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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Question

It may be that I'm just tired, as it is the ass-crack of dawn and I haven't gone to bed yet, but I can't seem to think of any lady-based (all-female leads) film for which the plot does not hinge upon romance, motherhood/family, or the struggle to balance career with romance or motherhood/family. Please suggest some. Remember, female leads, but not about romance or family. Thanks. Now that I'm restedish, I feel as though someone has already asked this question. Keidra, did you already ask this?

6 Comments:

At 4/07/2005 08:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if documentaries count in your tally but the first one I could think of this documentary called Daughters of Everest, about the first ever expedition of women Sherpas to climb the mountain.

And... gorillas in the mist! There might be a boy in that story, I don't really remember.

I like this question, so I will ask around in the Yang Lab and the Cedarhouse

(from Natalie)

 
At 4/07/2005 03:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Contact" with Jodie Foster...I know that there is romance in the film, but the film itself is not about romance. Also, speaking of Jodie Foster, there's also "The Accused."

(from Keidra's "big sis")

 
At 4/07/2005 06:27:00 PM, Blogger Dragonslayer said...

How's about Point of No Return, or for that matter the original La Femme Nikita. I've only seen the former, but I don't recall much romance.

Other movies I've not seen, but have a female leads, and don't seem to be "romantic": Girl Fight, Mean Girls, Million Dollar Baby.

Was there romance in either Tomb Raider films? I can't remember.

I'm basically thinking along the lines of what films have kick-ass female leads or action hero female leads.

Oooh. Norma Rae, but I think it has the family element.

OK, I'm done.

 
At 4/07/2005 06:41:00 PM, Blogger K. said...

I've never asked this, but its a good question.

I hear "Miss Congeniality 2" has two female leads without romantic interests or family ties. No, I haven't seen it.

Does "All About Eve" count?

 
At 4/08/2005 02:43:00 PM, Blogger Mary said...

I keep leaving and coming back but I still can't think of one.

 
At 4/08/2005 04:56:00 PM, Blogger Death said...

The Colour Purple
Basic Instinct
all the Alien movies
Supercop
Carrie
The Cell
The Grifters
Jackie Brown
Foxy Brown
Silence of the lambs
African Queen
Deadmen’s walk
Kill bill
Kill bill two
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

 

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