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Jul 15, 2019 at 15:19.

Penny Marshall and the Movies That Shaped Me 

Penny Marshall and the Movies That Shaped Me 

I didn’t make a habit of idolizing people when I was growing up and, as was the case with so many elements of my childhood personality, I recognized this as peculiar at the time. Not because there was any sort of soul-crushing emptiness over lacking a name I could point to as the representative of my professional ambitions or object of my teenage lust, but because it seemed like everyone else...

Bobby Finger Bobby Finger Jul 14, 2019 at 18:49.

Captain Marvel Will Be the First Marvel Film to Be Scored by a Woman

<i>Captain Marvel</i> Will Be the First Marvel Film to Be Scored by a Woman

You may not know Pinar Toprak by name, but if you’re one of the 125 million people who play the gaming sensation Fortnite, you’ve probably heard her music. And now, per IndieWire, the composer—who in addition to composing music for Fortnite has provided the scores to films like 2010's The Lightkeepers—will also score the upcoming film Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson.

This makes Toprak...

Frida Garza Frida Garza Jul 11, 2019.

Latina Actors Get 7 Percent of Speaking Roles for Women on TV, Which Is a Record High

Latina Actors Get 7 Percent of Speaking Roles for Women on TV, Which Is a Record High

A new study found that 7 percent of all speaking roles for women in television go to Latina actors. It was one of the only bright spots in the report from San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film; previously it was just 5 percent of all speaking roles. Oh yay! Crumbs? I love crumbs.

As the Hollywood Reporter points out, that also means 2.8 percent of all speaking...

Frida Garza Frida Garza Jul 08, 2019.

Patricia Arquette Says She Still Makes Less Than Her Male Co-Stars Because of 'Bullshit Structure'

Patricia Arquette Says She Still Makes Less Than Her Male Co-Stars Because of 'Bullshit Structure'

Remember the time Patricia Arquette made Meryl Streep stand up at the Oscar and shout “Yes! Yes!” by talking about ending the gender pay gap in Hollywood? That was over four years ago, and producers are still giving Arquette poor deals and finding new and creative ways to pay her less than her male co-stars.

In a new interview with the Daily Beast, Arquette says she’s chosen not to take on...

Kara Brown Kara Brown Jun 24, 2019.

The Most Successful Studio Head In Hollywood Is a Woman Who Prioritizes Diversity

The Most Successful Studio Head In Hollywood Is a Woman Who Prioritizes Diversity

Universal Pictures grossed $6.7 billion at the box office this year in large part due to its studio chairman, a half-Egyptian woman who embraces diversity. When is Hollywood going to understand that is almost always a winning game plan?

Donna Langley was named The Hollywood Reporter’s Entertainment Executive of the Year for good reason. Universal’s 2015 slate included Furious 7, Jurassic...

Kelly Faircloth Kelly Faircloth Jun 14, 2019. 23 comments

The Lost Women of Chernobyl

The Lost Women of Chernobyl

HBO has done the unexpected and managed to turn a five-part, dead-serious miniseries about the nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl into a cultural event , complete with memes. The show is a sober examination of the disaster and its literal fallout on the surrounding population. But turning real historical events into blockbuster TV fodder almost necessarily means flattening and cropping in the...

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Harron Walker Harron Walker Jun 09, 2019.

When Sandra Oh Got to Hollywood, an Agent Told Her, 'I've Got Nothing for You'

When Sandra Oh Got to Hollywood, an Agent Told Her, 'I've Got Nothing for You'

In a new profile, Sandra Oh talked about her Emmy-nominated role in Killing Eve, her decades-long journey to leading actress status, and how she tried and sometimes failed to control her image in an industry that didn’t always want to see her.

Speaking to Vulture staff writer E. Alex Jung, Oh described meeting with an agent in 1995 shortly after relocating from Canada to Los Angeles. The agent...

Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Apr 02, 2019. 9 comments

Disney Shutters Production Studio Beloved By Women

Disney Shutters Production Studio Beloved By Women

Last month Disney announced it was shutting down the production studio Fox 2000 after the company acquired 21st Century Fox. The studio is responsible for films like The Fault In Our Stars, The Devil Wears Prada, and Life of Pi and the announcement was a big deal considering the head of Fox 2000 is Elizabeth Gabler, a beloved film executive known in the industry for championing women’s...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Mar 09, 2019. 4 comments

Make Taraji P. Henson a Warlock

Make Taraji P. Henson a Warlock

Taraji P. Henson’s appeal is undeniable—unless you were a producer or director who met her before she starred on Empire. That much was clear when she accepted her Golden Globe for her role as Cookie Lyons in 2016. “Please wrap?” she said on stage, as the show tried to cut her off. “I waited 20 years for this. You gonna wait!”

In an interview with the Guardian, Henson talks about how Hollywood...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jan 08, 2019. 4 comments

Why the 'Radical Underrepresentation' of Women in Hollywood Isn't Changing

Why the 'Radical Underrepresentation' of Women in Hollywood Isn't Changing

While accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, Regina King made a promise to employ a crew of at least 50 percent women in her film productions. She also challenged others in Hollywood to match her efforts, and it was a familiar refrain: The need for better representation in film, for better stories about women created by women, has been raised...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Dec 14, 2018. 22 comments

This Is How a Woman Gets Written Out of Her Own Obituary

This Is How a Woman Gets Written Out of Her Own Obituary

Sondra Locke has died. She was a director and Oscar-nominated actress, but by The Hollywood Reporter’s account, she was just Clint Eastwood’s money-grubbing ex-girlfriend.

On Thursday, THR ran an obituary for Locke, originally headlined “Actress Sondra Locke, Embittered Ex of Clint Eastwood, Dies at 74.”

The publication changed the headline, but the obituary itself is a bizarre framing of her...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Oct 25, 2018. 18 comments

Sofía Vergara Still Makes More Money Than All the Dudes on TV

Sofía Vergara Still Makes More Money Than All the Dudes on TV

According to Forbes, Modern Family’s Sofía Vergara is the highest paid actress on television for the seventh year in a row. She’s also the highest paid TV actor, period (regardless of gender), and she has been for a while.

As expected, the cast of The Big Bang Theory dominate both of Forbes’ highest paid actors and actresses lists, but excuse me while I relish in the fact that Vergara pulls in...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Oct 19, 2018. 22 comments

Chris Pine's Outlaw King Dick Shot Has Him Thinking About Double Standards

Chris Pine's Outlaw King Dick Shot Has Him Thinking About Double Standards

Critics may have you believe Chris Pine’s latest movie Outlaw King is about some angry white men in Scotland, but based on the press so far, it’s really about his dick and the fact that audiences will get a full-frontal glimpse of it in one glorious, too-short scene. As Vulture described it, “Our hero strips off his tunic and — surprise! — exposes his royal todger to the world. We only see...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Sep 27, 2018. 2 comments

Mindy Kaling Says Keep Shaming White Men in Hollywood About the Pay Gap, It's Working

Mindy Kaling Says Keep Shaming White Men in Hollywood About the Pay Gap, It's Working

Mindy Kaling said in an interview with Variety (at the Palisades Village opening gala in L.A.) that she’s seen “an enormous amount of change” in gender parity in Hollywood recently, which if true, is a nice development in an otherwise bad news cycle that is threatening to make me lose all faith in institutions.

The threat of getting called out and slapped with a discrimination lawsuit is a...

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Harron Walker Harron Walker Sep 05, 2018. 10 comments

Kristen Stewart Says Hollywood Fails At Showing Women As Sexual Beings

Kristen Stewart Says Hollywood Fails At Showing Women As Sexual Beings

Kristen Stewart is deeply over Hollywood’s reticent depictions of female sexuality and taking matters into her own hands, so to speak.

In an interview with Mastermind magazine, Stewart mentioned a screenplay she’s writing that, she says, is refreshingly vulgar. According to People, which censored the words “cunt” and “motherfucker” in their post, Stewart told the mag:

“My favorite line in this...

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Hazel Cills Hazel Cills Aug 02, 2018. 4 comments

Director Desiree Akhavan on The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Reimagining the Teen Movie

Director Desiree Akhavan on The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Reimagining the Teen Movie

On paper, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The Miseducation of Cameron Post might sound like the making of a somber tearjerker. Chloë Grace Moretz stars as the titular Cameron, a teenage girl growing up in Montana in 1993 whose boyfriend dramatically discovers her making out with her best girl friend on homecoming night. She’s then shipped off to God’s Promise, a terrifying Evangelical...

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Frida Garza Frida Garza Aug 02, 2018. 21 comments

Evangeline Lilly Refused to Do Nudity on Lost After Shooting One Scene Left Her 'Crying My Eyes Out'

Evangeline Lilly Refused to Do Nudity on <i>Lost</i> After Shooting One Scene Left Her 'Crying My Eyes Out'

In the first five minutes of a recent episode of The Lost Boys podcast, Evangeline Lilly says she would describe starring on the TV show Lost as her destiny. “I would say it was my destiny because it certainly wasn’t my agenda,” she told host Jacob Stolworthy (who is also a writer for the Independent). She wasn’t trying to be an actress at the time, she explains—but in a way, when she got the...

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Maria Sherman Maria Sherman Jul 29, 2018. 19 comments

Cumberbitches, Your Leader Says He Will Only Accept Roles That Pay Women Co-Stars Equally

Cumberbitches, Your Leader Says He Will Only Accept Roles That Pay Women Co-Stars Equally

Benedict Cumberbatch, who you might know as the hot wizard Dr. Strange in Avengers: Infinity War and other various corners of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, wants all the Cumberbitches to know that he recognizes the gender pay gap.

Cumberbatch told Radio Times in a recent interview, “Equal pay and a place at the table are the central tenets of feminism. Look at your quotas. Ask what women are...

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Harron Walker Harron Walker Jul 13, 2018. 20 comments

Mira Sorvino Says a Casting Director 'Gagged Me With a Condom' When She Was 16

Mira Sorvino Says a Casting Director 'Gagged Me With a Condom' When She Was 16

In a recent interview, Mira Sorvino described an encounter she had with a casting director in the beginning of her career that involved him gagging her with a condom.

Sorvino spoke to journalist Katherine Tulich for an episode of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s HFPA in Conversation podcast, released on Wednesday. In the interview, Sorvino said an unnamed casting director took...

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Megan Reynolds Megan Reynolds Jun 20, 2018. 14 comments

Thandie Newton Says She Felt Resentful When She Realized 'Men Have Been Paid So Much More'

Thandie Newton Says She Felt Resentful When She Realized 'Men Have Been Paid So Much More'

The recent public awareness around the wage gap in film and TV seems to be having an effect, as studios move to rectify years of institutional sexism and unfair pay standards. Naturally, this is fantastic news. What sucks for the women in Hollywood is learning precisely how much more the men have been making, and having to reconcile that sobering fact for oneself.

Such was the realization for...

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