Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge Is The Visceral Feminist Thriller You’ve Been Waiting For

**Trigger Warning** This is a review of a rape-revenge film and does talk about rape and sweet, sweet revenge.

Whether it’s simply a matter of good timing or the foresight of a visionary, the rape-revenge thriller is making a comeback. On the heels of the #Metoo Movement French director Coralie Fargeat is taking advantage of the climate with the release of her debut film “Revenge.” It’s a post-modern rape-revenge thriller that feels like it was directed by Patrick Bateman and written in a collaborative effort of every woman ever wronged by a man, ever. And it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

Jen (Matilda Lutz) and Richard (Kevin Janssens) emerge from a helicopter in the middle of a desert like a Tom Ford ad from hell. Jen is all vapid nothingness in the way that makes IG stars out of women just like her. She’s the combined efforts of trashy blonde extensions, an out of this world ass and the ticking clock of her youth. Jen’s accompanied by her French sugar daddy Richard who lets her blow him and then has the audacity to take a call from his wife. But…he’s rich and he’s got the abs of a deranged sociopath, so she obviously forgives him for this transgression and the two canoodle the night away.

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Desi Linden Is The First American Woman In 33 Years To Win The Boston Marathon

In 2018 women continue to make waves with their achievements. Over the weekend, American runner, Desi Linden crushed the 2018 Boston Marathon being the first woman since 1985 to win the race. And not only that, 7 U.S. women finished in the top 10 of the epic race, including female runner Shalane Flanagan, who was favored to win but placed 6th.

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Abbi & Illana Bid Farewell To Broad City The Show To End After 5 Seasons

Comedy Central’s feminist comedy juggernaut “Broad City” will come to an end when it airs it’s fifth and final season in early 2019. The comedy duo behind the show, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer won’t be leaving fans high and dry. The two signed a first-look television deal with Comedy Central parent company Viacom that already has three projects in the works with Comedy Central.

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Model & Activist Leyna Bloom Campaigns To Be The First Trans Woman Of Color To Walk In A Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Iconic underwear brand Victoria’s Secret debuted their runway show in 1993, over 23 years ago and a lot has changed since then. Including, leading campaigns that are more inclusive in the world of fashion. However, VS has famously struggled with casting models who are women of color and more recently, trans. Trans model and activist, Leyna Bloom wants to change this by becoming the brand’s first trans WOC to ever walk the iconic Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show runway.

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America’s Next Generation Rises To The Occassion With National Walkout Day In Support Of Gun Control Reform

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It’s only been a month since the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students staged a nationwide protest to put an end to gun violence.

Classrooms disbanded and students stood up and walked out of their classrooms in unprecedented numbers that haven’t been seen since the Vietnam War protests in the late 1960s.

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Mattel, Barbie & The White Washing Of Frida Kahlo

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To celebrate International Women’s Day this year Barbie’s manufacturer Mattel Inc., decided to dropped their latest line of dolls they’re calling “Inspiring Women.”

The line includes tributes to the first woman to fly across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart, NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson and iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo…but not everyone is pleased with Mattel’s designer depiction of these iconic women.

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Hollywood Pimps Inclusivity At The Oscars With The Inclusion Rider But What Is It?

Hollywood does this fun trick where it picks and chooses from popular forward thinking topics so that it looks like it isn’t run exclusively by white men and (some) women. Which is why this years 90th Annual Academy Awards ceremony was so interesting. It was an awards show poised as both an apology for not only an industry that exhibits exclusionary behavior buy predatory too.

To offset everything the #MeToo movement brought up this years Oscars tried to prove Hollywood is finally woke, dammit. And to set this message home, many of Hollywood’s biggest names came forth with a variety of messages. One of the biggest messages sent was by Frances McDormand at the end of her acceptance speech for best actress in “3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” with a mic drop that not everyone understood:

“We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Invite us into your office in a couple of days, or you can come to ours, whichever suits you best, and we’ll tell you all about them. have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: Inclusion rider.”

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