Zofia Wijaszka
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Fangirlish 2019 Lists: Our Favorite Female Friendships In TV and Films

The year 2019 graced us with fantastic female leads who are strong and, most importantly – smart and self-sufficient. And one woman coupled with another one, creating a beautiful friendship – that’s something that helps society. Instead of backstabbing and…

(Wo)man Up: Maleficent and Her Evolution

After five years of restless waiting, Maleficent comes back, gracing the audience with her firm attitude and chilly manner. Robert Stromberg left the steer to Joachim Rønning, who created a beautiful yet intense tale about growing apart and family ties.…

(Wo)man Up: The Savior Trope in “Once Upon a Time”

Once Upon a Time premiered in 2011, continuing throughout seven seasons. The series, created by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, tells the story of the residents of a town called Storybrooke. Henry (Jared Gilmore), who lives in said town, receives a…

(Wo)man Up: The Search for Bernadette

She disappeared, and everybody is looking for her. But where did she go?  Where Did You Go, Bernadette? by Richard Linklater tells the story of Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett). Narrated by her daughter Bee (Emma Nelson), the audience joins all the…

(Wo)man Up: The War Between Men and Women in ‘American Horror Story: Apocalypse”

It seems like there is nothing better in October than a pumpkin spice drink, some carving, and a spooky atmosphere. But, we also have a variety of horror films and series that can make it even better. Last year, the month…

(Wo)man Up: The Power of Silence in ‘A Quiet Place’

In A Quiet Place, the sound of silence plays the most crucial role. The film, created by John Krasinski, which premiered in April of 2018, turned out to be a big hit. Although it wasn’t his debut (he earlier directed the film The…

(Wo)man Up: Invisible ‘Grace and Frankie’

Grace and Frankie made its debut in early May of 2015. The Netflix Original Series reunited Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin for the small screen. The series works within an immensely popular genre – dramedy, which means it holds components…

5 Things We Want to See in ‘AHS: 1984’

The time for the 80s outfits, music and serial killers in masks that bloody kill everybody on their way, has come! That’s pretty much the newest season of American Horror Story in a nutshell. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk decided to return…

(Wo)man Up: Galaxy of Women in ‘Orphan Black’

Orphan Black ended its final and fifth season in 2017, but there is reason for it to be praised again – and rightly so. Serial Box just recently released an audio-book narrated by Tatiana Maslany (the main actress), where the story from the…

‘(Wo)man Up: Fresh Look At ‘Girl, Interrupted’ And The Subject of Mental Health

I know what it’s like to want to die. How it hurts to smile. How you try to fit in but you can’t. How you hurt yourself on the outside, to try to kill the thing on the inside. That…

(Wo)man Up: Charlize Theron Shows How To “Fight Like a Girl” in ‘Atomic Blonde’

Atomic Blonde premiered in July 2017. The film, directed by David Leitch became a huge hit all around the world, scoring $100,121,713 dollars in the box office. Based on the graphic novel titled The Coldest City by Sam Hart and Antony Johnston, Atomic…

(Wo)man Up: Female Representation in ‘Ocean’s Eight’

It doesn’t really happen all that often that we see many female characters in one production. That’s why it was such a crucial moment for female representation when Ocean’s Eight was announced. I mean, can you name any movie where…

(Wo)man Up: Sisterhood in ‘Practical Magic’

The number of films and series with female-centric plots is growing, but the number is still lower than we’d want. In the past, however, we’ve had some terrific productions with strong women that are worth talking about and analyzing, even…