Female Rage Is Real and Shouldn’t Be Minimized, Says ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn

Female Rage Is Real and Shouldn’t Be Minimized, Says ‘Gone Girl’ Author Gillian Flynn

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Female rage is at the forefront of Gillian Flynn’s novels. Her memorable female protagonists, including Amy Dunne (Gone Girl) and Camille Preaker (Sharp Objects), exemplify the complexities of emotion and behavior as well as how female anger is oppressed by societal gender rules. Through her complex protagonists, Flynn hopes to open the floor about female anger and cease ignoring and minimizing it.    In an interview with Vanity Fair, In Flynn expressed her views towards female anger, why we ignore it, and why we need to let women voice their frustrations.   “I think there’s a deep societal fear of female rage, …

The Trailer for Sharp Objects Has Dropped and It Is Intense

The Trailer for Sharp Objects Has Dropped and It Is Intense

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HBO released a new trailer for it’s new show Sharp Objects based off the 2006 novel by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn.          The shows stars Amy Adams as Camille, a crime reporter who after a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital must return to her small hometown in Missouri to cover the murder of two preteen girls. However, when forced to reconnect with her mother Adora played by Patricia Clarkson, Camille must confront her past psychological demons to get her story. Unfortunately, in her effort to uncover the truth she runs into an extremely dangerous situation.    The …

J.K. Rowling Included on List of 100 Essential Books by Female Writers

J.K. Rowling Included on List of 100 Essential Books by Female Writers

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If you haven’t heard yet, J.K. Rowling is one of the most influential and essential female authors around.   While we all knew she was an incredible force, her significance in the literary world was further recognized after her third novel in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, was named among the 100 essential books by female writers from the past 100 years.     Image Via Jim Kay/Bloomsbury   The list was presented by the Hay Festival in recognition of its annual literary and arts celebration which honors the female writers whose written works …

‘Sharp Objects’ Will be “Much Darker and Way More Twisted” Than ‘Big Little Lies’ Says Actress

‘Sharp Objects’ Will be “Much Darker and Way More Twisted” Than ‘Big Little Lies’ Says Actress

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When HBO announced that their adaptation of Sharp Objects would be directed by Big Little Lies director Jean-Marc Vallée, fans and critics alike began drawing similarities. Actress Sydney Sweeney is setting the record straight, telling audiences that Sharp Objects will be way more dark and twisty than Big Little Lies.    Written by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, Sharp Objects delves into the dark past of Camille Preaker, played by Amy Adams, a reporter who returns home to investigate the murders of two young girls and is met with her past demons.    In an interview with Harpers Bazaar, Sweeney spoke candidly about the …

7 Perfect Books for Readers with Short Attention Spans

7 Perfect Books for Readers with Short Attention Spans

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Let me be the first to admit it: reading isn’t always a walk in the park.   In theory, reading is an absolute joy. It’s relaxing, there is all the time in the world to immerse yourself in a story, you can always find a comfy quiet place to read, etc. In reality, just no. No to everything.   I don’t always have the time to read, and when I do, it’s often impossible to find that perfect zen reading spot. Throw in a little social media, caffeine-induced anxiety, and procrastination and you get a seriously guilty bookworm who hasn’t finished a …