Tag: Netflix

New Superhero Movie Depicts Women as Heroes

By Jessie Tu Even before Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer appear on screen in Netflix’s latest film Thunder Force, I was teary with emotional solidarity. “I’m not a nerd, I’m smart. There’s a difference,” a young Emily Stanton (played by Spencer) shouts at her bullies. Along comes Lydia Berman, (played by McCarthy)– a strong teenager who rescues the vulnerable girl on…

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‘Sitara: Let Girls Dream’ by Sharmeen comes to Netflix

Netflix will release the animated short Sitara: Let Girls Dream from two-time Oscar-winning and three-time Emmy-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Titled Sitara: Let Girls Dream, the moving story centers on a 14-year-old girl named Pari who dreams of being a pilot, while growing up in a society that doesn’t allow her to dream. “Young girls everywhere still face considerable hurdles in achieving their dreams. Sitara embodies that struggle;…

Workin’ Moms Creator Catherine Reitman Gets Real About Parenthood

If there’s anyone who knows what it’s like to be a working mom, it’s Catherine Reitman. With the release of Workin’ Moms’ second season on Netflix, Reitman, who co-created the show with husband Philip Sternberg, opened up to PEOPLE about her own struggles as a working mother and the inspiration behind her hit show. Before the show’s conception — they’re currently filming…