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    UK Classical Music Critics Fat-Shame Opera Singer

    Five male writers confused a new production of Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" with a round of Hot or Not.

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    Examining the "Woman Anxiety" Problem in The Exorcist

    William Friedkin's The Exorcist (1973) has been a horror classic for the past 40 years, often referred to as one of the scariest films of all time, and an Oscar winner to boot.

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    Quote of the Day: Jennifer Lawrence to Hollywood's Diet Police "Go F*** Yourself"

    In the upcoming November issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, Jennifer Lawrence speaks about the time she was labeled as "fat" by producers and told that if she didn't lose weight, she'd be risking her career.

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    Guest Post: The Women of Comic Con: How the Internet Killed the Studio Star

    During the lead up to this year's Comic Con International, a Networked Insights analysis of social media conversation showed that 54% of people talking about the conference were women. So when I arrived on Thursday morning I wasn't surprised to see that women were everywhere as fans, experts, press,...

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    This is Not OK: Photoshopping Melissa McCarthy on The Heat UK Poster

    Our most anticipated female centric movie of the summer, The Heat, is merely weeks away from its release. A U.K. promo image was unveiled for the film last week and Melissa McCarthy was looking very, very different.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Busy Philipps Gives Some Real Talk on Body Image

    The always hilarious Busy Philipps, star of Cougartown, recently sat down on Amanda de Cadenet for her show The Conversation. The two had a frank talk about breastfeeding, waxing, being asked to lose weight for a part and body image issues.

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    Cross Post: My Two Favorite Golden Globe Winners: JLaw & Anne Get it Right on Body Image

    As a complete movie nerd, I dragged my reluctant friends and family to my tiny local movie theater quite a few times over this past winter break. There have been just too many great movies to choose from lately, which left me feeling like a little kid in a cinematic candy shop. Lincoln and Les Miser...

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    Guest Post: A Response to "This Woman is Too Fat for Hollywood?"

    Recently Melissa Silverstein at Women and Hollywood wrote a blog entitled "This Woman is Too Fat For Hollywood?" Consider this a response to the aforementioned article.

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    Guest Post: Until the Fat Girl Swims

    Many filmmakers talk about how their vocation is a "labor of love." For most of us, the "labor" can frequently exceed the "love." However, when we release our films out into the world it gives us pride to inspire, touch, and even occasionally enrage our audiences. That,...

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