Films like Bridesmaids (2011), Life Partners (2014), and many more depict the very real struggle many best-friendships experience when one-half of the party gets into a serious relationship. It is no longer your best friend spending the night every night, calling you, and gossiping about the guy she's kinda, sorta seeing. This guy is now the person your best friend is calling. They sleepover, and they have created the dynamic you and your best friend once had. It can genuinely be hard, and it can feel like a breakup for so many people. But what makes it so hard? Many films love to portray a sense of jealousy in the "dumpee" of the friendship, which can be the case. It's not jealousy in the sense that they are in love with their best friend, but it's jealousy in the feeling of the loss of a life partner.
Let's just get this right out there- Hustlers (2019) is the film of the summer, and yes summer, because it is not technically fall yet. It is also my new favorite performances from Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. It was a great blockbuster debut for Lili Reinhart. Keke Palmer truly shined, and Cardi B and Lizzo were absolutely fun to watch on screen. Hustlers (2019) is a female-dominated film, and it unapologetically steps on the necks of cis-males everywhere. Written and directed by Lorena Scafaria, this film handles the complexities of friendships, economic struggles, and sex all so gracefully.
"The Season of the Witch" is the Season of Women- A List of 10 of My Favorite Witch-y Sisterhoods in Film
It's spooky season, it's horror nights. The ghouls and vampires, the monsters and the creepy crawlies, the things that go bump in the night, they all slink out of their shadows for the next month and dominate the night. But before we get into the slasher films, the ancient monster tales, and the classic gore, let's talk about the baddest witches around, who thrive in the season of the witch.
The American Folklore talks about the season of the witch starting at the Autumn Equinox (Sept 23) and lasting until after the Wild Hunt. There are songs that hail this time of the year (Season of the Witch by Donovan) and films and television shows that date back decades- from Bewitched, The Craft, The Witches, and Charmed.