Posts tagged "women in hollywood"

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. …

By: Megan Reynolds / July 21, 2015

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, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21-year-old. … Meryl Streep will give you 10,000 example…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 3, 2015

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 chronic pain and becomes obsessed with the suicide of her friend and fellow support group member (Anna Kendrick, as a chirpy, impossibly high-cheekboned ghost).

By: EJ Dickson / December 2, 2014

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 Blonde girl … Blonde hair …. classic hot girl.” Others aim for highbrow, but end up unrealistic and porn-y: “Seeking: Ultimate fantasy woman of a…

By: Leah Prinzivalli / November 7, 2014

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 Spielberg about teenagers living in a hospital. But it’s come to my attention that on a promotional ad for the show, which debuts September 17th,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 22, 2014

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 names who’d been in numerous iconic films. These two deaths are being handled very differently — Bacall’s obituaries and remembrances are far more focused o…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 13, 2014

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 one of those people.

When I heard about the cast for the new rom-com “What If,” I was more excited about Zoe Kazan.

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2014

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 that. I didn’t say anything, then I went to my car and kind of cried and then I was, like, ‘Fuck you’… [I]t’s been amazing…

By: Claire Hannum / July 16, 2014

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 bunch of characters on “Kroll Show”; and she was on one season of “Saturday Night Live.” (You may remember her from the Doorbells And More

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 19, 2014

Where Are All The Women Directors At Cannes? An Infographic Shows Just How Bad It Is

The Cannes Film Festival begins today in France. Movie stars along the French Riviera sounds lovely, of course. But Cannes, and every other film festival, is always a reminder of women director’s underrepresentation in the movie business. In the past decade at Cannes, there have been several years when ZERO female directors have had a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 14, 2014

Women Didn’t Fare Well In “Star Wars VII” Casting Announcements

The casting announcement for “Star Wars VII” came out today and while that’s very exciting news indeed, let’s not forget that only one new female actress (Daisy Ridley) has been added to the cast. Don’t women and girls deserve better geeky representation? [io9]
Lux Alptraum on why we don’t need fewer rape story

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 29, 2014

Aaron Sorkin Man-Splains The Lack Of Good Roles For Women In Hollywood

Here’s Aaron Sorkin man-splaining why there aren’t more female-driven films coming out of Hollywood. “There need to be more good scripts,” he says. Ah, thanks, Aaron for explaining that one for us. [New York Daily NewsThe Huffington Post]
Jenelle Evans from “Teen Mom 2″ called her ex-boyfriend the N-word in a Facebook rant.

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Kirsten Dunst Implies That Actresses Ask To Be Sexually Harassed

Sofia Coppola: I feel like you and I are so on the same page about how to approach things. Have you ever worked with a director you didn’t agree with? And if so, what did you do?
Kirsten Dunst: I have, and it takes all the fun out of what you do. You just…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 18, 2014

The Soapbox: Why Will Ferrell’s New Female-Focused Production Department Isn’t Cause For Celebration

Yesterday, Will Ferrell’s company, Gary Sanchez Productions, announced that it is launching a female-focused film and television department called Gloria Sanchez Productions. The idea came from Jessica Elbaum, an exec at Gary Sanchez, who will head the division.

This is exciting news, but I think they missed a major point. I believe people are…

By: Emily Winter / February 13, 2014

So Not Fetch: The MPAA Tried To Give “Mean Girls” An R Rating

“We had lots of battles with the ratings board on the movie. There was the line, ‘Amber D’Alessio gave a blow job to a hot dog,’ which eventually became ‘Amber D’Alessio made out with a hot dog.’ Which is somehow weirder! That’s the thing we found: When you’re trying to make a joke obey the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 6, 2014

Elizabeth Banks Will Direct “Pitch Perfect 2″

Elizabeth Banks will make her directorial debut on “Pitch Perfect 2.” Yes, there is going to be a sequel! [Hollywood Reporter]
Heidi Klum has split from her bodyguard boyfriend. [People]
It wouldn’t be “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” if Kim wasn’t trying to freak out her brother Rob with breast milk. [Gossip

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 27, 2014

Female Oscar Nominees In 2014 Remains Dismally Low Yet Again

Zero female directors, zero cinematographers, zero female editors, and only two screenwriters. A grand total of seven categories don’t even have one woman nominated! That’s the female nominees at the Academy Awards in 2014. Yes, I said 2014. [Womens Media Center]
Amelia had a good take on Jezebel’s recent Lena Dunham/Vogue untouched image…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

Annoying Reporter Asks Lena Dunham Why She’s Naked So Often On “Girls,” Gets Deservedly Scolded

Lena Dunham is naked, or partially naked, fairly frequently on “Girls.” (So is Jemima Kirke. Both Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet keep themselves more covered up.) Some of Lena’s nudity is during sex scenes, while a bunch of others are when her character is changing clothes, sitting on the toilet, or in the bath or…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2014

She-Beast Zooey Deschanel Is A ‘Mean Girl’ Because She Acts Like A Boss And Makes Rules As “New Girl” Producer

The producer of a hit TV show makes rules that other people have to follow so filming doesn’t run behind. Running behind irritates this person. Time, after all, is money.

That sounds like professionalism to me.

But what if I told you that producer is a woman and she also i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2013

Diablo Cody On Directing: A Woman Is “Expected To Constantly Prove Yourself”

“As a woman you’re still expected to constantly prove yourself, whereas men are allowed to have flops without people blaming it on their gender. If a man has a flop, people will blame it on a variety of factors. But if a woman directs a movie and it doesn’t do well, suddenly it’s because she’…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2013
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