Film Critic Carina Chocano Takes On “The Princess Problem” in Book “You Play the Girl”

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In You Play the Girl, Chocano—a film critic and frequent writer-about-gender for national papers—offers an astute, well-researched look at gender stereotypes in film and television, layering her own experiences as a journalist, critic, daughter, wife and mother throughout the book.  (Barnes and Noble)

In this time of anxiety and turning inward (literally) I’ve been returning to unfinished projects, some which have lingered far too long.  One is to write about Carina Chocano’s book You Play the Girl, whose subject is, alas, evergreen. 

Chocano—a film critic and frequent writer-about-gender for national papers—offers an astute, well-researched look at gender stereotypes in film and television, layering her own experiences as a journalist, critic, daughter, wife and mother throughout the book. 

Her writing is witty, warm and filled with observations that…

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