Archive for May, 2012

Great stuff in Seattle this weekend as Wonder Women! The Untold History of American Superheroines comes to Seattle’s International Film Festival for its West Coast Debut!

That means this weekend you have three opportunities to see a 30 foot Ink-Stained Amazon!

Photo Credit: Anita Sarkeesian

More importantly, that’s three chances to see Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines at the Seattle International Film Festival!

The film will be screening: Saturday, May 26, 3:30 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center: Sunday, May 27, 4 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre: Monday, May 28, 6 p.m. at the Harvard Exit

WONDER WOMEN! will also be part of a free panel during the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) titled “Sheroes in Media: Women and Girls Changing the Game.” It will take place Saturday, May 26, 7:30 p.m. at the SIFF Film Center.

Join Kristy Guevara-Flanagan: Director, WONDER WOMEN!; Jennifer K. Stuller: Author, Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology and Programming Director for GeekGirlCon; Daniel Tayara: Reel Grrls youth filmmaker; Megan Gaiser, Chief Creative Strategy Officer and former CEO of Her Interactive, and Marta Smith, IGNITE: Inspiring Girls Now In The Technology Evolution, as they discuss how women, both real and fictional, are represented in American culture. Who influences and controls the media messages we receive about strong women – and how are they internalized by consumers? The event is open to the public.

Can’t make the panel? No worries, we’ll be tweeting from it live over at @wonderwomandoc, hashtag #sheroesSIFF.

Wednesday May 9th, 2012, I will be talking about images of women in media and pop culture with the brilliant, Dr. Amy Peloff, at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse in the Greenwood neighborhood. Marcie Sillman of KUOW moderates!

This free event begins at 7 p.m. – though it’s recommended to arrive early for a seat. These have been seriously popular community evenings and conversations!

Humanities Washington’s Think & Drink program brings hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas to pubs and tasting rooms around the state. For more information, please visit

And for a taste of the discussion, Amy and I talked with Humanities Washington for their “5 Questions series 5 Questions – Stuller, Peloff Talk Harlots & Heroines in Advance of May 9 Think & Drink Event, By Abby Rhinehart for Spark Magazine.