When Rachel came in to the office this morning, she couldn’t stop talking about seeing “SuckerPunch” this weekend. Since I had seen it in the theatre, I could relate. On a scale of boring to wow, this movie really delivers. Written from the perspective of a young girl who gets sent to an insane asylum, it is the story of 5 women banding together to escape both the reality of the asylum and the world they’ve been caged inside. When Holly was still with Madchen Studios, she introduced us to a system of rating the role of the female in movies – the Bechdel Test – and both Rachel and I are pleased that SuckerPunch passes with flying colours. The portrayal of women in the film is one of strength, of determination, and of imagination. If you like fantasy films, strong women, and a great soundtrack, this film is certainly a winner.
Another winner is this grad, who Rachel shot last week. Very respectful, smart as a whip, and with some fantastic values in place, this amazing and patient older sister looked stunning for her graduation session with her family.