Tag Archives: Movies

Charts: Movies that pass the Bechdel test have a better return on investment

TweetThe evidence that movies featuring women being people actually make money keeps rolling in. Here’s the latest data-dive from FiveThirtyEight — they ran the numbers on over 1,500 films released between 1990 and 2013 and found that movies that pass the Bechdel test see a great return on investment at the box office. 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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Athena Film Festival ticket giveaway: Farah Goes Bang

TweetUpdate: Congratulations to community member Katie (@tempestoflily) who was first to submit the correct answer! Katie, I’ll be in touch shortly with info on how to claim your free tickets.  Looking for a new favorite filmmaker? For the past two years we’ve been proud to partner with the Athena Film Festival, a four-day festival held annually in [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Dear Chancellor Folt: A Native American student letter. Compare the NYT Mag‘s Hillary Clinton cover to their cover images for male politicians. Lori Adorable reviews Remedy. This video about women in the arts is kinda cool, but also ignores that creative things happen outside of the “art world.” Did Justin Bieber set white people [...]
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The Golden Globes gave Jared Leto an award for playing a trans woman because Hollywood is terrible

TweetLast night Jared Leto won a Best Supporting Actor (the award for ladies is Best Supporting Actress, so this was in the dude category) for playing a trans woman. I have not seen Dallas Buyers Club, in which Leto plays Rayon, a trans woman with AIDS. I will not see Dallas Buyers Club because I [...]
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