It is unlikely that film critic Janet Maslin will ever offer "hair plug patrol." But that's precisely the type of observation that the Web site "Girls on Film" dishes out, compliments of four women who, since 1995, have opined about celluloid. And their mostly female Webhead fans dish back.
Now the quartet of Vassar alums has parlayed its popularity into a book, "Girls on Film" (HarperCollins). The paperback features reflections on cinema for the film-renting audience and will hit stores June 1, says Clare Bundy of Los Angeles, one of its four authors.
Under the heading, "This is soooooo not a review," the book is also plugged on http://www.girlsonfilm.com, which now includes gabfests about books and music.
"Janet Maslin is about the only woman I can think of out there who I consider a high-profile [female] reviewer," Bundy said. "Men do the reviews, men are making the films. I mean, we didn't start it out that way, but, yeah, we were writing as women."