Brandy McDonnell Comments On Summer of 2008’s Women’s Films

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Hopefully, this summer’s numbers teach a lesson to studio executives, as a movies that feature supposedly unmarketable commodities–crowd-pleasing casts of women with an average age around 45–hit blockbuster status. But if women want a superhero of their own, they may have to wait But for women looking for their own superhero, they may have to wait until 2009, when the film version of the female-centric comic book “The Witchblade” is due. Read more>>

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for