Over recent years the media has been buzzing about the lovely and talented Emma Thompson, as she graces red carpets and interviews alike with her heart on her sleeve and a wit that won’t quit. Winner of multiple Academy Awards and Oscars, this vivacious actress has become known for her talent as well as her innate ability to speak her mind in the most unapologetic way that can only be described as awesome.
One thing she is not afraid to speak on: feminism. “I’ve been a card-carrying, radical feminist since I was 19,” she says. Read More
BY Evelyn Chapman
on Apr 23, 2015
Our love for Amy Schumer is no secret, but we almost exploded when the comedienne, Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette all appeared together on Inside Amy Schumer’s first episode of her third season last night.
In the skit, Schumer runs into the glamorous trio as they are celebrating Julia’s “Last Fuckable Day”—a day on any female celebrity’s imminent horizon. Read More
BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Feb 23, 2015
While the internet is loving and hating Patricia Arquette on the grounds of her Oscar acceptance speech, the truth is that the actress said nothing especially remarkable. Until, that is, she arrived backstage and unintentionally maligned queer and people of color by insinuating that their moment in the struggle spotlight is over—and it was time they focus their energies on helping women achieve equality.
Old news: Marginalized communities are used to maneuvering feminist spaces with their guards up. Read More
The Academy Awards pulled out a surprise move this year wherein everyone relinquished their winnings in the name of art, because they realized that art is subjective and awards are stupid.
There were a few good moments, though. We’re mostly thinking of Patricia Arquette, who brought the house down when she turned her acceptance speech—for her Best Supporting Actress in the film Boyhood—into a final call for wage equality (and throwing a shout out to her awesome organization GiveLove.org). Equal rights for women is definitely something we can get behind. Read More
BY Olivia Saperstein
on May 07, 2012
Patricia Riggen's film is just in time for Mother's Day, and it certainly isn't lacking any of that drippy sentimentality you would expect from a family portrait. Ansiedad Gutierrez (Cierra Ramirez) has decided that the coming-of-age stories she is reading in her English class will provide her with a path to an adulthood in which she can successfully escape her childlike mother, Grace (Eva Mendes). After all, Mom did crown her with a name that translates to "anxiety."
Contrarily, the texture of the film is soft and palatable, like a hunk of tres leches. Read More