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  1. Eddie Redmayne And Hollywood’s Cis Problem

    Lili_Elbe_by_Gerda_Wegener (1)Who you cast is a representation of the story you want to tell. The body personifies how someone speaks, how they move, and the facial expressions they make – all of which becomes the vehicle for conveying the story. So the act of casting is very important, and only gets more important when the story to be told is not just for entertainment. If you are telling the story of an oppressed subset of society, the casting becomes absolutely vital.

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  2. DC Comics’ Catwoman is Officially Bisexual — Here’s Why That’s Important

    Catwoman #39 was released yesterday and confirmed what many fans have guessed over the years about everyone’s favorite cat burglar.

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  3. HBO Offers New Writing Fellowship for Women and People of Color, Seeks Diverse Emerging Talent

    May the odds be ever in your favor.

    HBO has just announced its inaugural HBOAccess Writing Fellowship, an 8-month (plus) program designed to bring more diverse voices to HBO and Cinemax programming and give emerging talent a leg-up into the industry.

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  4. Hollywood Diversity Report Shows Movies and TV With Diverse Casts Sell Better, Surprising No One

    Except white dudes, probably.

    The second annual Hollywood Diversity Report by UCLA's Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies revealed what it seems like everyone except studio execs already know: people want diversity in TV and movies.

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  5. New!Thor Addresses Those Damn Feminists Who Ruin Everything

    Snortblat would be so proud.

    Well, okay, no—she addresses jerks like Absorbing Man here who think feminists are actively trying to make his life worse simply by wanting more out of their entertainment than just the same three or four white dudes punching stuff together in every single comic book. More like Nolmir, am I right, guys?

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  6. Jem and the Holograms Creative Team Say Kimber and Stormer are a Couple

    "As Tumblr will very excitedly let you know."

    IDW's Jem and the Holograms ongoing series is about to hit shelves in March, and judging from the creative team's recent confirmation of a certain ship, everyone's favorite big-haired ladies are going to be radder than ever before.

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  7. Everything (?) Is Awesome: Our Favorite And Least Favorite Moments From The 2015 Oscars

    Last night's Oscars were surprisingly full of poignant messages and emotional musical numbers - but it wasn't all flawless. Here's our list of the best and worst moments of the 2015 Academy Awards!

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  8. Dear White People Director Justin Simien Gave A Speech About Diversity At the Spirit Awards

    "If you don't see youself in culture, please put yourself there, because we need you."

    It's a short speech, but this is a nice thing to remember and think about on the day of the whitest Oscars in nearly 20 years.

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  9. DC Gives 11-Year-Old Girl Who Asked for More Female-Lead Content Her Own Superhero

    Those glasses! My heart!

    Back in January we told you about Rowan Hansen, an 11-year-old comic lover who hand-wrote a letter to DC sharing her frustration over gendered toys and lack of representation for female fans. Nearly a month later, Rowan and her message that "girls read comics, too" are still gaining traction, with the fifth-grader appearing on an NBC Today segment this morning to accept a token of DC's "commitment to fulfill their promise" to create more "superhero fun for girls."

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  10. Meet Silk, Marvel’s Newest Female Asian-American Superhero

    It's about time.

    Crime-fighting superhero, female, Asian American, and kick-ass. What more could you ask for from Cindy Moon, AKA Silk?

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