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  1. Seriously, Hollywood? Maggie Gyllenhaal Told “37 Is Too Old” to Play Love Interest of a 55-Year-Old Man

    You're too old to do this for a movie, but when it comes to every other Hollywood romance...

    Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) was recently turned down for a role in a film because she was told she was too old to play the lover of a 55 year old man. At 37, well... yeah, it doesn't make a damn lick of sense.

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  2. Cate Blanchett Talks Women In Hollywood, Her Sexuality, and Her Latest Film, Carol

    “We have to push forward."

    Cate Blanchett has always been an insanely talented actress, and lately she's become something more - an outspoken feminist. As she's moved forward through her career, she's become increasingly vocal in her criticism of the sexism in her industry, which we love. She had reason to discuss those issues further in a recent interview with Variety, where she was discussing her upcoming, female-led film, Carol, which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend.

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  3. Jurassic World‘s Judy Greer Brings the Co-Star Perspective To the Hollywood Wage Gap Discussion

    Not everyone can demand $10 Million a film.

    We've heard a lot from female, A-list celebrities about the gender disparity with regard to salaries paid in Hollywood. It seems that every other day, women like Charlize Theron or Patricia Arquette are speaking up about women being paid less than their male counterparts in film and television. Judy Greer of Jurassic World and the FX sitcom, Married, is the latest. What's different about what she has to say is that she's speaking for the actresses who aren't Box Office Gold.

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  4. Lifetime’s New Broad Focus Initiative Offers Women New Opportunities in Film

    Sisters are doin' it for themselves.

    The current trend of women getting tired of Hollywood's shit and doubling down on diversity continues with Lifetime's new Broad Focus initiative. Besides the campaign's... interesting play on words, it's designed to "provide women with more opportunities to write, develop, produce, and direct content."

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  5. Fed Up: Kristen Stewart Calls Out Hollywood’s Rampant Sexism

    Say it. Out loud.

    Kristen Stewart is now the latest actress to throw in her voice and thoughts about the rampant gender inequality issues in Hollywood. It seems that the women of Hollywood are now taking the opportunity to call out all the sexist bullshit they face every day. And they're doing it en masse.

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  6. Rose Byrne Continues To Be Awesome And Helps Create All-Female Production Company, “The Dollhouse Collective”

    Sorry, no relation, Whedonites.

    Rose Byrne recently announced that she has joined up with four other women working in film to create an all-female production company, named "The Dollhouse Collective." It's a veritable Voltron of Hollywood power.

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  7. Hollywood Plans to Create “The Female MacGyver,” and They Want Your Help

    No, I said MacGyver. God.

    Less than 20% of engineering bachelor degrees are currently going to women, and that number's only been getting lower in recent years. So what are we as a society to do about this when we need engineers more than ever? Obviously changing the culture to be more welcoming to women would help, but that's a slow process. In the meantime, giving kids a badass engineering idol to look up to in movies and TV might do wonders.

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  8. Selma Star David Oyelowo Drops Lots Of Truth Bombs About Race In Hollywood

    David Oyelowo has a lot to say about Hollywood's race habits.

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  9. The Academy President Doesn’t Think The Oscars Have A Diversity Problem, But Also Wants To See More Diversity (?)

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American president of the Academy, has spoken out about #OscarsSoWhite - and her response, perhaps unsurprisingly, isn't what we all hoped to hear.

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  10. Why the Lack of Award Attention for Selma is Deeply Unsettling

    By now, the three major award ceremonies in the field of film have announced their nominations, with the start of this week seeing the 72nd Golden Globes take place, with the BAFTAs and Academy Awards to happen in the near future.

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  11. Ridley Scott Blames Lack of Diversity in Exodus on Needing Money

    Women are too hard to animate, brown people are too expensive to make films about.

    There are polite and considerate ways to say that in the face of a modern age of Biblical scholarship and historical study, the pressures of a racist Hollywood system forced you to cast only white people in the lead roles of a movie about a known era of Middle Eastern history. This is not one of them.

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  12. Jessica Chastain Wants More Roles, for Her and for All Her Fellow Actresses

    Supergirly!

    Jessica Chastain sat down with Glamour recently, and told them some things that are right up our alley!

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  13. Unsurprising News That Still Sucks: Hollywood Has Some Homophobia Problems

    Sometimes, people are the worst.

    A new study surveying 5,700 SAG-AFTRA members has shed light on some of the less-savory aspects of the Hollywood machine that LGBT performers face every day. While the study wasn't entirely negative, it does show that discrimination and harassment in the entertainment industry is still a prevalent issue (in case you still needed convincing of that fact).

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  14. Will Hollywood Follow GOG.com Into DRM-Free Movie Downloads?

    Thus leaving us agog.

    Music services like iTunes brought digital distribution into the spotlight long ago, but in the years since, concern over the ease of copying files have led to Digital Rights Management (DRM) issues and a slew of different solutions. Launched back in 2008 under the name Good Old Games, GOG.com has made a name for itself in DRM-free video games, and they just launched an initiative to bring the same freedom to movies and TV. But will Hollywood go along for the ride?

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  15. GLAAD Report Predictably Dour on Representation of LGBTQ Characters in Mainstream Film

    Oh, Hollywood.

    The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have released their 2014 Studio Responsibility Index, finding that of the more than one hundred films released in 2013 by seven of the biggest mainstream movie studios in America, a mere seventeen contained any LGBTQ characters, even when counting the most minor of roles.

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  16. Empire Strikes Back and Nerd Favorites Top Empire‘s Greatest Films Fan Poll

    Oh Hollywood

    What is there to say about a list that would posit that there are only two hundred and twenty three films in history that have been better than Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith?

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  17. Is This Why Edgar Wright Left Ant-Man?

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    Have your boulder of salt ready, because the basis for The Hollywood Reporter saying “Guys, we totally know why Edgar Wright left Ant-Man!” is that most beloved of entertainment journalism stalwart: The anonymous source. But it can be a small boulder, because the reason sounds well within the realm of possibility. Behold: Edgar Wright vs the Creative Hive Mind. And I'm not pleased.

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  18. Hollywood is a Jerk: Kitty Pryde, Sexism, and Days of Future Past

    Essay

    I don’t like time travel. Excusing the excuse that it’s a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff, most Hollywood time travel consists of altering linear timelines to forestall mistakes, death, and apocalyptic disaster. At its best, it comes across as the screenwriting equivalent of a neat parlor trick, at its worst it’s sloppy, plot-hole-filled writing that has to use sci-fi mumbo-jumbo to cover its own tracks. But the latest time-jumping saga to hit the silver screen -- X-Men: Days of Future Past -- made pretty good on it promises with one major wrinkle; the film itself is an alternative timeline to what happened in the comics, for a not-so-mysterious reason. That reason is Ms. Shadowcat herself, Kitty Pryde, who, instead of being the time-traveling agent of change, acts as the supercharged battery that sends Wolverine back. Though we’ll get into the details below, a canon shift of this magnitude in book-to-film adaptation would normally inspire internet outrage, essays about the changes, and hot debate between fans. Instead, it seems that only a corner of the fan world—the one directly concerned with issues of female representation—has spoken up in opposition. Considering the canonical fanaticism that followed the introduction of a female character to The Hobbit films, you might think it strange to see such a dearth of dissent. Unless what we’re really looking at is the same thing in reverse, another classic case of – everyone say it with me now -- Hollywood sexism.

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  19. Olivia Wilde Talks About How Male Actors Were Bored In Genderswapped Movie Script

    What Boys Think of Girls

    Here's actress Olivia Wilde saying some great things about women in Hollywood. She sat on the State of Female Justice panel, a public event series by Laura Flanders as part of the One Billion Rising Campaign. The Tron: Legacy actress speaks about her own experiences, what positive things the media can do for young girls, and what she herself can do as a producer. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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  20. Jennifer Lawrence Answers Body Image Question From Fan’s Dad At Hunger Games Event [VIDEO]

    Wise Words

    We've heard Jennifer Lawrence on body shaming before but this time it's in response to a fantastic question from the audience at an event for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire release. As the speaker explains, this question is actually from his daughter via email/text, not him (but I think he stole her spot at the event because he loves JLaw too) and Lawrence decides to talk straight to the young girl, but also to Hollywood once again. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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