The Center houses a number of videos that discuss women’s issues across time and culture through both documentaries and video-taped lectures held at Newcomb College.
Circulation Policy for the Video Collection:
Students may watch videos at the Vorhoff Library, but may not check them out.
Professors may check out videos for up to two days for classroom viewing.
Credits: Thanks to Women Make Movies and The International Movie Database for some of the video synopses listed below.
Abortion for Survival
A documentary produced by the Feminist Majority about the horrifying realities of abortion.
Acquaintance Rape, Drugs and You
A.C.T for Equal Treatment
A videotape feature that shows how students can effectively deal with sexual harassment.
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village,
leading to three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage
and unity the Gay Liberation Movement had begun.
AFTER STONEWALL, the sequel to BEFORE STONEWALL, chronicles the history of lesbian and gay life from
the riots at Stonewall to the end of the century. Narrated by Melissa Etheridge, it captures the
hard work, struggles, tragic defeats and exciting victories experienced since then. It explores how
AIDS literally changed the direction of the movement. The two films, BEFORE and AFTER, tell the
remarkable tale of how homosexuals, a heretofore hidden and despised group, became a vibrant and integral
part of America's family, and, indeed, the world community.
Annie Sprinkle's Herstory of Porn
Whether you are a movie buff, art connoisseur, student of human sexuality,
spiritual seeker, radical feminist, or just plain horny - legendary Annie Sprinkle invites you on a
trip to seven different movie theaters where she interacts with the best (and worst) clips from
many of the 150+ movies that made her a one-of-a-kind star. You'll See clips from dozens of movies
which include over 75 porn stars.
A WVUE FOX 8 news report about Newcomb College, dated March 5th, 1996.
In 1969 the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, leading to
three nights of rioting by the city's gay community. With this outpouring of courage and unity the Gay
Liberation Movement had begun.
BEFORE STONEWALL pries open the closet door - setting free the dramatic story of the sometimes horrifying public
and private existences experienced by gay and lesbian Americans since the 1920s. Revealing and often humorous,
this widely acclaimed film relives the emotionally-charged sparking of today's gay rights movement, from the
events that lead to the fevered 1969 riots to many other milestones in the brave fight for acceptance.
Experience the unforgettable, decade-by-decade history of homosexuality in America through eye-opening historical
footage and amazing interviews with those who lived through an often brutal closeted history.
Bell Hooks: Cultural Criticism and Transformation
Bell hooks makes a compelling argument for the transformative power of cultural criticism.
Beyond Beijing: The 1995 UN 4th World Conference and NGO Forum on Women -- also see supplement
The 1995 United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women and the parallel Forum (NGO) that took place in
Beijing assembled the largest global gathering of women in recorded history. Beyond Beijing, a personal
document of the epoch-making events, captures their exciting spirit and shows the strength of the worldwide
movement to improve the status of women.
Written and produced by Danielle Hero and produced in part by P. Laborle.
Body: The Value of Women
BODY: The Value Of Women is a film that addresses the issues of body image and self-esteem in the United States,
exposing the levels of self-hatred imposed by our culture and the media. It reveals the specific creative
machinations of artificial images that reinforce negative body image and low self-esteem, and shows what women
can do to feel whole and accepting of themselves.
Bought and Sold
Brothers in Art: Ellsworth and William Woodward and Their Art in the South
A documentary about the Woodward Brother, by Karen Synder.
Brothers in Art: Karen Snyder?s Documentary on the Woodward Brothers
Boys Don't Cry [DVD]
Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with
the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more
sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating
hometown beauty Lana. However, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted
in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena is actually a woman named Teena
Brandon. When Brandon's best friends make this discovery, his life eventually is ripped apart by betrayal,
humiliation, rape, and murder.
Conjure Women is an exciting performance-based documentary exploring the artistry and philosophy of four
African American female artists.
Confronting the Crisis: Childcare in America, by Lifetime
The Crying Game [DVD]
THE CRYING GAME is the unpredictable, unconventional, multi-Oscar-nominated masterpiece that has become the
sleeper hit of the year. Starring Stephen Rea and Miranda Richardson as Irish terrorists, Forest Whitaker as
their hostage, and Jaye Davidson as Whitaker's exotic girlfriend, the film is a haunting, humorous and shocking
romantic thriller. Never has a motion picture underminded viewer expectations so thoroughly and enjoyably.
In the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, a young cyclo (pedicab driver) transports anonymous passengers through the
teeming streets, trying to eke out a meager living for his two sisters and elderly grandfather. When his bicycle is
stolen by a local gang, he descends into the gruesome underbelly of this corrupt and violent city. Seduced by easy
money the Cyclo is swept deeper into the crime ring lead by the quietly charismatic Poet.
Unbeknown to the Cyclo, his older sister has also been mesmerized by the brooding Poet and turns to prostitution
to please him. Director Tran Anh Hung, whose brilliant debut THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA established him as a master
visualist, fuses the neorealist style of THE BICYCLE THIEF with the kinetic energy of TAXI DRIVER in this gritty tale
of innocence lost in the urban jungle of Vietnam.
De Toda La Vida (All Our Lives)
This documentary chronicles the life of the anarchist-feminist organization Mujeres Libres (Free Women) during
the Spanish Revolution (1936-39). It includes interviews with numerous former members where they discuss revolutionary
Spain and the involvement of women in the war, their relationship to the other anarchist organizations at the time
and their life since. Decades later the Mujeres Libres organization still remains a model for revolutionary
feminist theory and action.
Does Education Shortchange Girls? (2 copies)
A documentary by Dr. Lynn Burbridge of the AAUW discussing how the educational system treats girls unfairly.
Dream Worlds II
By focusing on one of the important aspects of popular culture -- the music video -- Dream Worlds II raises
critical questions and suggests new answers about the effects of music videos.
Dressed to Kill [DVD]
Fashionable Manhattan therapist Dr. Robert Elliott (Michael Caine) faces the most terrifying moment of his life,
when a psychotic killer begins attacking the women in his life (Angie Dickinson and Nancy Allen) - with a straight
razor stolen from his office. Desperate to find the murderer before anyone else is hurt, Elliot is soon drawn into
a dark and disturbing world of chilling desires.
Ecofeminism Now! offers a clear, visual introduction to the theory and practice of ecofeminism. Topics
include: redefining the environmental movement to include women's activism and insights; the word "ecofeminism"
it's origins and its reception; paths of activism, experience, and study which have brought women to ecofeminism;
ecofeminist roots in feminism and environmentalism; varieties of perspective within ecofeminism; examples of
ecofeminist activism; paths and strategies for the future.Using the context of the 1994 "Women and Ecology" conference hosted by the Institute for Social Ecology, this documentary draws on interviews with activists and
scholars to create a portrait of Ecofeminism as it is now, in the 1990's.
Ellen Comes Out
From April 30th, 1997, the sitcom episode where the character Ellen "comes out"; also two local ABC news
interviews and the "20/20" interview with her parents.
Failing at Fairness: Jane Pauley Report
A Jane Paulery report about the AAUW report on short-changing girls.
Female Trouble [DVD]
Divine stars as mean teen Dawn Davenport, who turns to a life of crime when her parents fail to give her
the cha-cha heels she wants for Christmas. With her illegitimate daughter and delinquent girlfriends
beside her, she becomes a bizarre canvas for the fascist Lipstick Beauty Salon owners. A media star obsessed
with the idea that "crime is beauty," her story comes to a shocking conclusion.
A Fine and Long Tradition
Fire Eyes: Female Circumcision
A powerful documentary about female circumcision
Fresh Kill- Jessica Hagedon- Zale
From Danger to Dignity
A documentary of the evolution of underground networks that helped women find safe abortions outside the law,
and the intensive efforts by activists and legislators who dedicated themselves to legalizing abortion.
Funny Ladies: A Portrait of Women Cartoonists
A portrait of women cartoonists.
Get Real: Straight Talk About Women's Health
Glend or Glenda? [DVD]
The true story of a man who lusted after women so much he wanted to dress like them. The first
film based on the strange tastes of legendary filmmaker Ed Wood and a sordid plea for acceptance in the world
of bondage and the sexually confused, decades before The Rocky Horror Picture Show and TV's "Ellen". Starring
famous shock star Bela Lugosi as the "Puppet Master" and Ed himself in the role of Glen/Glenda. It also marks the
screen debut of Ed's main squeeze at the time, Dolores Fuller, who went on to become one of Elvis's star songwriters.
An important film document, years before its time.
A Healthy Baby Girl
A Heart in Protest
A biography of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ, Scientist.
How We Got the Vote
The exciting story of the struggle for female equality.
I Need Your Full Cooperation
This fascinating video chronicles the relationship between women and the medical institution using experimental
The Idea We Live In
A video by Pilar Rodriguez.
In this refreshing interview, Toni Morrison speaks with force and precision about such topics as the events of the
sixties which led her to write her first novel, The Bluest Eye, the use of personal experience as a source for her
strong African American female characters, and the advantage to publishers of placing African American writers
in the mainstream.
In the Mood for Love
Critically-acclaimed writer and director Wong Kar-wai reunites with Hong Kong film stars Maggie Cheung and Tony
Leung in the beautifully romantic IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE.
When Mr. Chow and Mrs. Chan move into apartments next door to each other, little do they know they have more in
common than a shared wall-both are married but rarely see their spouses. Soon these two lonely people discover in
each other the intimacy they have lost in their marriages.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (A&E)
Killing Us For Our Own Good: Dieting and Medical Misinformation
A presentation by Dawn Atkins about dieting and medical misinformation.
Ladies First: Women in Music Videos
A documentary about female performers in music videos.
Lannan Literary Videos: Sharon Olds
Sharon Olds' poetry has the intensity and power to move the reader, whether her subject be personal family
life of political events. Her first book Satan Says, received the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center
Award, and her new book The Dead and the Living, won a National Book Critics Circle Award. Ms. Olds read
from The Gold Cell, The Dead and the Living and from work in progress on April 8, 1991, in Los Angeles.
She was interviewed by poet Lewis MacAdams.
Live Nude Girls Unite! [DVD]
A stripper at a club called the Lusty Lady, Julia Query is not stranger to hard work. Along with fellow
exotic dancers with manes like Decadence, Lolita, Anmesia and Octopussy, Query puts in long, hard hours on
stage and in the peep booth. But when faced with no sick leave, unfair demotions, safety and privacy concerns,
and racial discrimination, Query and her co-workers decide to do something about it. They sex out to organize
and unionize the exotic dancers of the Lusty Lady.
LIVE NUDE GIRLS UNITE! follows their quest to form the first ever Exotic Dancers Union. On stage and behind
the scenes, Query and co-director Vicky Funari uncover the struggles, the stories and the lives of the women
who toil in the Lusty Lady.
Made in Thailand
This powerful, revealing documentary about women factory workers and their struggle to organize unions
exposes the human cost behind the production of everyday items that reach our shores.
The Merchants of Cool
Teenagers today have more money and independence than ever before. Their lives have become the object of
obsessive focus by corporate America. FRONTLINE explores the culture in which today's American teenager is
growing up and how they've come to view themselves and their parents.
The biography of Lucretia Mott (1793-1880).
An essential component of women's studies curricula, My Feminism introduces feminism's key themes while
exposing the cultural fears underlying lesbian baiting, backlash, and political extremism.
Never Go Back
New Art in an Old City
A documentary about art in New Orleans; written, produced and directed by Danielle Hero.
Newcomb Pottery and Other Craftswork by Sadie Irvine, Photographed in Mary Irvine?s Apartment, March 1988
NOW?s 20th Anniversary Show
A recording of the 20th anniversary of the National Organization for Women.
Of Dining and Dynasties
One Fine Day
A celebration of the American Woman from the 19th century to the present -- a montage to Kay Weaver's anthem, "One Fine Day".
Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane and Quentin Crisp star in this "hip, sexy and wickedly funny" film based on the gender-
bending novel by Virgina Woolf. Swinton stars as Orlando, an English nobleman who defies the laws of nature with
surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations which
humorously and hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes. Visually stunning and beautifully acted, ORLANDO
is an intoxicating blend of romance, adventure and illusion.
The Other Side of the Fence
The fascinating portrait of a fundamentalist Christian woman who has been a militant anti-choice leader.
Performing the Border
A video essay set in the Mexican-U.S. border town of Ciudad Juarez, where U.S. multinational corporations
assemble electronic and digital equipment just across from El Paso, Texas, this imaginative, experimental work
investigates the growing feminization of the global economy and its impact on Mexican women living and
working in the area.
Pink Flamingos [DVD]
This landmark cult classic sets a benchmark for the bizarre that has never been equaled. Divine stars as
Babs Johnson, "The Filthiest Person Alive." When fellow degenerate Mink Stole covets her title, down-and-dirty
competition ensues. Don't miss the infamous dog walking scene, or the fabulous Edith Massey staring as "The
Pink Palace- Jessica Hagedon- Zale
A Place of Their Own: 4 Women Writers of the 19th Century in New Orleans (2 copies)
A documentary of four women writers of the 19th century in New Orleans; written, produced and directed by
Playing Unfair: The Media Inage of the Female Athlete
It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated
world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sports lags far behind men's,
and focuses on female athletes' femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field. While
female athleticism challenges gender norms, women athletes continue to be depicted in traditional roles that
reaffirm their femininity - as wives and mothers and sex objects. By comparison, male athletes are framed
according to heroic masculine ideals that honor courage, strength, and endurance.
Playing Unfair is the first video to critically examine the post-Title IX media landscape in terms of the
representation of female athletes. Sports media scholars Mary Jo Kane (University of Minnesota), Pat Griffin
(University of Massachusetts), and Micheal Messner (University of Southern California) look at the persistence
of heterosexism and homophobia in perpetuating gender stereotypes. They argue for new media images which fairly
and accurately depict the strength and competence of female athletes. Using numerous media examples, Playing
Unfair is sure to stimulate debate among women and men, athletes and non-athletes about the meaning of these
images in a world transformed by the presence of women in sport.
Push: A Women's Western
A women's western about a natural and dramatic home birth and the two midwives who attend it.
Queen of the South: New Orleans in the 1850's
Rachel's Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer
Rape by Any Name
A video produced by the Stop Rape Crisis Center.
Remembering Miss McGeehee
Risk: Lesbians and AIDS
A Season in Hell
A documentary about eating disorders.
See Jane Run: How Women Get Elected
Sexism in Language
A film about sexism in language for the humanities and sciences.
Shortchanging Girls, Shortchanging America
A film by the AAUW that emphasizes the fact that treating girls unequally cheats everyone.
Shoulder to Shoulder (6 videos)
The Pankhurst Family
Lady Constance Lytton
Slim Hopes with Jean Kilbourne
A film by Jean Kilbourne about advertising and the obsession with thinness that offers a new way to think about
demoralizing and life threatening eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.
The Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop OR How to Be a Sex Goddess in 101 Easy Steps
"The Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop or How To Be a Sex Goddess in 101 Easy Steps" is a humorous, absurd,
heartfelt and worshipful look at sex. Guided through this unique adventure by sexpurt extraordinaire Annie Sprinkle
and the "Transformation Facilitators" you will explore the ancient and forbidden secrets of female sexuality.
Some American Feminists
Some American Feminists explores one of the most significant social histories of this century-the second wave of
the women's movement-and is a fascinating flashback on the women's liberation agenda in the light of 1990s
Some Like It Hot [DVD]
When Chicago musicians Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon) accidentally witness a gangland shooting, they
quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest - and homeliest -
members of an all-girl jazz band. Their cover is perfect...until a lovelorn singer (Marilyn Monroe) falls for "Josephine", an ancient playboy (Joe E. Brown) falls for "Daphne", and a mob boss (George Raft) refuses to fall for
In the 1940s, while India was still a British colony, tax collectors called sudebars combed the countryside with
their soldiers, and often spread terror by demanding more than taxes alone. Spices explores a community's reaction
to an oppressed woman's plight, as an impoverished young beauty named Sonbai spurns the sudebar's advances and takes
refuge in the pepper factory. Although she has expressed a shared sentiment of resistance, few of the villagers
have the courage to defend her, least of all its men, who are blind to injustices against women. Sonbai's eventual
victory is over tyranny itself and the subservience that sustains it.
Sorority Boys [DVD]
The high-heeled high jinks begin when three falsely accused "frat brats" find themselves booted from their
brotherhood into the neighborhood. Short on cash and desperate, they use pancake, pantyhose and "pluck" to
pledge the ugly-girl sorority. Life's a drag as they try to find their way back to faternity life, and dressing
the part puts them in hilarious hot water time and again. What's a boy, pretending to be a girl, to do after treating
women so badly? Once in touch with their feminine side, our "girls" realize the error of their ways and make up
for their mistakes.
The Southern Sex
Sphinxes Without Secrets
In Sphinxes Without Secrets, performers, curators and critics unravel the mysteries of performance art and ponder
the world women confront today.
Spouse Abuse: A Global Perspective
Still Killing Us Softly
A film by Jean Kilbourne about how the media's portrayal of women promotes eating disorders such as anorexia
Surname Viet Given Name Nam
Through Women's Eyes, Beijing 1995
To Empower Women: The Beijing Platform For Action
From the largest gathering of women in history emerges images of an awe-inspiring global movement led by
women intent on improving their own communities.
Micheal Dorsey is a talented actor, but his demanding nature and stubborn temperament have antagonized every
producer in New York. Now his agent insists no one will hire him. But Micheal needs money - eight thousand
dollars to be exact - and to earn it, he's willing to play the role of a lifetime. Dustin Hoffman stars with
Jessica Lange, Teri Garr, Dabney Coleman, Charles Durning, Bill Murray and Geena Davis in director Sydney Pollack's
heart-filled classic that heralded a new era of Hollywood wig-flipping, and set a new standard for unpredictable
Tough Guise is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically
examine the relationship between images of popular culture and the social construction of masculine identities
in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century.
In this innovative and wide-ranging analysis, Jackson Katz argues that the widespread violence in American
society - including the tragic school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, Jonesborro, Arkansas, and elsewhere
- needs to be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity. Tough Guise is extensively illustrated
with examples from popular culture, ranging from Howard Stern to Stone Cold Steve Austin, from Good Will Hunting
to Boyz 'N the Hood, from Garth Brooks to hip hop styles.
Traveling One Road (Breast Cancer) (2 copies)
A film by Pam Tom.
The View from Olympus
An excerpt from an interview with author Donna H. Lloyd, PhD, touching on issues such as abortion, ancient
science, astrological ages, philosophy, politics or sex, and religion and symbology.
The Vienna Tribunal
Highlights of moving personal testimonies at the Global Tribunal on Violations of Women's Rights-held in
conjunction with U.N. World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993-reveal why women's rights need to
be seen as human rights.
We Won?t Go Back
A documentary of the April 5th, 1992 march on Washington by the National Organization for Women to protect
abortion rights and reproductive freedom.
The Wisdom of Menopause
In a critical examination of changing concepts of beauty and sexuality in modern China, Woman Being illustrates
how a flood of Western pop culture is adversely affecting women's expectations and self-worth.
A Woman?s Place (with educational guide)
Women's Lives and Choices
Women of Hull House
An inspiring video that tells the story of Hull House from vivid historical photographs and contributions by Jane
Women of the Yellow Earth
Women?s College Today
A Year in VOTA
A film by Danielle Hero about the process of collaboration.
Your Diet, Your Health
This documentary is about the women insurgents of the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) and is set in the
Lacandona Jungle in Chiapas, Mexico, the heart of the Zapatista revolution. Through a series of interviews and footage
of daily life in Zapatista villages, this video makes clear not only the nature of their struggle but why these women
won't put down their arms until it's all over. This is for anyone wanting an introduction to the Zapatistas, as well
as anyone interested in the conditions facing indigenous women in Mexico, and how they plan to change them.
1992 Memorial Service
Adler, Margaret: 'Wicca'
Alberto-Culver Alumnae Video-1998
All Invitation to Mortar Board- 1993
Allison, Dorothy: Zale Writer in Residence (2 copies)
Art's the Thing
Baslow, Susan A. : A Women's Forum
Benning, Sadie Volume 1+3
Black Bear, Tillie
Cohen, Joseph (3 videos)
Conway, Henrietta: 'Ancestry, Genealogy, History'
Cookbook Symposium I
Cookbook Symposium II
Commencement Speaker for Sophie Newcomb Graduation
Culinary Symposium 11/14/95
Daly, Mary: 'Women in the Independent Irish State'
Defusing Multicultural Tensions on Campus
Dean's Leadership Conference
Dietzel, Susanne: 'Gender and Landscapes in Narratives by Southern Women'
Ecofeminism Series: Elizabeth Dodson Gray
Eco-Feminist Thinking: Michael Zimmerman
Equal Credit Symposium (2 videos)
Excerpts from 'Miss America's Daughters'
Feminist Politics in Louisiana: Melinda Schweggman and Lindy Boggs
Foundations of Feminist Organizations 1+2
Gerrard, Mary D.: Adele Ramos Slazer Lecture Series
Gender and Migration (2 videos)
Griffen, Susan: SCWSA Conference and Keynote Speaker
Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz: Adele Ramos Slazer Lecture Series
Ireland, Patricia: 'Lobbying for a Feminist Agenda in the 21st Century
Lawson, Victoria: 'Gender Relations and Household Strategies'
Making Groceries: 'A History of Markets and Gardens'
Mandel, Dr. Ruth: 'More Women in Politics... Why Bother''
March 17, 1996
Men and Rape-Peter Jennings
Mortar Board, Inc.-1993 National Conference 'Share the Tradition'
Mystery Writers Symposium
Newcomb Archives--TV Show (2 copies)
Newcomb Slide Show- 1989
Conversations with Vivian Paley
Randall, Margaret: 'The Price We Pay: Female Relationships to Money'
Sandra Carter Productions: 'Women of Russia'
Shape the Future
Snyder, Karen: 'Woodward Brothers'
Spehar, Gabrielle: 'Exploring the Meaning of 'Feminist' Among Tulane Students and Faculty'
Spender, Dale: 'Show Reel'
Southern Women in Politics and Education (2 videos)
Steinem, Gloria (5 videos)
Stepping Out Chapter 12 May 5, 2000
A Continuing Dialogue with Gloria Steinem
Teach for America Recruitment Video
Teishe, Lusiah: 'Voodoo'
Toomre, Joyce: 'Why Study Culinary History''
Tulane Women's Basketball (Dream Big)
Women in Business Forums 2/9/96
Woo Art International
Directory of Videotapes at Tulane University (2 copies)
Filmmaker's Library, 1998
Films That Challenge: Cambridge Documentary Films
Lifetime Television: Caring For Kids
Women as Role Models
Women Make Movies: Celebrating 25 Years of Women?s Film and Video
Women?s Studies, 1997-1998