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    The Sapphires DVD Cover Controversy

    The Sapphires, which was released earlier this year, is about the true story of four indigenous women from Australia who are discovered by a talent scout and are sent to Vietnam to perform for the troops. It's a film, we loved because of its smart look at racial issues and feel good spirit.

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    Disney Fans Makeover Newest Disney Princess

    After the unveiling of images of Disney's latest lead, Elsa the Snow Queen in the upcoming Frozen, fans decided to make her over. Elsa, per Disney's usual whitewashing (other lead character Anna is also very white), falls in line with their usual fair skinnned, light hair, blue eyes and a glamorous ...

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    Lucy Liu Talks About Racism in Hollywood

    Lucy Liu graces the cover of online fashion magazine, Net-A-Porter's Graphic Issue. Liu discusses some of the usual interview tropes--her sense of style, relationship status and her hit CBS show Elementary, where she plays Joan Watson--a decidedly modern and most interesting twist on the typical She...

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    Cross Post: Sisters in Cinema: Where are the Black Women Film Directors?

    Last week, the Twitterverse was gifted a priceless nugget when film director Ava DuVernay and her guild, AFFRM, released the second trailer for her anticipated movie, Middle of Nowhere. The acclaimed project, which highlights the women and families that mass incarceration leaves behind, earned DuVer...

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    Guest Post: Trouble in Hollywood - Hunger Games Fans Resort to Racist Tweets

    The first installment of the highly anticipated The Hunger Games trilogy finally made its way to the silver screen, earning an historic $155 million its opening weekend. While fans cheered on Katniss Everdreen—the strong and self-sufficient blue-eyed, blond hair Anglo heroine fighting for her ...

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    The LA Times Confirms What We Already Know - The Academy is Old, White and Male

    For some reason the folks that run the Academy have made it their business to keep the membership a secret.  You kind of know who has recently been asked to be a member because they now release lists of people given invitations, but you really don't know who the majority of the 5,765 member...

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    Hollywood is So Racist That Even George Lucas Can't Get a Movie Made

    George Lucas is rolling out his new film Red Tails about the Tuskegee Airmen and he went on The Daily Show to talk about how hard it was to get the film made. He didn't mince words when talking about why he couldn't get a distributor for the film.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: George Clooney

    George Clooney and Viola Davis (who are friends!) together cover the current issue of EW.  Davis continues to talk about race issues and women and revealed in the interview that The Help was her first lead role. 

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    Trailer Watch: Slaying the Dragon Reloaded: Asian Women in Hollywood and Beyond

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