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  With the imminent release of Fifty Shades of Grey, as well as the return of naked-lady-centric Game of Thrones, it seems that Hollywood is in no rush to diversify its representations of women experiencing the big O onscreen. We all know the look- just picture the infamous When Harry Met Sally scene to refresh- mouth dropped open in euphoria, back arched, eyes closed with nary a weird twitch or unbecoming grimace in sight. Read More
Red carpets are just fancy sidewalks where women are as important as the designer they're wearing and reporters (if you want to call them that) pretty much socially-tolerated cat callers in fancy attire. But Rashida Jones didn't let it slide at the SAG Awards when a reporter complimented her on a glowing tan. "I'm ethnic," the actress deadpanned. Reminder, award show talking heads: Not every woman in Hollywood is white. YouTube has removed the video that showed Rashida seting the record straight (without batting an eye, we might add). Read More
It's been a pretty excellent week on the Emma Watson front, first at Davos on behalf of HeForShe (killer speech, right?) and now in Tinseltown. It makes perfect sense to us that one of the world's best-known young feminists is set to play Disney's famed nose-buried-in-a-book leading lady. We're sure she'll totally nail it. Read More
Happy Monday! While you're sipping your coffee, maybe you also spend a few minutes going over what happened last week to launch you into this one, yes? Yes. LET'S DO THIS. Women in Congress are breaking records and taking names, and we're not just talking about the Notorious RBG. Hey, Hollywood might be working on its lack of diversity... or maybe not. A new fitness campaign is giving us great body positive vibes by reminding us 'to jiggle is to be.' Points for the President: Obama's top feminist focus points in the State of the Union address. 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 any progress at all. What’s more, the number of films directed by women has declined to 7% versus the 9% it was in 1998. 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 the mysterious inner-workings of the Hollywood Foreign Press. Read More
Forget your triple tall morning espresso. There’s a faster way to get your blood boiling: a hearty dose of mansplaining: Russell Crowe, the de facto emissary of all things misogynistic, is at it again. The 50-year-old star of the upcoming film "The Water Diviner" told Australian Women’s Weekly, “To be honest, I think you’ll find that the woman who is saying that [the roles have dried up] is the woman who at 40,45,48, still wants to play the ingénue, and can’t understand why she’s not being cast as the 21-year-old. Read More
Vampires don’t die easily. Especially vamps that grossed $3.3 billion worldwide.  The Twilight saga continues now that Lionsgate is sponsoring “The Storytellers -- New Voices of the Twilight Saga,” a Facebook-based competition to find and fund five Twi-verse short films written and directed by women.    Fans are currently voting to decide which characters the films will ultimately develop. Read More
    On Saturday, Sept. 20, The Theater at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles held an art gala with proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Radiating a poetic elegance from every angle, the venue reiterated the contextual nature of the beast, the SEXY BEAST, that is; an antiquity built with a solid foundation—restored in the name of modern progression. Oh, the metaphors! SEXY BEAST was organized by Davida Nemeroff and Mieke Marple of the esteemed Night Gallery. Read More
After another example of offensive and frustrating conduct from US police, Los Angeles police are investigating whether there was misconduct in the Sept. 11 detainment and handcuffing of Daniele Watts, an actress known for her role in “Django Unchained”.   Watts was stopped after someone reported her and her partner, chef Brian James Lucas, kissing in their car. After refusing to show her ID, Watts was handcuffed, allegedly causing her wrist to bleed. Read More