Ladies of Horror: Annihilation


Written by Cat Wilson of
Today’s pick is the lovecraftian science fiction horror, Annihilation. What’s fantastic about this movie is it has five female leads but it doesn’t make a big deal about it. (Looking at you The Decent.) Usually movies with this many women becomes sort of a Steel Magnolias, a story about the experience of being a woman, but this story is not gendered like that. The women in it are all professionals chosen because they were the right person for the job. It is important to see stories of women simply being human. This normalizes women taking a more equal role in media and hopefully society. Although, the film is not perfect there was a bit of white washing when it came to the lead role that in the book was a person of color. More on this in our next post.