Joined by returning special guest Liza, Timmie and Michael discuss the importance of strong leading ladies in television, some of their top picks, and why 50 Shades of Grey is the worst on NJAM’s first Women in Cinema installment.
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A. Special Guest: Liza Marie Johnston-Siegel [00:00:45]
B. Why isn’t Ryan here?
C. First installment of a recurring series
II. Women in Cinema [00:02:27]
A. Why this topic?
B. We want to see positive female role models
- Don’t need men to help or save them
- Drive the plot forward
- Make their own decisions
- Aren’t overly obsessed with the male leads and what they’re/how they’re doing
III. What are our qualifiers? [00:10:00]
IV. Shows and Characters [00:16:55]
A. The X-Files (1993-2002): Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson)
B. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003): Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
C. Gilmore Girls (2000-2007): Lorelei (Lauren Graham) Rory (Alexis Bledel)
Strong Featured Characters: Sookie (Melissa McCarthy) and Emily (Kelly Bishop)
D. Six Feet Under (2001-2005): Claire (Lauren Ambrose) Ruth (Frances Conroy)
E. The Clone Wars (2008-2014): Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein)
F. Parks and Recreation (2009-): Lesley Knope (Amy Poehler)
G. Dollhouse (2009-2010): Echo (Elisa Dushku) Adelle DeWitt (Olivia Williams)
H. The Fall (2013-): Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson)
I. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008) and The Legend of Korra (2012-)
V. Conclusions [01:14:00]
A. As audience members we need to demand more strong female characters
B. It’s not just a TV show, it’s an influence on future and current generations
C. Why 50 Shades of Grey????!!!!
VI. Mini Segments [01:22:38]
A. Things Michael Should Have Seen: The Breakfast Club (1985)
B. Critically Acclaimed Films that Actually Suck: Philadelphia (1993)
The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.
This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.