CherryPicks Offers Movie Lovers ‘a View from the Female Perspective’
July 22, 2019
Miranda Bailey, a prolific indie movie actor, director, and producer noticed a void in film criticism and stepped up to fill it with TheCherryPicks.com, her cutting-edge new website. Bailey describes the website as a “new media platform bringing you unique and nuanced perspectives on film with reviews, ratings, and high-quality original content, all through a female lens.” More than a film review site, Bailey calls TheCherryPicks.com a new kind of film-loving community.
Don't Tug On Her Cape
March 06, 2019
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Ahead of the "Captain Marvel" release, the upcoming Marvel Comics film with a female lead (Brie Larson), review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes is holding audience feedback until after the film's release. This move comes after a series of movies that featured female or diverse main characters were strategically panned by Internet trolls to influence box office numbers. The Frame talks with Miranda Bailey, founder of Cherry Picks, a Rotten Tomatoes alternative dedicated to elevating the perspective of female critics.
Breaking Film Industry News — Awards, Acquisitions, Festival Buzz, Grants, and More
March 01, 2019
SXSW Film Festival and CherryPicks, a digital brand dedicated to the female critical voice, announce the inaugural 2019 CherryPicks Female First Feature Award, which will award prize money to a first time narrative female director who also has at least one female producer screening at SXSW Film Fest 2019. Additionally, CherryPicks will have a SXSW Conference panel on March 8: “What Makes Critics Love, or Hate A Movie.”
Host Carla Renata chats with Miranda Bailey about her journey to create inclusion and diversity for female film critics with The Cherry 🍒 Picks, her new film 'Being Frank' with Jim Gaffigan and so much more...
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The rating and review aggregator has an implicit bias against women, according to filmmaker Miranda Bailey. (A recent study found that more than 80 percent of Rotten Tomato reviews by top critics were written by men.) That’s why the director, producer, and film distributor is launching CherryPicks, a new destination for film ratings and aggregated reviews all written by women.
'I hope that with CherryPicks and with women talking about movies, not just female movies, but just movies in general — we're going to be doing just as much as Rotten Tomatoes is doing — hopefully, people will be able to see that there's more consumers out there that are open to products that have to do with female stories and female leads and that kind of thing. Female rock and roll, female heavy metal, female video games, stuff like that.'
At this year’s South by Southwest, filmmaker Miranda Bailey spoke on a panel with critics Anne Powers and Claudia Puig and actor Samantha Mathis about the lack of female representation in film and music criticism before announcing the launch of a new website, CherryPicks, aiming to upend the male majority and offer an alternative rankings roundup to Rotten Tomatoes.
The new media review service is “by and for women” and aims to offer an alternative to male-dominated criticism — “a system that more accurately represents the range of critical and audience opinion, along with high-quality content from both established and new critical female voices.” The review aggregate and rating service will use female critics exclusively.
Producer Miranda Bailey is here to offer an alternative with her new website CherryPicks, which is billed as “a new voice in the critical conversation,” according to a mission statement. “We’ll give you reviews from exclusively female critics in film, TV, music, and more. This is where you can find out what women like, and what they don’t.”