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Ross Putnam, a Los Angeles producer, started a themed Twitter handle (@femscriptintros) that isn’t particularly shocking to anyone. The handle’s theme: sexism in scripts. As a producer, Putnam receives film pitches on a daily basis. And as a producer, he notices the trend of descriptors for their leading ladies, most of which places emphasis on being a blond “drop dead beauty” or naked. Not limited to physical descriptors, women in these scripts are reduced to tropes of shallow covetousness, emphasizing aspirations of idle wealth or...
In January, I went to see the new Sherlock special, "The Abominable Bride," at my local movie theater. As I held my ticket in my hand, the excitement began to set in. Many Sherlock fans, including myself, had waited nearly two years for this season special and could not be more enthusiastic to revisit the characters we have come to love. Interestingly, this special took place in Victorian England during the 1800s, around the same time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock stories originally took place. The...
Jane Austen knew a lot about love. She never married (although a guy did propose to her), but she was an acute observer of everyone around her. She deeply understood love, courtship, and heartbreak. Jane Austen was woke as hell. Much of the truths she told in her novels are still relevant when it comes to modern love. So, next time you have a bad breakup, pick up Pride and Prejudice and look for solace in Jane’s sage words. 1. “There is safety in reserve, but no...
Have you seen this new video of teenaged Ted Cruz? It’s hilariously repulsive. The video was posted to YouTube on Saturday by a high school classmate of Cruz’s who wishes to remain anonymous. It features a younger, thinner, and decidedly more attractive Cruz—his sad muppet face wasn't in full effect yet—sitting in front of a fountain discussing his future aspirations. That is after he clears up the meaning of the word “aspiration.” “Aspirations? Is that like sweat on my butt?,” Cruz says jokingly when then...
You’re probably familiar with the iconic image of Mena Suvari laying in a pile of rose petals from the film American Beauty. It’s one that screams sexuality, passion, and pleasure. Now, one San Fransisco-based photographer has re-imagined this iconic image to empower women and embrace all different types of beauty.  In Carey Lynne Fruth’s American Beauty photo series, she encouraged her volunteer models to step into flower scene as “self-possessed, empowered subjects rather than sexual objects." In the film, a middle-­aged man fantasizes about a...
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