Author: Alex McKenna


Women in Film Fiction Review: The Animators

June 24, 2022 Uncategorized 0 ★★½

Women in Film Fiction Review: The AnimatorsTitle: The Animators
Author: Kayla Rae Whitaker, Alex McKenna
Source: Library

Summary: I was trying something new with this one and it didn’t work for me, but I think it would be a great fit for people who like messy, contemporary fiction about creating art.

I picked this book up because I’m reading about women in film and journalism. I was hoping it would relate to the themes in the nonfiction I’ve been reading. It did a little bit. It’s about two women who produce indie animated films and make it big with an award, while seeming well on their way to becoming cult classics. I thought I got more out of the descriptions of their animation because of the technical details I learned in The Queens of Animation. And it made sense to me that these two women were working in indie films based on what I learned in The Wrong Kind of Women. This reflects both the sexism of the big companies in the industry and increasing accessibility of technology and crowdfunding for indie films. Read more »