A bulletproof vest. (I’m impressed)
A bulletproof vest (I’m impressed)
Oh yes, they are the best.
Stops every gay mess, oh

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh

Oh, learn-from-Andras, learn-from-Andras, (she really likes the gays)
Or make the queer females all immortal like Delphine,
Delphine…

DELPHHHHIIIINNNNEEEEE.

(Gay instrumental #2)

Also remember that happy endings exisssttt.
And that queer couples can also live in blissss.
Root, Shaw; that wounds kinda still raw.
Arizona and Callie, Greys Anatomy what the hell?

So if you’re still struggling,
To write successfully,
Maybe you can just watch,
A show called Carmilla (season three).

Won’t ever let that go…..

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Moonlight (2016)

Directed by Barry Jenkins

Cinematography by James Laxton

Canadian Boys l Shawn Mendes Imagine.

prompt: Shawn & (y/n) managed to go from ‘dream couple’ to a messy relationship in front of the cameras, and Shawn doesn’t seem to accept that his ex has decided to move on with the one and only, Justin Bieber.

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Shawn could feel his cheeks heating up as Ellen started a game of Who’d You Rather.

“Rihanna or Sophia Bush?” Ellen asked and pictures of both women appeared on the screen behind him.

“Sophia Bush, no doubt.” he said confidently.

“Hmm, looks like you had your mind already done,” she teased him. “Okay, Sophia Bush or Kendall Jenner?”

“Sophia Bush.” he answered with a hint of laughter on his voice.

“Wow, you’re very sure of yourself.” Ellen said and he shrugged. “Sophia Bush or Margot Robbie?”

“Oh, no! You can’t do that!” he said making the audience laugh. “Ugh, Margot Robbie.” he answered and the audience ooh-ed.

“Margot Robbie or Camila Cabello?” Ellen asked and Shawn shook his head.

“Camila is a friend, so…” he started but the host interrupted him.

“She sure is,” Ellen said, earning laughs from the audience. “So, Camila or…”

“You didn’t let me finish!” Shawn complained laughing.

“It doesn’t matter, it’s my show,” Ellen joked. “Camila Cabello or (y/n) (y/l/n)?”

Shawn felt his cheeks heating up profusely. “They both are very good friends…”

“Oh, is there something you aren’t telling me, Shawn?” Ellen asked.

“No! Of course no.”

“Then answer the question.” Ellen said smiling and looking to the screen where there was Camila and you.

Shawn bit the inside of his cheek. “(y/n), she’s amazing.” he answered and everyone seemed happy with his answer.

“Then I guess we have a winner!” Ellen announced as another picture of you filled the large screen. “Shawn Mendes everybody!”


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I just felt like doing a thing of all the on-screen women in Hamilton just cus

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Member: Kai | EXO

Genre: Smut

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a/n - i saw the logan trailer and got inspired, enjoy - ♤

summary: Being the good girl was a role you never played in your life. 


It was a normal day in the city.

It was in the brisk of afternoon, adults were tending to their daily jobs, kids were attending school as some were getting off from school. The busy sounds of city life, the cars running, the horns blaring, and the chatter amongst people, were adorning the lively streets of the downtown metro area. You were also a part of your own lively day, just in your own apartment, music blaring as you twirled around, singing, dancing as you moved around your living room apartment. Your eyes would look at the TV waiting for the news report to begin as you began to water your strung up plants that hung from their respective places.

Earlier you had caught the morning news, the reporters telling you to watch later for a special report on a crime that had taken place downtown late last night. The article of course piqued your interest like any viewer would. However, your reasoning for being into the story was quite different from other reasons people would watch such a story.

Way different.

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I love that this show has such shining and diverse examples of strong women as regulars. It means so much that they’re all so different, even of different generations. I wish we had more TV shows in which all women are held in esteem.

Can we talk about Dorothy Vaughan for a minute?

Now don’t get me wrong, I am so here for Katherine and Mary. I have a thing for competence, and this is genius level we’re talking about, for both of them.

But Dorothy, she’s something else entirely, you know? She’s not just a genius, though teaching yourself Fortran from a book and an ancient IBM manual… my grandma went to school for that in the 60s. All but one of her classmates (all male) dropped out because it was too hard. This was the punchcard era. Just being self-taught in computer programming in that era was enough to qualify anyone as a genius.

But that’s not all Dorothy Vaughan did. She learned Fortran from a book and a manual, and then she figured out how to teach it to other people. While they were still working and filling their quotas every day. Let’s also note the fact that she recognized a threat to her position and, instead of looking on resignedly, came up with a plan to address it and to raise the status of herself and her team through this obvious danger to their jobs.

The phrase I’m looking for is “brilliant tactician”. The sheer number of different skills and intelligences involved in this entire process is mind-boggling. That one person could and did contain them all just leaves me in awe. That she also cared enough about her team to make sure everyone came along, that is everything to me. So amazing.

Truth is more awesome than fiction, because if you wrote a character like that, no one would believe you. But because Dorothy Vaughan really existed and has finally had her story presented to large numbers of people, we can now finally get women like that on screen. Hyper-competent women who can do a multitude of amazing things while still caring about the women around them. Women who protect and lead and teach other women. Women who inspire and who fight in the realm of knowledge and planning.

Move over, Joseph Bell. I want the next literary trend to be hundreds of stories about incredibly competent women of color changing the world, all based on real women who already did.