Mum’s the word: mother-daughter screen stories are changing for the better

As the number of complex female characters has grown, so too have stories about the most important relationships in many women’s lives.

As women-led film and television is becoming more and more popular, the influx of complex, flawed and nuanced female characters has allowed for some great stories on screen, including those concerning the most important relationships in many women’s lives: the one they have with their mother.

The growing platform for female directors, writers and filmmakers, of course, has been powered in part by the #MeToo movement and broader feminist activism in and around the screen industry, as well as the screamingly obvious box-office and viewer feedback that, lo and behold, audiences have an interest in the inner-lives of women.

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