KICKING AGAINST THE CHICK FLICKS: RECLAIMING THE HOLLYWOOD ROMCOM

A video essay for Sight & Sound, December 2015. Homogenised, segregated and stupefied, the mainstream romantic comedy has never been less sexy – or fun. Can it get its freak back on? To read more, visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/video/kicking-against-chick-flicks-reclaiming-hollywood-romcom All comments welcome,…

KICKING AGAINST THE CHICK FLICKS: RECLAIMING THE HOLLYWOOD ROMCOM

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A video essay for Sight & Sound, December 2015.
Homogenised, segregated and stupefied, the mainstream romantic comedy has never been less sexy – or fun. Can it get its freak back on?
To read more, visit http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/video/kicking-against-chick-flicks-reclaiming-hollywood-romcom
All comments welcome, contact me at Twitter: @Leigh_Singer or Email: leigh@leighsinger.com or website: www.leighsinger.com
Films featured:
Friends with Benefits (2011)
They Came Together (2014)
Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
(500) Days of Summer (2009)
Warm Bodies (2013)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Runaway Bride (1999)
When Harry met Sally… (1989)
Notting Hill (1999)
My Best Friend s Wedding (1997)
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
27 Dresses (2008)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
All About Steve (2009)
Failure To Launch (2006)
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
The Proposal (2009)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Mad Max Fury Road (2015)
Divergent (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -Part 2(2015)
This is The End (2013)
The Hangover (2009)
Ted (2012)
The Heat (2013)
Spy (2015)
Bridesmaids (2011)
Just Go With It (2011)
Bachelorette (2012)
The Bounty Hunter (2010)
The Ugly Truth (2009)
Valentine s Day (2010)
New Year s Eve (2011)
Killers (2010)
Baggage Claim (2013)
50 First Dates (2004)
Leap Year (2010)
What Happens in Vegas (2008)
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
13 Going On 30 (2004)
Garden State (2004)
Legally Blonde (2001)
Nothing Sacred (1937)
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Awful Truth (1937)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Pillow Talk (1959)
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
Broadcast News (1987)
Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)
Moonstruck (1987)
Bull Durham (1988)
Say Anything… (1989)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Working Girl (1988)
The War of the Roses (1989)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Sideways (2004)
Tootsie (1982)
High Fidelity (2000)
Easy A (2010)
In A World… (2013)
His Girl Friday (1940)
The Shop Around The Corner (1940)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
It’s Complicated (2009)
Something’s Gotta Give (2003)
Knocked Up (2007)
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Skyfall (2012)
Trainwreck (2015)
Ruby Sparks (2012)
The To Do List (2013)
Obvious Child (2014)
Enough Said (2013)
Celeste And Jesse Forever (2012)
Just Wright (2010)
Friends With Kids (2011)
Appropriate Behavior (2014)
Boy Meets Girl (2014)
Jane The Virgin (2014)
The Mindy Project (2012)
Girls (2012)
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
Magic Mike (2012)

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