Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

October 25, 2015

Blade Ruiner

Filed under: films, hair, PCOS — ootastic @ 6:04 pm

Inspired by watching Blade Runner on yet another bad hair day…


30 Film Females: Nearly Finished!

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Bechdel Test, films — ootastic @ 5:40 pm

I’ve been at this blog series celebrating women in film for over a year now and can finally say I’m on the home stretch.  There are a couple of recent interesting articles about feminism/sexism in film in the i100 and Guardian.  Below is a summary of what I’ve posted since the last update.

October 20, 2015

30 Film Females: Saving Mr Banks (2013)

Filed under: 30 Film Females — ootastic @ 8:23 pm

If memory serves correctly, Mary Poppins was one of the first films I saw at the cinema as a small child (E.T was deemed too scary, although Dick van Dyke‘s cockney accent remains quite frightening) and can still make me feel warm and fuzzy.  So I was interested to see the ever wonderful Emma Thompson play the author P.L. Travers in the biopic Saving Mr Banks.  By rights, I should have drawn Minnie rather than Mickey doing the chim chim che-ree, but I’m just glad I managed a vaguely recognisable mouse/chimney sweep brush.  After this and Saving Private Ryan, I wonder who Tom Hanks may come to the rescue of next…

Honourable mentions for 2013 (spoiler-free): will space survivalist Sandra Bullock live to tell the tale in Gravity?  Also, Scarlett Johansson explores Scotland in Under The Skin.


October 15, 2015

The Great Hair Migration

Filed under: hair, PCOS — ootastic @ 4:27 pm

Inspired by watching a nature documentary whilst having a bad hair day…


October 8, 2015

30 Film Females: The Young Victoria (2009)

Filed under: 30 Film Females, Doctor Who, Lovelace — ootastic @ 8:47 pm

It’s the old story: girl meets boy, girl becomes queen, girl loses boy.  In royal biopic The Young Victoria, we catch a glimpse of what goes on behind those gilded doors with a sympathetic portrayal of the titular monarch by Emily Blunt.  The doodle below is also inspired by Sydney Padua’s extensively footnoted graphic novel The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage plus the kick-ass claymation queen in Aardman Animations’ brilliantly titled Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists! (disappointingly know as Pirates! Band of Misfits in the USA).

Honourable mentions for 2009: Carey Mulligan as a tempted teenager in An Education.  Also, Saoirse Ronin as the murdered schoolgirl in The Lovely Bones.


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