Tag Archives: Hollywood

Infographic: There have been no women of color protagonists in top grossing sci-fi and fantasy films

TweetGiven that women and people of color are so underrepresented in Hollywood generally, this analysis revealing the diversity gap in sci-fi and fantasy films is not entirely surprising. But some small, uncynical part of me thought that just maybe a genre that is entirely, utterly unbound to current realities would be slightly more diverse. Syreeta [...]
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Summer box office numbers down as Hollywood continues to ignore female moviegoers

Tweet Oops, it seems Hollywood’s stubborn refusal to cater to female movie-goers may be hurting the bottom line. Summer box office numbers are way down–resulting in a 20 percent decline in revenue in North America–this year, and it could be because Hollywood is still making crap targeted at the long-coveted young dude demographic when they’re going [...]
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Infographic: Only 5 percent of recent major films were directed by women

TweetWomen and Hollywood has a depressing new infographic on what has got to be the biggest gender gap in Hollywood–an industry not exactly known for being a paragon of gender equality. Despite the fact that women make up their fair share of film school grads, and there are plenty of great female directors, less than five [...]
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Black women run Hollywood

TweetTurns out its not a combination of sexism and racism that keeps Black women relegated to minor roles in Hollywood. As this star-studded video reveals, it’s because they’re in a secret cabal that runs the whole damn industry. Black Women Run Hollywood from Funny Or Die Mystery solved.  Tweet
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“Royals” parody video takes aim at typecasting of women of color in Hollywood

Tweet Lorde’s “Royals” continues to be an eminently re-makable song. In this lolsob-inducing parody, “Typecast,” actress Tess Paras highlights the frustrations of being a non-white actress in an industry that — despite the popularity of recent shows like Scandal and The Mindy Project — still doesn’t give women of color the opportunity to be much more than the [...]
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