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physicality compares to that of a man’s. Nor is it in how attractive a man sees her, or how integral she is to a male protagonist’s plot lines. In fact, it’s not qualiied in relation to a man at all.
Instead, this year ’s movies collectively showcase a diverse spectrum of female strength. This gamut spans in age (from the adolescents of
The Hate U Give and Madeline’s Madeline to the after-middle-aged ladies of Book Club and The Wife), in racial background (Crazy Rich Asians, Support the Girls, Annihilation,), and even in interpretations of motherhood (Wildlife, Tully, Private Life).
Whether tackling the humours of college campuses (Life of the Party), the antics of accidental espionage (The Spy Who Dumped Me) or the horrors of webcam pornography (Cam), each story presents, accepts and even celebrates each female character for the speciic and complex human being she is.
This year, the femaledriven fare on the big screen is rich, with more listings than this piece has space to include.
Some entries are exemplary how-to’s, such as the portrayals of civil-rights icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg (On the Basis of Sex) and Belle Époque novelist