Posts Tagged Hollywood

Weekly Feminist Reader

50 years ago, today.

The stigma of loving transgender women.

“When people say women of color, am I included in that equation?”

Urban Outfitters #fail.

This is exceptionalism we don’t need.

One classroom, two genders.

Hollywood’s “sassy black lady” problem.

What Scandal gets right, and wrong.

9/11 and communities of color.

Aziz Ansari, Boom.

There’s no politician quite like her.

Mister Cee, hip-hop and tolerance.

What people don’t realize is that most of these girls are adolescents.”

#4immigrantwomen

New fave Tumblr: Men Taking Up Too Much Space On The Train

Making isn’t frivolous.

On getting called out.

Miss America, what’s the verdict?

Debunking ...

50 years ago, today.

The stigma of loving transgender women.

“When people say women of color, am I included in that equation?”

Urban Outfitters #fail.

This is exceptionalism we don’t need.

Republicans attack Ashley Judd before she announces she’s running for Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is polling at 47% in Kentucky. Under 50% is the danger zone for incumbents. So it’s no surprise that American Crossroads SuperPac run by Karl Rove is attacking actress Ashley Judd, before she even makes a final decision about running for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. The $10,000 ad buy will run for 2 weeks in the state.

The ad paints Ashley as a Hollywood elite and a blind Obama disciple. The problem is that these two things couldn’t be farther from the truth. When I was at the Democratic Convention this summer, I met Ashley Judd….at Target. She was shopping like a regular person.

See Ashley Judd is not a liberal Hollywood elite. She’s definitely ...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is polling at 47% in Kentucky. Under 50% is the danger zone for incumbents. So it’s no surprise that American Crossroads SuperPac run by Karl Rove is attacking actress Ashley Judd, ...

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The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

Last night everyone in the world (read: everyone I follow on Twitter) watched the Golden Globes, which promised to be an important event for women in entertainment with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting and a bunch of talented ladies nominated. In case you had better things to do than watch (read a book, take a nap, feed your cat), we’ve compiled the best and worst moments from the night—from a feminist perspective, of course.

The Top Feminist Moments:

5. Lena Dunham wins stuff. I get that this is a controversial call, and I’m pretty ambivalent about Dunham. I absolutely agree that she is no progressive feminist leader; the “Girls” creator/director/writer/star has some serious thinking to do about ...

Last night everyone in the world (read: everyone I follow on Twitter) watched the Golden Globes, which promised to be an important event for women in entertainment with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting and a bunch ...

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Infographic: Diversity in Hollywood

Or lack thereof, really.

Thanks to Brianna Higgins of BAH Studios Doodles for this nice infographic of casting practices in Hollywood, based on race. Culled from research by Sociological Images, we see only 11.1 percent of leading actor roles go to African Americans, only 1.2 percent to Latinos and only 1.8 percent to Asian Americans. So much for the beigeing and browning of America.

I do like that pale mauve shade that Brianna gives to “white,” though.

See more of her work here.

Or lack thereof, really.

Thanks to Brianna Higgins of BAH Studios Doodles for this nice infographic of casting practices in Hollywood, based on race. Culled from research ...

“It’s hard to find female leads that are flawed and interesting and dynamic”

So Rashida Jones wrote one for herself. Jones co-wrote and stars in Celeste and Jesse Forever, which comes out in New York and LA tomorrow, and she gave a really interesting interview to Women and Hollywood, in which she reflected on how feminism has changed women’s lives in America, and how Hollywood is reflecting that change back to us in the media we consume. Jones said that she wanted to play a role that wasn’t “just someone’s girlfriend or wife. I wanted to go on that journey.”

When Melissa at WiH asked why it’s been so hard for women to go on that journey, Jones gave the kind of answer that makes a feminist blogger want to yell, “preeeeach!”

So Rashida Jones wrote one for herself. Jones co-wrote and stars in Celeste and Jesse Forever, which comes out in New York and LA tomorrow, and she gave a really interesting interview to Women and Hollywood, ...

The Hunger Games: A story for women and girls that everyone can love


The only thing that could have made me more excited about The Hunger Games is if the trailer was put to Rihanna…Oh look!

In case you didn’t notice (ha!), last night The Hunger Games premiered at midnight across the country. The highly-hyped movie sold more advance tickets on Fandago than any other non-sequel film ever and brought in an estimated $19.7 million last night. Its expected box office numbers for opening weekend–between $115 and $120 million–could break records.

I haven’t seen the movie yet, but we wrote about the books last year, and I’m excited about its success for many reasons. It’s a story about class and inequality and power that resonates deeply in these times. ...


The only thing that could have made me more excited about The Hunger Games is if the trailer was put to Rihanna…Oh look!

In case you didn’t notice (ha!), last night The Hunger Games premiered at midnight ...

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