As the title suggests, we will be posting our feminist film theorist of the month who have made an impact on modern culture. Suggestions welcomed,  please email us at: wifse15@gmail.com or tweet us at @WIFSE15


APRIL 2016

bell hooks 

The feminist theorist and social activist, bell hooks deserves first place in our monthly shout out to feminist film theorists. hooks’ Reel to Real, which was published in 1996 (original title: Reel To Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies), is a book to own and re-read for the continuous discourse on women in film. Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have It moved hooks to write her first essay about a film, and Reel to Real reinforces how film matters in our culture. The Oppositional Gaze (Chapter 19) to Cool Cynicism (Chapter 6), these classic and more recent essays allow hooks to take you on a compelling and critical journey.




Cover: Reel to Real
Published by Routledge



bell hooks interviewed by Ken Paulson on Speaking Freely, March 2016