Julia Lasker 203 posts
As an associate for FF2 Media, Julia writes reviews and features for films made by women. She is currently a senior at Barnard College studying Psychology. Outside of FF2, her interests include acting, creative writing, thrift shopping, crafting, and making and eating baked goods. Julia has been at FF2 for almost 4 years, and loves the company and its mission dearly.

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How Annie Baker’s Stage Success Shaped ‘Janet Planet’

Annie Baker attends the 58th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards in New York City.

Janet Planet is a quietly gorgeous coming-of-age film, written and directed by Annie Baker. Janet Planet is Annie’s feature film debut, but she has formerly been known as a brilliant playwright (with a Pulitzer Prize win under her belt, no less). To celebrate the release of Janet Planet, we are taking a look back at Annie’s playwriting career, which served as a foundation for such a wonderful first film. read more.

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Michelle Buteau and Ilana Glazer’s Dynamic Partnership in ‘Babes’

A fantastic new film, Babes, recently hit theaters. In this film, Eden (Ilana Glazer) is a young woman who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. She looks to her best friend (Michelle Buteau) to guide her through the ins and outs of motherhood. Pamela Adlon directed and Ilana Glazer herself wrote this film, destined to be not only hilarious but heartwarming.read more.

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Pamela Adlon’s Genius: From Voice Acting to Mom Representation

Babes, a heartwarming comedy about two best friends navigating motherhood together, just hit theaters. To celebrate Babes’ arrival, we are taking a look back at the wonderful career of its director, Pamela Adlon. 

Pamela Adlon’s acting credits

What Pamela became known for, however, were her roles as  a voice actor.read more.

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Women Make History at the 2024 Tony Awards

Sunday was the Tony Awards, and it was another exciting night for women! Shaina Taub, who wrote Suffs, had a particularly excellent night, but women took some other big categories that historically go to men. In fact, four women—Shaina Taub, Dede Ayite, Kara Young, and Nikiya Mathis—made history. Without further ado, here are the highlights of the 2024 Tony Awards!read more.

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Women Take Grand Prize and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2024

The Cannes Film Festival, officially known as the Festival de Cannes, happened last week. Two of the biggest awards went to women: Payal Kapadia, who won the Grand Prix (the second-most prestigious award at the festival after the Palme d’Or), and Coralie Fargeat, who won Best Screenplay. 

Cannes is one of the most prestigious and renowned film festivals in the world.read more.

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Photographer Nona Faustine Illuminates NYC’s History of Slavery

As Americans, it is tempting to try to turn a blind eye to the sheer closeness of our country’s history of slavery. In New York City especially, a city which claims to be one of the most socially progressive in the country, people don’t often look around and confront New York’s involvement with the slave trade.read more.

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