Posts tagged "women in hollywood"

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.

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2013 - 12:20 pm

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,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Feminist Nicole Kidman “Believes In The Sisterhood”

“I was raised by a feminist mother. And yes, she said never be frightened about using the ‘F’ word. So I’m not. She believes in the sisterhood, and so do…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2013 - 9:20 am

Michelle Rodriguez On Sexual Assault, Addresses Sexuality Rumors: “I Go Both Ways”

“Well, get this. This girl from Jersey City has a knife in her boot. I pulled it out and said, ‘I’ll cut your dick off.’ You know what he did?

Jessica Wakeman | October 2, 2013 - 9:40 am

Natalie Portman: Feminism Shouldn’t Be “Macho”

“I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or…

Jessica Wakeman | September 30, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Olivia Wilde Is Psyched To Turn 30

“Sure, it’ll be tougher to convince an audience I’m the ‘feisty young coed,’ cramming for my biochem final and wondering if Zac Efron’s character likes my new crushed-velvet headband, but I…

Alyson Penn | August 9, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Spike Lee’s List Of Essential Films Contains Exactly Zero Women

Spike Lee published the list of “Essential Films For Filmmakers” which he hands out on the first day every year in his NYU graduate film class. It’s a good…

Jessica Wakeman | August 6, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs

The film industry is one that desperately lacks female influence, so Cheryl Boone Isaacs’ election as President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a particularly cool…

Mary Odell | August 4, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Melissa McCarthy Outperforms Comedy’s Leading Men — Remind Me Again Why “Women Aren’t Funny”?

We all know that Melissa McCarthy is on a roll — between “Bridesmaids,” “Identity Theft,” and now the $40 million dollar opening of her buddy-cop movie “The Heat,” this lady is on…

The Mary Sue | July 4, 2013 - 2:30 pm

The 10 Funniest Female Duos Of All Time

“The Heat,” a foul-mouthed, gun-toting, slapstick-silly film opened in theaters this weekend — and it stars two female leads. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, two of Hollywood’s raddest women, play an…

Alyson Penn | June 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Busy Phillips: Body Image Is “The Last Frontier Of Feminism”

“I was asked to lose weight by a network for a TV pilot. The conversation happens because you get a job and your agent or manager calls and they say,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2013 - 9:40 am

Sundance Survey: Female Directors Fare Better In Indie Films Than Hollywood

Women directors fare far better in indie films than they do in the mainstream Hollywood machine, according to a new study out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Women…

Jessica Wakeman | January 23, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Rachel Weisz On Playing Strong Characters

“I never really understand when people say that I like playing strong characters. I always find that a little weird because, I could be wrong, but I don’t think people ever…

Jessica Wakeman | January 7, 2013 - 2:20 pm

“American Psycho”‘s Bret Easton Ellis Makes Sexist Asshat Comment About Kathryn Bigelow

“Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she’s a very hot woman she’s really overrated.”
That’s a tweet from Bret Easton

Jessica Wakeman | December 6, 2012 - 4:40 pm

The Top 5 Funny Female Screenwriters To Watch

On May 13, 2011, the cinematic landscape was forever changed by that cute little movie about friends, weddings and bowel incontinence. Other than a couple “Saturday Night Live” cast members…

Leslie Simon | October 16, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Awesome Women Of WIGS

It can be tough to find meaty, interesting roles for women in Hollywood, which is why WIGS — tagline: “where it gets interesting” — is such a breath of fresh…

The Frisky | June 25, 2012 - 4:00 pm

While Everyone Was Freaking Out About “Girls,” There Are Zero Films By Women At Cannes

For the past week, women’s media has pretty much been dominated by talk of Lena Dunham’s new show “Girls.” But newsflash! There’s other crap going on! Like the fact that…

Julie Gerstein | April 23, 2012 - 12:20 pm

Diablo Cody Says Feminists “Should Be Up My Butt”

“Any feminist out there who doesn’t support me gets a big boo because you’ve got one person out there who is advocating for women in Hollywood and you’re going to slag…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2012 - 9:40 am

15 Lessons Learned From Strong Heroines

Today two powerful leading ladies make a bang on the big screen as Kate Beckinsale returns as badass vampire Selene in “Underworld: Awakening” and real-life powerhouse MMA fighter Gina Carano stars…

Pop Sugar | January 21, 2012 - 11:30 am

George Clooney Is Worried About Women In Hollywood

“There’s this strange thing that’s happened over the last 25 or 30 years where there’s this decision being made that women aren’t able to carry the box office. Now, ‘Bridesmaids’ has…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 5, 2012 - 4:40 pm