Equality Issues Articles

Equality issues hilighted through celebrity pop culture including pay inequality, sexism, misogyny, role limitations with age, and other societal issues also present in Hollywood.

Crazy Rich…. TEASE!

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 19, 2018 19:07:57 April 19, 2018 19:07:57

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.  I need to do that some more, stand by: OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG. FINALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! If you’re a regular visitor of this site, you know I’ve been waiting, for months now, for the first Crazy Rich Asians trailer. Every day I wake up hoping and, until today, it hasn’t happened. Full Story

One of these Harley Quinn movies might actually happen

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 17, 2018 19:00:04 April 17, 2018 19:00:04
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Suicide Squad was a mess, but one of the bright spots was Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, and Robbie, who has rapidly turned into a power producer, has been pitching various Harley spin-offs ever since. One of those pitches is the “Untitled Girl Gang” movie, which has advanced to the “hiring a director” stage. Full Story

Beychella: Beyoncé’s best and blackest performance

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at April 16, 2018 12:40:40 April 16, 2018 12:40:40

Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline Coachella in the festival’s 19-year history on Saturday. Standing on a stage that has essentially told black female artists for two decades that they are not worthy – or at least not as worthy as their peers— Beyoncé delivered the boldest, blackest, most-badass declaration of her worth and of the worth of black women. Full Story

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Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 2, 2018 16:11:24 April 2, 2018 16:11:24

Wes Anderson’s meticulous, highly stylized worlds are particularly suited to stop-motion animation, the most meticulous and stylized form of animation. It’s no coincidence that one of Anderson’s best films is The Fantastic Mr. Fox, his first attempt at stop-motion, and now he follows up Fox with another animated animal tale, Isle of Dogs. Full Story

New Prince Phillip

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 29, 2018 18:13:29 March 29, 2018 18:13:29
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The next two seasons of The Crown will feature an older cast as Queen Elizabeth and her family move into the 1970s (WHO WILL PLAY DIANA). Olivia Colman is taking over as QEII, and after a rather long casting period, Tobias Menzies of Outlander fame has just been confirmed as the new Prince Phillip (he’s also currently on The Terror which is half amazing and half misery porn). Full Story

Jennifer Hudson marched

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 26, 2018 14:41:52 March 26, 2018 14:41:52
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 “Let them lead the way.” It feels very contrived and clichéd to quote Whitney Houston’s Greatest Love of All at a time like this but I saw a few “Children Are Our Future” signs at the March for Our Lives protests and since then, I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Full Story

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Cardi B and #MeToo in hip-hop

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 21, 2018 14:36:00 March 21, 2018 14:36:00
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Cardi B does not fit the mold of the “perfect victim.” The “perfect victim” is not an ex-stripper. She’s not a woman of colour. She doesn’t dress the way Cardi B dresses or talks the way Cardi B talks. We’ve seen it time and time again in sexual assault cases and Lainey has written about it on multiple occasions– victims must be perfectly chaste and obedient or rich or famous or white before anyone starts to pay attention. Full Story

Serena owns the tournament

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 20, 2018 14:17:35 March 20, 2018 14:17:35
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Serena Williams will play Naomi Osaka in the first round of the Miami Open tomorrow. It’s a tough draw. Serena is unseeded and Naomi just won her first tournament at Indian Wells, which was Serena’s first tournament back since having her baby. This is an exciting moment. Because we get to enjoy the greatest of all time and a new emerging tennis superstar sharing the same court – not just tomorrow but perhaps all season. Full Story

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