Posts tagged "women in hollywood"

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 yes. Yes,…

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 Spielberg…

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

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…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2014 - 1:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 29, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | April 25, 2014 - 10:30 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

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…

Emily Winter | February 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | February 6, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2014 - 7:00 pm

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

Jessica Wakeman | January 17, 2014 - 6:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | January 10, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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