Mai Senser, Virginia Commonwealth University
For Gen Z, it’s hard to imagine a time when the comedy-horror film wasn’t a cultural phenomenon, but it’s taken a long time for it to get to where it is today.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
The genre allows women to shift deeply ingrained power dynamics.
Karunya Bhramasandra, Stanford University
These musical numbers, which have little relevance to the plot, can be fun, but ultimately perpetuate debilitating social roles for women.
Abby Webb, Rice University
Year after year, the Academy proves itself ignorant of female-driven stories.
August Pritchett, Armstrong State University
If an offensive film were released today, is it possible to enjoy it despite shortcomings?
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