Girls Writers Week 2023: Desk of Contents


This week, all of our content material on the location is written by ladies. We’ll replace this desk of contents web page with hyperlinks to new items as they go up.


Introduction to Women Writers Week 2023 by Chaz Ebert & Nell Minow


Unseen by Niani Scott


Mary J. Blige Strikes Perfect Balance as Host of The Wine Down by Carla Hay

Stellar Acting Keeps Season Two of Perry Mason Afloat by Nandini Balial


Not Beholden to Certain Invisible Rules: Anna Bogutskaya on Unlikeable Female Characters by Nell Minow

Poker Face Showrunners Lilla and Nora Zuckerman on the Joys of Writing for Natasha Lyonne by Hannah and Cailin Loesch


Annihilation and the Power of Anxiety by Ally Johnson

How Riding in Cars with Boys Captures Single Motherhood by Olivia Collette

How Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator Shaped the Horror Landscape by Lauren Coates

The Lost Pioneers of the Early Film Era by Marya E. Gates

The Stories Behind Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon by Sarah Knight Adamson


The African Desperate by Peyton Robinson

After Blue by Katie Rife

The Batman by Christy Lemire

Blueback by Nell Minow

Creed III by Christy Lemire

Everything Everywhere All At Once by Marya E. Gates

The Forger by Monica Castillo

A Little White Lie by Tomris Laffly

The Lost City by Abby Olcese

Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre by Sheila O’Malley

Palm Trees and Power Lines by Katie Rife

Smile by Katie Rife

Top Gun: Maverick by Tomris Laffly


How a Mother’s Love Transformed a Nation and Inspired a Movement by Carla Renata

How Dil Chahta Hai Raised the Bar for Commercial Hindi Cinema by Nandini Balial

In Jordan Peele’s Nope, the Darkness Stares Back by Valerie Kalfrin

The Legacy of 90s Teen Girl Murder Films by Gabrielle Moss

On the Rise of Taylor Swift, Filmmaker by Lauren Coates

7 Movies to Watch on the 50th Anniversary of Watergate by Nell Minow

Scene Stealer: A Tribute to Isabel Jewell by Laura Emerick

Some Idea of Me: On the 10th Anniversary of Ruby Sparks by Marya E. Gates