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The red carpet is our lead-in to events meant to celebrate the talent of highly esteemed artists—but somehow it's still amuck with ridiculous pageantry and blatant sexism. Female actors are bombarded with stupid questions ranging anywhere from “Who are you wearing tonight?” to, um, “Who are you wearing tonight?” And if they’re lucky they may be asked about whom they are sleeping with or how they stay fit. This isn't to say male ... Read More
According to a recent study by San Diego University, not much progress is being made in the movie biz regarding female directors, producers, and execs. The percentage of women doing major behind-the-scenes work -- from writers to cinematographers – was only 17%, which was the same number in 1998. This fact is even more disappointing when the data shows that it was a 1% increase from 2013’s figures. This means that there was a slight regress rather than ... Read More
Happy Friday, BUSTies! We made it. Here are some noteworthy pieces of feminist news we know you wouldn't have wanted to miss along the way: Maggie Gyllenhaal’s very sweet and inspiring Golden Globes speech about the burgeoning “wealth of roles for actual women.” The US receives a “D” for reproductive rights on NARAL Pro-Choice America’s report card. This cute music video about douchebags made by some badass ladies. 10 ... Read More
Ava Duvernay might not have taken home a Globe last night, but that doesn't mean her mere nomination isn't a landmark. Duvernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe, insane as that sounds in 2015. Wait a minute, you may be thinking: We’ve never had a black woman win a Golden Globe for best director before?! Before this year, a black woman has never even been nominated? Sad, but true. Ava DuVernay’s nomination last night ... Read More
Like all awards shows, the Golden Globes can get a little slow—so we got together a list of our top moments for you (just in case you fell asleep with a glass of champagne on your lap and missed'em). Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off the Golden Globes for their third year in a row with gorgeous dresses and hilarious celebrity digs. The duo showed their feminist side in the show’s opening monologue, when they pointed out the absurdity of George ... Read More
Jill Soloway is starting a revolution—and from the looks of last night's Golden Globes, she's totally nailing it: Transparent took home a well-deserved award for Best TV Comedy or Musical Series. Though the category was pleasantly packed with feminist fare (four of the five programs nominated center around women!) we were thrilled to see Soloway's show come out ahead. If you haven't yet seen her acceptance speech, it deserves a slice of your day (try not to ... Read More
If you’ve been wondering how to keep things both classy and sassy while hosting an awards ceremony, good news: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are sharing the inside scoop. These soon-to-be three-time hosts gave us a peek at their plans for this weekend's ceremony in this cute video. In it, they ponder how to pronounce the tricky phrase ‘Golden Globes’ and question how to keep their 'it factor' fresh—and they also reveal a shocking secret about ... Read More
NBC is catching on to the universal undeniable appeal of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and has finally made our dreams come true. Tina and Amy are confirmed as the hosts for the Golden Globes for the next two years! Apparently the terrible twosome does wonders for ratings and exceeded previous host, Ricky Gervais. It is a testament to their comedic prowess that they are already booked for two more years. Amy and Tina’s brilliant hosting drew 19.7 million ... Read More
    Remember when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes? Let me jog your memory: it felt kind of like it did when the cool, older kids let you hang out with them after school. The duo was laugh-out-loud hilarious and totally down to earth. They turned the long, potentially boring award show into a night of spicy jokes and tomfoolery.    The bad news: they indicated that they didn't plan on a repeat performance. NBC, thankfully, is ... Read More
It looks like Amy Poehler has responded to Taylor Swift’s now infamous reaction to the jokes Poehler and Tina Fey made about her when they co-hosted the Golden Globes. “You know what, Taylor Swift? You stay away from Michael J Fox’s son," Fey told a laughing crowd. Poehler joked that maybe Swift should "go for it," and Fey replied, "No, she needs some me time to learn about herself." In case you missed it, Swift made some cutting ... Read More
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