Tag Archives: women in film

Chart: Movies with strong female roles make more money

TweetAfter analyzing the top 50 biggest box office movies of 2013, Versha Sharma and Hanna Sender have an innovative money-making tip for Hollywood: Make more movies starring women. Revolutionary, right? Roughly one third of the films they looked at passed the Bechdel Test–meaning they included at least two female characters, who talk to each other about something besides a dude. [...]
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Infographic of the Day: Gender Inequality in Film (spoiler alert: there’s a lot)

Tweet The New York Film Academy has put together this informative infographic demonstrating the gender inequality endemic in film-making. But there’s some hope. Check it out below the jump. Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetMia McKenzie on white liberals, racism, and eroding empathy. Guilty of rape at Oxy? Write a book report. Learn about the history of gun control in the U.S. “Imagine being examined for ‘evidence’ by a doctor and telling your single-parent father that his only son was raped. Imagine hearing that this happened to you because [...]
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Where are the women? Cannes Film Festival edition

TweetAt this year’s Cannes Film Festival, 22 films directed by 22 men will compete for the prestigious top award. But to feminist criticism of that dismal lineup, Cannes says, essentially, “Well, you can’t make us pick a girl just because she’s a girl.” Of course, those numbers are pretty standard for Cannes. Last year there [...]
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The Hunger Games: A story for women and girls that everyone can love

Tweet 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 [...]
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