Hard Candy is a film I watched this weekend. The film was directed by David Slade and written by Brian Nelson.
This film definitely falls under the "Feminist Film" category. It's a film about a 14 year old girl and a 32 year old man. They meet on-line, and their relationship unravels from there. At first, I felt that she was going to fall victim to this older man, but then she drugs him and takes charge. I would love to reveal more, however, I don't want to give away the good parts because I hope you will all watch this film.
I thought this was significant in studying feminist film due to the age of the lead character. It brings feminism into the realm of teenage girls. Feminism and feminist film doesn't need to be about adults, it can also be about girls. I thought this movie inspired and empowered girls to stand up for themselves, and it served as warning to men who seek to take advantage of them.
Another reason why I thought this film is significant in studying "Feminist Film" is that it was directed and written by two men. I spaced out during the title credits, so I missed the gender of the director and writer. I was absolutely shocked to discover they were both men, and not women. I think it's great that men can also produce feminist film. And, since the film industry has been accused of following a patriarchal system, it helps to have male advocates of feminism on the inside.