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Male film extras get to play cops and doctors, while women are receptionists and “party girls”

“Female actors also routinely enjoy such roles as ‘party girl’ and ‘hooker’ — the latter of which, at 43 film credits, ties with men who are cast as engineers,” Vox

Kylie Cheung | September 13, 2016 - 7:48 pm

Robin Wright Demanded To Be Paid The Same As Kevin Spacey For ‘House of Cards’ Because She’s Actually Claire Underwood

“I was like, ‘You better pay me or I’m going to go public.’ And they did.”

Tai Gooden | May 19, 2016 - 8:55 am

#StarringJohnCho And #StarringConstanceWu Challenges The Invisibility Of Asian Actors In Hollywood

The campaign is about much more than imagining how much better existing movies would be if John Cho stood in for White Guy Actor #57234. It’s questioning the practice of never casting

Kelly Kanayama | May 18, 2016 - 11:16 am

The Other Sexist Double Standard In Hollywood No One’s Talking About: NC-17 Ratings

Gratuitous violence or blowjobs? PG-13/R. Girls receiving head? NC-17.

Kylie Cheung | May 16, 2016 - 11:32 pm

Captain America Just Made These Amazing Points About the Gender Wage Gap

Chris Evans, aka Captain America, called the wage gap “ubiquitous,” proving himself a true hero, indeed.

Kylie Cheung | May 15, 2016 - 3:01 pm

Actress Jodie Foster Made Amazing Points About Rape Scenes

Males writers are overusing rape as a trope for female characters, and Jodie Foster isn’t having it.

Kylie Cheung | May 14, 2016 - 1:17 pm

George Takei Called Out Racism In Hollywood Casting for Asian Actors & Didn’t Hold Back

“We can’t keep pretending there isn’t something deeper at work here.”

Kylie Cheung | May 4, 2016 - 9:32 am

20th Century Fox Announces Slate Of Upcoming Films Featuring Zero Female Directors

In other really awesome news for women in Hollywood, 20th Century Fox announced their upcoming slate of films for 2016 and 2017 at CinemaCon, the annual convention for The National…

Megan Reynolds | April 21, 2016 - 4:14 pm

A Man Built A Horrifying Robot That Looks Like Scarlett Johansson

The eery robotic clone of Johansson is able to respond to a programmed set of verbal prompts, as well as make lifelike facial expressions while she says things like, “Hehe,…

Bronwyn Isaac | April 1, 2016 - 3:00 pm

Laugh/Cry As Women Read Terrible Casting Calls For Female Roles

“Her best feature is her cleavage”? GTFO.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 4, 2016 - 5:30 pm

Amy Adams On ‘American Hustle’: I Knew I Was Being Paid Less But Still Agreed To Do It

Unlike J-Law, who was unaware that the movie was paying her less than her male co-stars until the deal was sealed, Adams went into the project fully aware and made…

Bronwyn Isaac | March 3, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Hollywood Diversity Study Shows An “Inclusion Crisis” In Film And TV

A study from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism gave failing grades on measures of diversity for all of the major film studios, and only barely-passing grades on diversity

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 22, 2016 - 1:30 pm
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