women in hollywood

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

How Many Of These Female-Driven TV Comedies Are You Watching?

Oh my goodness! Look at all these non-man comedies on TV! Who do these women think they are! More empathetic, focused, aesthetically-pleasing, versions of your typical guy comedians?

Oh…

Emily Winter | November 13, 2015 - 9:05 am

Soap Opera Actress Nancy Lee Grahn Whines About Viola Davis’s Emmy Speech Not Including “All” Women

Last night’s Emmy Awards were shockingly entertaining and exciting, and the acceptance speeches were the absolute highlight, each one better than the next. From Jill Soloway and Jeffrey Tambor’s advocacy…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 21, 2015 - 10:12 am

Emma Thompson On Sexism In Hollywood: “I Still Think It’s Complete Shit”

She’s been in the business for over 25 years, and, according to her, the situation hasn’t gotten any better.

Megan Reynolds | July 21, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Russell Crowe Thinks Older Actresses Should Stop Whining About The Lack Of Female Roles In Hollywood

“To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that [the good roles for women have dried up is] the woman who at 40, 45, 48,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 3, 2015 - 10:00 am

Can We Stop Applauding Actresses Who “Go Ugly” For A Movie Role?

Last week, the trailer for Jennifer Aniston’s upcoming film “Cake” was released online. The movie, which is already generating significant Oscar buzz, is about a woman (Aniston) who suffers from…

EJ Dickson | December 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Female Actors Fight Back: “Some Lady Parts” Tumblr Documents Sexist Casting Calls

Actor Katrina Day has collected a series of sexist casting breakdowns for her not-haha-funny new Tumblr Some Lady Parts. Some of these notices read like Craigslist personal ads: “Seeking: Hot…

Leah Prinzivalli | November 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Black Actress Octavia Spencer Is “Red Band Society”‘s Resident “Scary Bitch”

Having already seen “The Fault In Our Stars” and “Glee,” I don’t think I’ll be tuning in for Fox’s “Red Band Society,” a new dramedy produced by Steven…

Jessica Wakeman | August 22, 2014 - 2:30 pm

It’s A Shame That Some Obituaries Focus On Lauren Bacall’s Beauty & Love Life Over Her Talent

Two Hollywood legends passed this week — Robin Williams, 63, on Monday morning, and Lauren Bacall, 89, on Tuesday night. They died in extremely different ways, but both were household…

Jessica Wakeman | August 13, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: “What If” Star Zoe Kazan Talks Femininity & Feminism

I guess, in our post-“Harry Potter” world, a lot of people would be really excited when a new movie comes out starring Daniel Radcliffe.

Alas, I am not…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2014 - 9:00 am

Rose McGowan On Being Told She Was Intimidating Hollywood’s Men In Charge

“I had an agent that told me not to speak in meetings because I was too intelligent and it was stressing to the men. It was a woman that told me…

Claire Hannum | July 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Frisky Q&A: “Obvious Child” Star Jenny Slate On Abortion, Hollywood & Feminism

If you think you don’t know who Jenny Slate is, you just haven’t attached the name to the person. She’s Mona-Lisa on “Parks and Recreation”; Tammy on “Bob’s Burgers”; a…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2014 - 9:00 am
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