The 60-year-old said she never felt she could go for roles where character was described as 'beautiful'
Kirsten Dunst said it was 'pretty s***ty' for Reuters to boil her 30-year career down to playing a superhero's girlfriend.
A class action law firm sued the Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday, alleging that the company systematically underpays its female employees. The firm of Andrus Anderson LLP, based in San Francisco, seeks to represent all women employed by the Walt Disney Studios in California since 2015. The suit claims that corporate policies -- including setting […]
"Apparently “sexy” Handmaid’s Tale costumes are a thing. For those who want to go as tone-deaf for Halloween."
The actress took to Facebook to denounce those suggesting her wearing a designer dress in the cold was somehow an example of sexism.
The Australian actress says she enquired about the movie rights and the actor was not amenable to her playing the iconic role.
The Annihilation star was quick to point out the category was filled entirely by men despite 2017 being a stellar year of film for female directors.
When Reebok announced it was to release limited edition trainers based on those worn by Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in ‘Aliens’, fans were extremely happy. The pseudo-futuristic sneakers were made famous in James Cameron’s action sequel by virtue of being worn by one of the most memorable and kickass female heroines in cinema - but even Ripley herself wouldn’t be able to wear these.
The study’s authors Hannah Anderson and Matt Daniels said: “This project was born out of the less-than-stellar response to our analysis of films that fail the Bechdel Test [to pass a film needs to have at least two women in it, who talk to each other about something besides a man]. Commenters were quick to point out that the Bechdel Test is flawed and there are justifiable reasons for films to fail (e.g., they are historic).
Emma Watson has hit back at critics of her continuing efforts to campaign for gender equality, telling People magazine that insults like “feminazi” won’t stop her “trying to do the right thing”. “We are not supposed to talk about money, because people will think you’re ‘difficult’ or a ‘diva’,” Watson said in an interview with People magazine. Watson, who founded equality organisation HeForShe to help get men thinking about these issues, added: "Whether you are a woman on a tea plantation in Kenya, or a stockbroker on Wall Street, or a Hollywood actress, no one is being paid equally.
Ross Putman has set up @femscriptintros, on which he swaps the name of all the female protagonists to ‘JANE’ but keeps the remaining descriptions unchanged. JANE (late 20s) sits hunched over a microscope.
A shocking new report has found that only 6.4% of Hollywood films were directed by women across 2013 and 2014. The report also found that just 1.3% of those women were of an ethnic minority. The reports finding come during a year that has provided many feminist films - such as ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and 'Suffragette’ - and seen Jennifer Lawrence pen an open letter to Hollywood about pay inequality.
Jeremy Renner isn’t interested in getting equal pay for women in Hollywood, it would seem. Following Jennifer Lawrence’s excellent essay about closing the age gap between male and female actors, her ‘American Hustle’ co-star sounded like he was absolving himself from any responsibility. Asked about the issue during an interview with Business Insider, Renner said: “That’s not my job. “I do what I’m good at - that’s what I focus on.” Since the hacking of emails at Sony, it emerged that the male stars of 'American Hustle’ were paid much more than their female counterparts, despite it being an ensemble cast.
If it’s successful, it could open the door to a government-led class action lawsuit against the movie business for underemployment of women. Less than 5% of major studio releases are directed by women, with 16% of TV directing jobs. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, part of the federal government in the US, will be conducting the enquiry, and will be interviewing 50 women working in the industry.