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FEMINISM & CHILL - WHAT TO WATCH IF YOU NEED SOME “GIRL TIME”


 

Ain’t no shame in the Netflix game. We’ve become spoiled for choice in this streaming world, and hey if baking shows or reality tv is your thing, binge away bae, but for those of you after a little feminism with your popcorn, this list is for you.

 

SERIES:

Handmaid’s Tale

Not for the faint-hearted, this show is violent, graphic, and hard to watch, but if you need to see some women absolutely smashing the patriarchy, this one is for you.

Watch on Channel 4 

 

Grace & Frankie 

The most gorgeous story of two friends living their best lives together. This one will make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Watch on Netflix 

 

Unbelievable

TW: Sexual assault. A young woman isn’t believed about being assaulted, so if you’re in the mood to get angry, this is the one. 

 

Watch on Netflix 

 

GLOW

If 80s fashion is your thing, look no further. This comedy is fun and fierce. 

Watch on Netflix 

 

I May Destroy You

By the incredible Michaela Coel. This show explores the topical subject of consent. TW for sexual assault. 

Watch on BBC iPlayer 

 

Shrill

A great laugh and exploration around body issues, this is a must-see for any SNL watcher or Aidy Bryant fan. 

Watch on BBC iPlayer

 

High Fidelity

An adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel "High Fidelity", this series remake is those who like strong female leads.

Watch on Amazon Prime

 

 

FILMS:

Suffragette

Worth a watch for a snapshot of the Suffragettes movement in early 1900s England. 

Watch on Netflix 

 

On the Basis of Sex

The story of Spark’s personal fave RBG. What a woman!

Watch on Amazon Prime 

 

Moxie

Nothing like seeing a young girl challenge the system. In this case, she’s challenging sexism in her school. Plus it is directed by the incredible Amy Poehler - what’s not to love.

Watch on Netflix 

 

Wadjda

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs to buy a bike to challenge her friend. This one is good to watch to gain an understanding of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. 

Watch on Netflix 

 

Misbehaviour

Who doesn’t want to see girls distribute outdated beauty pageants? 

Watch on Amazon Prime

 

The Witch 

Not your average feminist film, this horror story is fucking petrifying. But has some incredibly feminist undertones. 

Written by Laura Coggles