Wilde has launched as “the first and only streaming platform featuring 100% womxn-led content.”
The word womxn, according to Wikipedia, is used “to avoid perceived sexism in the standard spelling and to explicitly include or foreground transgender women and nonbinary people.”
What we noticed first on visiting thewilde.tv this morning was that two of the first four titles featured on the “100% womxn-led content” site were directed by men: Exit Strategy (2012, Michael Whitton) and Low Down (2014, Jeff Preiss).
Wilde, though, notes that all its titles have female leads, and 85% of them are female-directed, including:
Addicted to Fresno (2015, Jamie Babbit), a comedy with two sisters (Natasha Lyonne, Judy Greer) staging a cover-up after one accidentally murders a guest at the hotel where they work.
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011, Lynne Ramsay), for which Tilda Swinton received a Golden Globe nomination for her role as the mother of a child who goes on a killing spree.
Half The Picture (2018, Amy Adrion), a documentary about the career paths, struggles, inspiration and hopes of such directors as Ava du Vernay, Lena Dunham, and Sam Taylor-Johnson.
The Last Conception (2020, Gabriela Ledesma), about a gay womxn who learns she’s the only one who can produce an heir to a royal bloodline leading back to Buddha himself.
Other content on Wild includes seven Jane Fonda workout videos from the 1980s.
Wilde is available free after a short registration, or ad-free for $6.99 monthly or $80 annually following a one-month free trial.
Wilde was founded by Emma Waldron, a former model and Miss World Ireland, who put together an all-female team to tell womxn’s stories.
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