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.

Bad Bunny: Show Your Twerk

Prem Posted by Prem at March 30, 2020 15:02:40 March 30, 2020 15:02:40
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I think it’s time we gave some love to Bad Bunny here on Lainey Gossip. His new album YHLQMDLG, which stands for “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana” and means “I do what I want to do”, came out at the end of February and has received some excellent reviews. According to Pitchfork Full Story

Pretty Woman: a Feminist Icon on film

Duana Posted by Duana at March 23, 2020 16:19:28 March 23, 2020 16:19:28

Oh, yo. Oh, yo. Catch this…  Today is the 30th anniversary of the release of Pretty Woman! If you, like me, were forever changed and shaped by this film, then I wish you a happy anniversary, and apologies that we can no longer deny the march of time. Although given that most of us memorized this movie through rigorous viewings of the VHS tape, we may have a year or so’s grace. Full Story

Appreciating Amanda Seales 

Melayna Posted by Melayna at March 18, 2020 18:57:19 March 18, 2020 18:57:19
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In January, Amanda Seales made her debut as the 5th chair for the Emmy/NAACP award winning talk show, The Real. For those who follow Amanda, this was consistent with how we have seen her career blow up in the past few years. For fans of The Real, it seemed natural as she has been one of the most memorable guest co-hosts. Full Story

Gugu and Keira’s Misbehaviour

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 10, 2020 17:21:41 March 10, 2020 17:21:41
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Misbehaviour is a film based on the true story of the Miss World 1970 beauty pageant that took place in London. At the time, the event was the highest rated television programme in the UK and that year’s competition was extra dramatic because of the Women’s Liberation protest and then on top of that, a black woman, Miss Grenada Jennifer Hosten, was crowned for the first time and Pearl Jansen, Miss Africa South, was the runner up. Full Story

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Adèle Haenel: Walking out on the Césars 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 2, 2020 15:10:18 March 2, 2020 15:10:18
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The Césars happened in France this weekend. They’re the French Oscars and there was controversy even before the event because Roman Polanski’s An Officer and a Spy was nominated for 12 awards, prompting the resignation of all 21 members of the Association for the Promotion of Cinema. Full Story

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Taylor Swift is “The Man”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 27, 2020 14:14:09 February 27, 2020 14:14:09
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Taylor Swift’s strength is not subtlety. And she leans all the way into that – or away from it – in her video for “The Man”, which she directed, wrote, owns, and stars in. Sure, there may be some Easter eggs for her fans throughout, but for those who don’t obsessively comb every shot for hidden clues, her message is unmistakable. Full Story

Danai Gurira runs the show

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 25, 2020 19:59:39 February 25, 2020 19:59:39
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Danai Gurira joined The Walking Dead in its third season, before its particular brand of brutality grew tiresome. In the time since she joined the show, The Walking Dead’s popularity has peaked and waned, she’s gone on to be a fan-favorite character in the MCU, and she’s made history on Broadway Full Story

Monday, February 24, 2020

Dear Gossips,

I’ve had a bad cold for a week now and maybe it’s because I’m “vulnerable”, as Duana described it, but tears sprung to my eyes on Friday when I saw that Ali Wong had interviewed Lana Condor for Interview  Read Full Intro

Rihanna: “tell your friends to pull up”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2020 17:22:27 February 24, 2020 17:22:27
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Rihanna was honoured with the President’s Award at the NAACP Image Awards this weekend for philanthropic and social justice efforts. She made her speech all about what others are doing and what others can do – and the way she put it, it’s not complicated. “Tell your friends to pull up. Full Story

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Like Trump has even seen Parasite

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 21, 2020 16:19:22 February 21, 2020 16:19:22
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Last night, Donald Trump held one of his creepy f-cking rallies in Colorado. During his speech, he took a shot at the Oscars and Parasite because, you know, they gave the top prize to a movie not in English, made by furriners, and that you have to READ on top of everything else. You can watch the clip, or you can scream for ninety seconds, whichever suits you. Full Story

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Dear Gossips,

It was great seeing Sinead Burke sitting front row at the Gucci show in Milan yesterday and wearing Gucci, obviously. Sinead was also all over London Fashion Week last week. Here she is hanging out with Victoria Beckham:           Read Full Intro