Women's Issues Articles

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

Danai & Lupita make history

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2016 13:58:33 February 24, 2016 13:58:33
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After a successful run off-Broadway at the Public Theatre, Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed began previews on Broadway at the Golden Theatre last night. It’s the first time in Broadway history that the cast, director, and writer are all women. Eclipsed is the third play that Danai has written in the last 10 years, at least the ones that have been produced. Full Story

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Rooney Mara is wishy-washy on whitewashing

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 23, 2016 18:12:33 February 23, 2016 18:12:33
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It is not my preference to go after actors in the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite and the Hollywood diversity crisis. (Want to be depressed? Read this super sad and regressive study of diversity within industry ranks from the studio C-suites on down.) But actors are usually the most visible people connecting a film to the general public, so they inevitably get asked about this, especially if they themselves are caught up in a whitewashing casting controversy. Full Story

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Taylor Swift on the First Monday In May

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 23, 2016 15:13:47 February 23, 2016 15:13:47
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It’s a little early to be talking about the MET Gala but we haven’t yet mentioned this year’s theme or the celebrity co-chairs. Joining Anna Wintour this year for the event will be Nicolas Ghesquiere, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive, and, yes, Taylor Swift. Full Story

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Oscar nominees talk about the importance of their nominations

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 10, 2016 15:00:45 February 10, 2016 15:00:45

Award season roundtables are all the rage now, and Vulture is getting in on the action with a roundtable discussion featuring eight Oscar nominees, including Alicia Vikander, Bryan Cranston, and screenwriting nominees Phyllis Nagy (Carol) and Andrea Berloff (Straight Outta Compton). During the discussion, the importance of nominations came up, particularly, how they impact careers. Full Story

Reese Witherspoon’s blind riddle

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 4, 2016 21:27:20 February 4, 2016 21:27:20
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As previously mentioned in the Kerry Washington post, Reese Witherspoon is featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Beyond Beautiful article and drops a blind riddle about opportunities for women in Hollywood: “About four years ago I got sent an awful, terrible script. And this male star was starring in it, and there was a girlfriend part. Full Story

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Carol, Tina, Amy: the women who decide

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 13:45:01 February 1, 2016 13:45:01
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The SAG Awards were only two hours long. Did you recognise more of yourself and the people in your life in those two short hours than you have during an award show in a while? Sure, it wasn’t perfect. But before perfect, we have to get to better. One of those moments of “better” happened when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Full Story

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SAG honours Orange Is The New Black

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2016 13:06:11 February 1, 2016 13:06:11
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The Screen Actors love Uzo Aduba. And they love Orange Is The New Black. As you saw on that stage and in these photos…the women! Women who may not have had a place in the industry before, celebrating the moment. OITNB is on Netflix. And, as we saw with Idris Elba and Beasts Of No Nation, certain branches of the industry aren’t quite ready to embrace Netflix, not yet. Full Story

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The X-Files came back big

Sarah Posted by Sarah at January 26, 2016 16:58:27 January 26, 2016 16:58:27
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The X-Files returned on Sunday night and even with a time delay thanks to championship football, the ratings were REALLY good. Even allowing for spillover football fans who tuned out within the first few minutes of the show, The X-Files pulled around 13.5 million viewers, which is great for the current state of network TV, especially if you’re not a procedural on CBS. Full Story

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