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.

Gucci F-cked Up…Again

Prem Posted by Prem at May 17, 2019 14:48:24 May 17, 2019 14:48:24
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Let’s revisit the Gucci Ready-to-Wear collection from Fall 2018. Back in February of last year, Gucci presented their Fall 2018 collection from Alessandro Michele. The Fall 2018 collection was famous for some of its models who carried disembodied copies of their heads on the runway and were the inspiration for Jared Leto’s look Full Story

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Dear Gossips,

I saw a film last weekend that I can’t stop thinking or talking about, even though it made me uncomfortable, especially since it made me uncomfortable – and on so many levels.  The Grizzlies, based on a true story, is about the determination and resilience of a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, a remote Northern community with one of the highest teen suicide rates in North America, who come together to play lacrosse.  Read Full Intro

Lizzo’s Authentic Brand and her Cover in Essence Magazine

Prem Posted by Prem at May 16, 2019 13:31:46 May 16, 2019 13:31:46
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Just under a month ago, I had the undeniable pleasure of seeing Lizzo live at Coachella. Yes, it was the performance where she stopped the music and whipped out her flute to back her own track after the audio cut out FOR THE SECOND TIME. Watching Lizzo perform is a religious and life-changing experience, one I recommend to everyone if they have the opportunity. Full Story

“You Know Me”: Busy Philipps Speaks Out

Duana Posted by Duana at May 10, 2019 20:23:17 May 10, 2019 20:23:17
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This is the opening of Tuesday night’s episode of Busy Tonight. The relevant part begins at the 39 second mark:    The clip stands on its own, obviously. You don’t need me to explain why it’s so powerful, especially because it’s not new news – Busy wrote about her decision to choose an abortion as a teenager in a raw and affecting chapter in her book, This Will Only Hurt A Little Full Story

Rihanna breaks history

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 10, 2019 16:24:02 May 10, 2019 16:24:02
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We’ve been expecting this for months now but the confirmation came today – Rihanna is her own fashion house now. Her Instagram post said it best:          Full Story

Lizzo at the Met Gala: Most Authentic 

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 9, 2019 14:13:20 May 9, 2019 14:13:20
Taylor Hill/ Theo Wargo/ Karwai Tang/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images

(Lainey: this post was written by our newest contributor, Melayna Williams. Melayna has written for Maclean’s and Vice and is the co-host of the Black Tea podcast. We are so happy to welcome Melayna to the team. Full Story

Chris Hemsworth continues doing the work

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 8, 2019 16:07:24 May 8, 2019 16:07:24
Amy Sussman/ Manny Carabel/ Bryan Bedder/ Jamie McCarthy/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Neilson Barnard/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Getty Images

Over the last few years, Chris Hemsworth finally found his groove as a comedic actor, but also as a leading man who is happy—even enthusiastic—about working with women. Most of his movies from the last few years have Hemsworth either playing second fiddle to women (Ghostbusters), or co-starring with women (The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Thor: Ragnarok, Men in Black: International). Full Story

The Queer History of Camp

Prem Posted by Prem at May 6, 2019 14:11:18 May 6, 2019 14:11:18
Astrid Stawiarz/ Noam Galai/ Jim Spellman/ Bryan Bedder/ Taylor Hill/ Jamie McCarthy/ Getty Images

After months of waiting, the Met Gala is finally here, and I am dying to see this year’s outfits. The theme is based on Susan Sontag’s seminal 1964 essay, “Notes on Camp”, in which she tries to explain and describe the sensibility known as Camp. Trying to define Camp is like trying to see who’s on screen during the Battle of Winterfell. Full Story

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Dear Gossips,

This is my favourite photo of the week: it’s Lucy Liu with her ma, Cecilia. It was taken on Wednesday, a big day. Because that was the day Lucy became just the second Asian-American woman to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Read Full Intro

Brie Larson’s Body Language

Prem Posted by Prem at May 2, 2019 19:21:24 May 2, 2019 19:21:24

There’s an absolutely ridiculous video on YouTube that was released last Friday making rounds on Twitter. The creator, an alleged ““““““““expert”””””””” in body language, analyzes a press interview with Brie Larson, Don Cheadle, and Chris Hemsworth. Full Story