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Got a Girl Crush On: GAGC Issue #1 alumna, Jenny Slate in Obvious Child.

Obvious Child is a without apologies and unlikely romantic comedy written and directed by a woman, and about a woman seeking to get an abortion. This movie, while at times may be slightly forced, is important. Before some of you may write this off as liberal pro-choice propaganda, I urge you to see it. It’s crass, it’s emotional, it’s funny.

"We made the feature in response to a bunch of romantic comedies that were about unplanned pregnancy and ended in childbirth,” she explains. “I liked Knocked Up a lot, and I liked Juno and Waitress. But they are the reason why we made this movie as a reaction.”

The choice to terminate a pregnancy is rarely shown anywhere in our culture, she continues: “Especially in movies, they never let the woman make the other choice — or even say the word ‘abortion.’” (—Director Gillian Robespierre)

For more, check out Fresh Air interview with director Gillian Robespierre & Jenny Slate with Terry Gross

Got a Girl Crush On: Greta Gerwig in Frances Ha

Hard to believe I haven’t gushed my massive crush on GG yet! Written by and starring Gerwig, this is the one of the more heartfelt movies I’ve seen in awhile—and I went in knowing nothing about the movie and I feel safe to say this will be canonized next to the likes of Annie Hall (and I’ll leave it at that with you, dear reader).

Make a date with your lady-friends to see it and go feel a lot of feels.

Got a Girl Crush On: Patty from “The Jerk”

Style idol.

Got a Girl Crush On: Roberta Martin from “Now and Then”

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The second best thing about Now and Then—after the soundtrack—is the fashion. And while there’s a lot to love about Teeny’s pudding-boob-enhancing tops and Chrissy’s pink everything, the one who cares the least about clothes does it best. See how Roberta—played by Christina Ricci, she of the perfect forehead—plays it. 

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Got a Girl Crush On: Calamity Jane 

"Never was a glibber fibber or a cuter shooter"

Doris Day in a 50s romp as Calamity Jane (1953) based on the life of Martha Jane Canary.

Got a Girl Crush On: Hey Girlfriend!: Girls’ Lena Dunham Curates BAM Film Series

BAMcinématek presents Hey Girlfriend! Lena Dunham Selects, an eight-film series centered on the theme of female friendships. Coming to BAM between April 2-8, the series is curated byDunham, the creator and star of Tiny Furniture as well asHBO’s forthcoming series Girls (and an occasional PAPERcontributor). Both of Dunham’s projects, which examine post-college life in New York through the lens of the director and her cohorts, draw from female relationship movies like The Last Days of Disco (1998), Girlfriends (1978) and This is My Life (1992), which will all be screened throughout the week.  

(via bbook)

Got a Girl Crush On: Hey Girlfriend!: Girls’ Lena Dunham Curates BAM Film Series

BAMcinématek presents Hey Girlfriend! Lena Dunham Selects, an eight-film series centered on the theme of female friendships. Coming to BAM between April 2-8, the series is curated byDunham, the creator and star of Tiny Furniture as well asHBO’s forthcoming series Girls (and an occasional PAPERcontributor). Both of Dunham’s projects, which examine post-college life in New York through the lens of the director and her cohorts, draw from female relationship movies like The Last Days of Disco (1998), Girlfriends (1978) and This is My Life (1992), which will all be screened throughout the week.  

(via bbook)


Got a Girl Crush On: Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller in The Artist

When was the last time you came out of a movie theater smiling ear-to-ear and wanting to click your heels as you walked down the sidewalk? The Artist was pure unadulterated magic and Bérénice Bejo is its grinning, tap-dancing magician.
If this doesn’t win a basket of Oscars I will boycott the film industry indefinitely!!

Got a Girl Crush On: Bérénice Bejo as Peppy Miller in The Artist

When was the last time you came out of a movie theater smiling ear-to-ear and wanting to click your heels as you walked down the sidewalk? The Artist was pure unadulterated magic and Bérénice Bejo is its grinning, tap-dancing magician.

If this doesn’t win a basket of Oscars I will boycott the film industry indefinitely!!

Got a Girl Crush On: Julie Delpy
Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are some magical magical pieces of film (and, as luck should have it—a third is in the works!). So is 2 Days in Paris (which she wrote, directed, and starred in). She cut her proverbial acting teeth in a freakin’ Godard film to boot!
J.D. is sassy, feisty, sultry, has amazing comedic timing, and as Meighan from My Love For You properly surmised, “totally bonkers at all the right moments”.
And, what do you know, girl can also sing too.

Can’t wait for more Delpy on Hawke action!
(via thebrookelynway)

Got a Girl Crush On: Julie Delpy

Before Sunrise and Before Sunset are some magical magical pieces of film (and, as luck should have it—a third is in the works!). So is 2 Days in Paris (which she wrote, directed, and starred in). She cut her proverbial acting teeth in a freakin’ Godard film to boot!

J.D. is sassy, feisty, sultry, has amazing comedic timing, and as Meighan from My Love For You properly surmised, “totally bonkers at all the right moments”.

And, what do you know, girl can also sing too.

Can’t wait for more Delpy on Hawke action!

(via thebrookelynway)

Got a Girl Crush On: Jean Seberg in Breathless

Her french is totally Américain flecked (but, hey—I can only speak bare bones French and Spanish, so I am not one to make-fun), but she’s just so DAMNED CUTE!

Ohhh my kingdom for a non-misshapen noggin to be able to rock that pixie cut!

Got a Girl Crush On: Desire's Under Your Spell

Been listening to the 80s synth-tastic soundtrack from DRIVE since Friday (it’s super stylized and super campy) and loving this Montreal-based lady-lead pop group.

[album version here]