In Women Who Yell, 20-some 20-something women lose their cool and let the camera have it. Ranting about food, clothes, sex and more, the subjects of Megan Hague’s experimental documentary reveal profound, sometimes hilarious, moments of exasperation normally reserved for best friends, moms or maybe therapists.
Hague, a Wright State film student living in Yellow Springs, produced the short film with Kyle Wilkinson, another Wright State student. Women Who Yell and four other projects will premiere at the Big Lens Film Festival at the Neon, an independent movie house in Dayton, on June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The event is the annual showcase for students in the Wright State University film production class of villagers Julia Reichert and Jim Klein.
Hague’s film is an intimate group portrait to which most women — except those who really believe that women should never curse — will readily relate.
“It’s meant to be a response to media misrepresentations of women which place them in very stereotypical roles of passivity,” Hague said. “So often, their voices are not heard or even included in conversation. The flip side is, when women are angry or passionate or have a critical response, they are cast as crazy or out of control. You see that a lot in politics and in social movements. Feminists are cast as being crazy women yelling about crazy things.”
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