Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Sexism

  • Women and Hollywood
    5 comments
    tweet
    8

    A View from the Trenches: Is Estrogen My Last Hurdle to Success?

    I blame my Midwestern roots for my optimistic views and somewhat naivé outlook on my career in Hollywood. Hard work reaps rewards so any hurdle I saw was positive because it made me a better producer, a better writer and a better director. I can overcome hurdles or at the very least, learn from the...

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    20

    Where are the Women?

    It has not been a good couple of months for women on shortlists here in the UK. Back in December the nation presided over the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist: 10 men and 0 women. Yesterday, BAFTA announced the shortlist for the Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Award: 5 men and 0 women.

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    20 comments
    tweet
    13

    Sexist Advertisement of the Day: Dr. Pepper 10

    Seriously- this is one of the most sexist ads I have seen.  It's not new but I just got wind of it.  I will never buy Dr. Pepper again.

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism
  • Women and Hollywood
    6 comments
    tweet
    9

    Cross-Post: No Women Allowed

    I was recently introduced to a very rare and beautiful creature – a woman who works within the top echelons of an almost exclusively male below-the-line craft in both film and television. There’s no question that she is well-respected; her filmography bears that out. Because so much ofte...

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism
  • Women and Hollywood
    5 comments
    tweet
    0

    The Messages of Disney Princesses

    This speaks for itself.

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism
  • Women and Hollywood
    7 comments
    tweet
    0

    Johnny Depp Inserts Foot in Mouth in Vanity Fair Interview

    Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor hauling in piles of cash to make crappy movies about being on a pirate ship in the caribbean and then making pretty unwatchable films based on Hunter S. Thompson books. I don't fault the guy for doing his passion projects because he has the clout to do pretty m...

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism
  • Women and Hollywood
    8 comments
    tweet
    0

    Guest Post: Retro-sexism: What’s the Allure? by Emilie Spiegel and Sarah Bloodsworth

    This fall’s crop of new TV series includes The Playboy Club and Pan Am, two shows set in 1960s, both centering on young women doing “glamorous” jobs and allegedly redefining what it meant to be a woman in mid-century America. Both shows infer that being a Playboy Bunny or Pan Am stewardess (respectively) could be a progressive opportunity for a young women—a chance to break out of the molds set by their mothers and to live out their own dreams in a freer society. In either case, the jobs themselves aren’t terribly liberating... in fact, all exclamations about “new breeds of woman,” and “choice” aside, the gigs are largely based on retro (eve...

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism
  • Women and Hollywood
    9 comments
    tweet
    0

    Guest Post: From Hollywood to Bon Temps, and Nary a Feminist In Sight…by Emilie Spiegel

    Sunday night’s HBO lineup included both the series finale of Entourage and the season 4 finale of True Blood—two vastly different shows, herein considered together not only because they play back-to-back on the same network, but because, somehow, women have come to serve the same purpose on both (even though one is set in affluent, glamorous Hollywood and the other in working class, quotidian Bon Temps, Louisiana). Magical agents and magical witches aside, somehow, these two shows have created a narrative economy wherein women serve as motivating agents for men… ciphers largely devoid of their own desires and goals, or as a friend put it “Soo...

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism
  • Women and Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Sexism Watch: New NASCAR Show Title

    There are not many days when I open an email and read the title of a potential TV show and do a double take. That happened to me yesterday when I opened my daily email from the folks at Vulture to read this headline: "Starz May Order a Female-Led NASCAR Pilot Called Tits in the Pits."

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism
  • Women and Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Marion Cotillard Takes on Sexism

    Sometimes the easiest way to make people aware of sexism is to make fun of it. This video cracked me up.

    Read More »
    MORE: Sexism

Recent Posts


  • Watch: Title Sequences: The Leap from ...Press Play
  • Ruth Vitale & CreativeFuture's Sundance ...SydneysBuzz
  • Artwork From A 25-year-old Super Fan ...Animation Scoop