Is This Movie Feminist?

Yes it is.
I've talked with more than a few people - friends, family, acquaintances - about the movie who have put that question to me with a skeptical tone when I happen to mention the the F word in our conversation. It always strikes me as a strange question because it seems obvious to me that this movie is feminist. I forget how problematic the word "feminist" is though. I mean, there is, to understate the issue, a stigma associated for many people.
Charlie has been reading Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, a 2000 book dealing largely with the plight of 3rd wave feminism. Today he made a suggestion, inspired by his reading, about how to approach this question.
We should simply answer that, yes, it is a feminist movie, and if they ask what feminism is, say it's what we're doing.
I like it. Uncluttered and actually about as true an answer as one could put forth.
Check out a relevant excerpt from the book HERE.


Work Continues

Man, Its been way too long since we posted here. Trisha and Charlie (me) had a whirlwind vacation right after the Sneak Peak (which went great!) Since then we've finished off four more scenes and counting. I know the biggest question I've been getting is, "When will it be done?" and my best guess is three...four months...if all goes well. I am going to set up a little scene counter on here so you guys can track my progress as I whittle these scenes down. I think it'll give everyone a good perspective of how fast I can work and I actually how much work is going into this baby (A little!)

Today I am tracking all the signage from our Conference scene. It was one of the largest groups we put together and it took quite a while to shoot. We also did dolly and tracking shots that day which always add to the time. (especially when our "flextrack" ie. industrial hose- doesn't want to cooperate.) For all you nerds out there I am tracking with Mocha AE and it works excellent. We shot all our signs as white board though and I think that mocha would much rather have color. Something to remember.