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New Favorite Tumblr: Every Single Word

Every Single Word is a new project powerfully documenting an age-old problem: the erasure and silencing of non-white characters in film. The tumblr’s creator, Dylan Marron, edits movies to remove all dialogue spoken by white people.

Every Single Word is a new project powerfully documenting an age-old problem: the erasure and silencing of non-white characters in film. The tumblr’s creator, Dylan Marron, edits movies to remove all dialogue spoken by white people. ...

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Watch: Viola Davis accepts SAG award and talks diversity in Hollywood

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, Viola Davis won the title of outstanding lead actress in a drama and gave this great speech on diversity and representation in Hollywood, thanking the creators of How to Get Away With Murder for believing that a “sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned, African-American woman who looks like me.” 

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, Viola Davis won the title of outstanding lead actress in a drama and gave this great speech on diversity and representation in Hollywood, thanking the creators of How to Get ...

3 things you might not know about the badass feminist icon Lauren Bacall

Actress Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at the age of 89, was famous for her films, memorable lines, husky voice, and marriage to Humphrey Bogart. But she also challenged gender norms on screen, and was an advocate for freedom of speech and unapologetic liberal. Here are a few things you might not know about about her.

Actress Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at the age of 89, was famous for her films, memorable lines, husky voice, and marriage to Humphrey Bogart. But she also challenged gender norms on screen, and was an advocate for freedom of speech and ...

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

Given 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 recently quoted the great Octavia Butler, whose sci-fi novels Hollywood should be adapting for the big screen all the time: “There are no real walls around science fiction. We can build them, but they’re not there naturally.”

Given 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 ...

Summer box office numbers down as Hollywood continues to ignore female moviegoers

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 to the theater less and women have become a more reliable audience.

According to data from the Motion Picture Association of America, the young male demographic that most big Hollywood movies are aimed at is making fewer trips to the theater and hurting box-office totals. Who is spending money at the movies? Women, and movies aimed at women are reaping the benefits. ...

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 ...

Infographic: Only 5 percent of recent major films were directed by women

Women 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 percent of films produced by the major studios in the last five years were directed by women.

Women 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 ...
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