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Okay, this isn’t a new conversation. I think a lot of us are on the same page about the sexism of superhero movies. If a superhero movie features a woman, she’s usually cast as someone that needs to be saved or a romantic distraction to the male lead. If she has a more dynamic role, as either a hero herself or a villain, more often than not, she’s dressed in some pretty impractical spandex or leather. Read More
An extremely talented woman was denied a film role because of her age, AGAIN. What the f*ck, Hollywood?! In a recent interview with TheWrap, Maggie Gyllenahaal spoke about this absurdity, stating, “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55.” That’s an eighteen-year age difference. Ageism is alive and well, people, and we don’t like it one bit. Gyllenhaal declined to reveal the name of the film, but we know it will cater to a particular audience. Read More
This is a podcast for all my cinephile feminists. Hosted by the founder and editor of Indiewire’s Women and Hollywood blog, Melissa Silverstein, this is a brass tacks podcast featuring interviews with female producers, directors, writers and other industry folks. Don’t expect movie reviews or starlets. Instead, enjoy weekly conversations about the specific difficulties and successes women find in contemporary filmmaking. Biased hiring practices and bogus financial prejudices come up occasionally... Read More
  From Girls, to Obvious Child, to Transparent, actress Gaby Hoffmann is in everything we want to see.In a world where former-child-star meltdowns are a dime a dozen, a late afternoon lunch in Brooklyn with 32-year-old actress Gaby Hoffmann is a refreshingly chill oasis. Back in the late '80s and early '90s, Hoffmann nabbed some of the choicest kid roles of the era, in films such as Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck and Sleepless in Seattle. But these days, she’s known for taking on much more daring projects. Read More
Early last week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Brooklyn-based indie filmmakers Rémy Bennett and Émilie Richard-Froozan, the BFF directors behind the upcoming film Buttercup Bill. The film can best be described as a dream sequence, a vibrant story of two childhood friends, Patrick and Pernilla, more akin to siblings separated at birth, who reunite after a tragedy. “The genre is doomed love,” Rémy told me, “like people who have this electricity and chemistry but it just doesn’t work out. Read More
I only know two people who had the gall to admit to me that they didn't like Bridesmaids, and they're both dead to me. Just kidding. It was awkward though, when I told them that I got Rebel Wilson's character's “Mexican drinking worm” tattoo, NOT for free, as an everlasting tribute to the film's band of wisecracking ladies and they were totally unimpressed. Whatever, losers. Read More
Women have always been unrepresented in the creation of film and media. In fact, in the past 85 years, women directors have only been nominated for an Oscar four times. Fandor, an independent film streaming service, has recently put together an infographic that reveals the extent of Hollywood’s current challenge: the lack of women directors.  Mira Nair on the set of Mississippi Masala Check out the infographic below which shows the true statistics of female directors in Hollywood as well as women’s recent successes in independent film. Read More