A Woman, A Part, A Movie, A Campaign


Of all possible women characters, how did I ever end up writing about an actress? Having spent two decades making films and art about women’s experiences from a feminist perspective, I realized that actresses are the ultimate representation of women—they tell our culture who and what a woman is, what she wants and feels.

Feminist writer and director Elisabeth Subrin is working on a new movie, A Woman, A Part, about an actress (played by Maggie Siff) struggling to find her place in the industry and in the world, giving space, at long last, to a female point of view on the matter. After shooting last summer, the movie now has just entered post-production, but needs further funding to be completed. There are seventeen days left to donate via Kickstarter (and access the many appealing rewards). You can check Elisabeth Subrin’s Tumblr to learn more about the film and its director.

Guia Cortassa was born, lives, and works in Milan, Italy. After working as a Contemporary Art curator, she went back to writing. She is a contributing editor for Ondarock and her writing has appeared on Rivista Studio, Flair and the Quietus. She compulsively tweets @gcmorvern. More from this author →