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  1. Melissa McCarthy Schools Movie Critic Over Wildly Sexist Review

    Gross-bustin'.

    During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Spy star Melissa McCarthy spoke about the pervasiveness of misogyny in Hollywood and the absurd value placed on women's appearance, and addressed a scathing review of Tammy in which a male critic argued that McCarthy shouldn't be allowed by her husband to look "so homely" in movies.

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  2. Review: Pitch Perfect 2 is Funny, Catchy, and Aca-Uncomfortable

    I just want an internal-conflict-free acapella movie for once.

    It's easier to turn off the critical part of your brain and give yourself permission to enjoy a movie despite its problematic elements when you're not going in with the intent to review it, so there's a fair chance you're going to like Pitch Perfect 2 more than I did.

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  3. Anna Kendrick Reads Femslash, Wants Quvenzhané Wallis to Play Spider-Man

    Rejoice, BeChloe shippers.

    I was varying degrees of disappointed and conflicted by Pitch Perfect 2 (look for our full review tomorrow), but regardless of the movie's many problematic elements, I still love that a comedy franchise about talented ladies getting shit done has found such a dedicated fandom... one that Anna Kendrick is about to make very happy.

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  4. Yes, Queens! Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson Sell Big-Screen Project to Fox, Will Team Up With Paul Feig

    Bed, Bath and Beyond: The Movie

    Guys, considering The Mindy Project was just maybe-cancelled, I think we could all use this win.

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  5. Acca-Palling: Anna Kendrick Talks Hollywood’s Gender Bias

    The cups are stacked against us.

    The film industry's pervasive sexism is evident in everything from its obsession with male-dominated stories to the jokes shared during press junkets, so it's no surprise that, as a woman in Hollywood, Anna Kendrick has frequently been reminded that she's less valuable than her male peers. Not surprising, but still not okay.

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  6. A Khaleesi, Not A Comedian: Jimmy Fallon Interviews Kirsten Wiig As Daenerys Targaryen

    All men must die - but we are not men.

    Khaleesi Karyn and her dragon Karl will take what is theirs with fire and blood and also laughter.

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  7. Best Rumor! Sony Reportedly Developing Female-Led 21 Jump Street Spin-off With Broad City Scribes

    MovieByTrey.Biz

    21 Jump Street is about to have a major pube situation.

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  8. Carey Mulligan, Rose Byrne, and Geena Davis Are All Sick Of Hollywood’s Sexist Crap This Week

    Women in Hollywood - like Carey Mulligan, Rose Byrne, and Geena Davis - are pretty done with its sexist garbage, and they're all speaking out about it this week.

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  9. On The Importance Of Leslie Knope, Friendship, and Feminism

    And waffles. Don't forget waffles.

    There are some things that I will defend with my life about Parks and Recreation: that Donna Meagle is an inspiration for all women; that the Leslie/Ann friendship is unsinkable and beautiful like a butterfly; that April Ludgate was the best thing that could have possibly happened to Andy Dwyer. Parks and Rec ended less than a week ago and I can safely say it was one of the best series finales in television history.

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  10. Here’s 20-Year-Old Amy Poehler Hacking, Rapping and Being Super ’90s in a Previously Unreleased TV Pilot

    She's a beautiful, naïve, sophisticated newborn baby.

    Galentine's Day foreshadowing: she quotes Queen Latifah's "Ladies First."

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  11. 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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  12. “Hey, Academy!” A Musical Oscars Season Reminder that Women Make Movies, Too

    Twenty-six individual nominees. Zero women.

    Damn, the ladies of KimAndoComedy can sing. And contrary to what the current state of women in film and the Academy's priorities might suggest, they also can and do make movies.

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  13. SNL’s 40th Anniversary Show: Female Comedians, Diversity Jokes, and Lots of Awkwardness

    Or Sunday Night Live, if you want to get pedantic.

    There were cast members reprising classic roles, actor cameos, musical performances and more during the three and a half hour long Saturday Night Live anniversary special last night which opened with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Did it live up to expectations?

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  14. We Want to Live in Hot Tub Time Machine 2‘s Version Of the Future, If Only For Jessica Williams As Daily Show Host

    Give us this.

    The Hot Tub Time Machine franchise doesn't tend to be my aspirational jam, except in one area: The area in which Jessica Williams is the host of The Daily Show in 2025.

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  15. Ernie Hudson Deletes Tweet, Does 180 on Female Ghostbusters Opinion, Totally Available For Interviews and/or Jobs Now

    Really? REALLY? Really.

    Ernie Hudson, stop. Just... stop.

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  16. Dan Aykroyd Says He’s “Delighted” by the Female Ghostbusters; Take That, Haters

    But what about Feig's plans to destroy all evidence of the original's existence? Or this Pandera Ring thing people keep mentioning?!

    You know what I like about the upcoming Ghostbusters movie? (Aside from its great representation and stellar cast, that is.) I love that, while it's exciting to hear that original Ghostbuster and co-writer of the 1984 film Dan Aykroyd is down with some lady-busters, at this point it also doesn't really matter what he or any other dude thinks.

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  17. The Best and Worst Reactions to Yesterday’s Female Ghostbusters Casting News

    Mother pus bucket!

    Yesterday was a time of much rejoicing at The Mary Sue HQ: the cast for Paul Feig's lady-centric Ghostbusters reboot was finally announced after months of rumors, and turned out to be way more diverse than expected. Of course, for every Internet user excited for Feig's addition to the franchise, there was a self-appointed gatekeeper to the Ghostbusters legacy terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought that an all-female film will be a gimmicky, pandering disaster.

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  18. Mass Hysteria! Paul Feig’s Female Ghostbusters Have Been Cast

    This is big, Peter, this is very big.

    AH! IT'S HAPPENING!

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  19. Bojack Horseman Writer Brilliantly Explains The “Male As Default” Problem In Comedy Writing

    It's also just a super great show you should watch.

    For a show about a washed up horse actor who lives in a world where animals and people coexist as sentient clothes-wearing beings, Netflix's Bojack Horseman is surprisingly good with representation for its humans. I'm not even talking about the show's recurring cast, either—there's a pretty decent amount of minor background characters who are female, POC, or both. According to the show's creator, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, that's all intentional.

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  20. Youtube’s Grace Helbig Will Star in Her Own TV Show on E!

    We are really excited about it, but the channel name also just ends with an exclamation mark.

    The Internet's own Grace Helbig, who first rose to prominence with her "DailyGrace" web series through the My Damn Channel network and later through her own "It's Grace" channel, is now officially making the jump to actual television. You know, that thing where you don't get to click through the ads after five seconds.

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