Girls on Film
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Girls on Film

The Complete History of the Women Who Broke Barriers and Redefined Roles

By Alicia Malone

On Movies, History, and Women  

With humor and honesty, Girls on Film looks at the good, the bad, and the unfairly written women in film. A celebration of the power of cinema and the hidden messages within media and culture, this collection of personal essays explores the women who inspired and confused a young film enthusiast.

A movie freak with a feminist message. In the tradition of feminist authors, film reporter Alicia Malone brings a collection of personal essays looking at the representation and impact of women on film. In addition to personal anecdotes and analysis, Girls on Film weaves in interviews from a diverse group of well-known women working in cinema today.

For fans of Trick Mirror and film books. A blend of women’s history books and film reviews, each chapter of Girls on Film looks at a female character representative of a stereotype or trope. As she explores hidden histories, Alicia connects these tropes to her very own journey in film.

In this authentic approach to film theory, you’ll find essays on:

  • The dumb blonde
  • The Cinderella transformation
  • The femme fatale

A follow-up to Backwards and in Heels and The Female Gaze, Girls on Film is the final book in Alicia’s women in cinema trilogy. If you enjoy feminism books, movie books, or cinema books—like Trick Mirror, You Play the Girl, Where the Girls Are, and Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!—then you’ll love Girls on Film.

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