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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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    Interview with Nancy Buirski - Director of The Loving Story

    Interview with Nancy Buirski - Director of The Loving Story

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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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    Paramount Pictures Has a Gender (and Race) Problem

    The folks at Racebending who advocate for just and equal opportunities in film and TV, have been tracking race issues related to the recently released film The Last Airbender. While doing their research they have revealed some disturbing trends at Paramount Studios, the studio which released the f...

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    Interview with Sandra Laing- Real Life Subject of Skin

    Skin is the heartbreaking true story of Sandra Laing (played by Sophie Okonedo) as a woman with black skin born to white parents in apartheid S. Africa. She is a white girl who looked black. As a young girl she knew she looked different but her biggest problems began when she showed up to school. They couldn't and wouldn't believe she was white, and were of course convinced that her mother (Alice Krige) had an affair with a black man instead of the fact that maybe somewhere in her family's past there was actually mixed race blood. This poor girl was just torn between two very different worlds. The place she felt safest and most comfortabl...

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