Ending Sridevi Day With The Beginning, Her First Movie Moondru Mudichu

This is really an unbelievable performance. As in, you watch the movie, enjoy the movie, then look it up and discover that it was Sridevi’s first adult role and she was only 13 and go “I don’t believe it”.

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In Honor of Sridevi’s Birth Anniversary, Who is Your Favorite Working Actress of a Certain Age?

Sridevi! Was a star from 13 to 54, but I want to focus on the last few years. Generally women of a certain age aren’t given good roles, but she came out with Puli, Mom, and English/Vinglish proving that wrong. In her honor, let’s share our favorite actresses of a certain age who are still working and proving their strength.

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Happy Birthday Sridevi! A Review of Your Final Film, Dark and Strong and Feminist, Mom

I’ve reposted this review a bunch of times, but turns out that I never added on the “no spoiler” part to a repost before. So, yaaaay! Something to read if you are deciding if you want to watch this movie and don’t want to be spoiled! And then spoilers after the SPOILER bar, if you do want to be spoiled.

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What Should We Watch on Friday? Sridevi Movie, Shahrukh Movie, Saaho, Love Aaj Kal 2020?

Or none of the above! I know the flavor of the movie I want to watch on Friday, I want one that tastes like silliness and sunshine, and that kind of free feeling of walking down the street and smiling and smelling the asphalt and hearing the traffic go by and swinging your purse. But I don’t know what movie that is.

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Gumrah: Bob Christo Sex Scene, BOB CHRISTO SEX SCENE!!!!!!

I could talk about Mahesh Bhatt, or Sanjay Dutt, or Sridevi of course. Or the Hong Kong setting or the crazy plot twists. But for the small community of DCIB, and the even smaller sub-section of DCIB that would be interested in an average film of the mid-90s, I feel that BOB CHRISTO SEX SCENE is what is most likely to get you excited.

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Bad Girls Month Tamil: Puli! Watch Sridevi Sweep About in Crazy Crowns!

This is a silly silly movie. If you feel the need for total escapism and fantasy and just wacky weird insanity, this movie is here for you. Also, it isn’t very good. Oh, and I know I am all late and backed up on my reviews, I’m gonna catch up this weekend. It’s just been a lazy week.

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Bad Girls Month: Let’s Talk Definitions! “Bad” and “Strange” and “Good”

Bad Girls month, woo-hoo! Let’s see if this brings views back. Or if I just have to wait until there is another big movie in theaters people are excited about. Or do drugs and rock ‘n roll to go along with my very popular “sex” week.

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Two Kinds of Fandom, Another Not Conclusive Thinky Post

Again, I don’t necessarily have a conclusion for this, it is just the beginning of thoughts and I’m not sure where they should be going. But there is such a nice interesting discussion going on the last thinky post on stardom, that I want to keep the thinking going.

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Valentine’s Week of Sex TGIF: Which Classic Actress Image is the Sexiest?

Objectifying women is wrong. BUT! If an entire image is carefully crafted, with the full participation of the model, to evoke sexuality, they we aren’t objectifying, we are talking about Art. You’ll see, these aren’t like “oo, I can see her breast” photos, these are classic elaborate really beautiful images. But which is the BEST?

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Hindi Film 101: Arjun Kapoor, An Average Actor and an Amazing Human Being (warning: you will cry)

Merry Christmas Angie! And Merry Christmas to all of us, because while I find Arjun unremarkable as an actor, as a person I find him surprisingly inspiring and, a strange word to use for a movie actor, but maybe a little bit Noble?

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Intro to Rajinikanth: 5 Films to Watch Before Darbar

I’m not a southern film expert, like, AT ALL. But I do know enough to suggest 5 films that might help you to understand why Rajini Sir is such a big deal, and what he means to people. Because I just went through that journey myself and these are the 5 films that helped me. And apparently his next film is going to be big BIG (since just the first look poster got a cross-language release), so now is a good time to study up.

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TGIF: For Pride, The Best Queer Images of Indian Film (Obviously, Shahrukh is Best Daddy)

“Queer”= anything non-gender normative. Can be drag, can be transexuals/Hijras, can be a male-male couple, can be a female-female couple, whatever! And to help, I called on my friend who is a pansexual drag queen with a degree in gender studies currently working at a Queer history museum. Just so you can relax, all of these photos were approved by a qualified expert.

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Sunday ReRun: Mom! Sridevi’s Last Role, A Heroine Who Was Worthy of Her Talents

If you haven’t seen the film and want to see this movie as it was intended, DON’T READ ON.  Read my non-spoiler review instead.  It’s one of those movies that works best if it surprises you.  But if you have seen it already (or never plan to, or just hate surprises), then you can read on.

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Female Lead Films in Hindi Outside of the Standard List

I already did action film and rom-com lists to match this.  My goal is, once you have finished the list of DVDs recommended on websites, or by the librarian, or handed to you in the DVD store, what next?  And there is a surprisingly long list of films with strong female central characters in Hindi film.

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