Editor’s Note: Flesh

“People who say, ‘Why do women make films like this?’ still think that women don’t have vast territories to explore.” – Claire Denis on Trouble Every Day (2001) cléo was born of a rather inauspicious email. Last year I sent out a call to several writers with the subject line, “A semi-formed idea.” What followed […]

Haywire’s Body Talk

“Hey Wonder Woman, you said your piece. Now sit back and shut up.” Spoken by a portly cop mid-way through Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 Haywire, the superhero being told to stay quiet is Mallory, played by Gina Carano. Handcuffed in the back of a police car, her character is an agent gone rogue, seeking revenge after […]