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  1. Director Sam Taylor-Johnson Leaving Fifty Shades Franchise (If Only Everyone Else Would, Too)

    "I cannot kill the beast from the inside. I have tried."

    Citing regret over creating a monster (I'm assuming), director Sam Taylor-Johnson revealed to Deadline yesterday that she will not be directing another Fifty Shades movie.

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  2. Visionary Cate Blanchett Suggests Women Who’ve Stopped Menstruating Still Like Movies

    Thinking outside of the baby box.

    Hollywood seems to have a difficult enough time understanding that young women are a real demographic that will pay money in exchange for movie tickets, so Cate Blanchett's knowledge bomb is going to blow their minds: women aren't actually set adrift on ice flows when they stop menstruating and may even still watch movies!

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  3. Gale Anne Hurd Kickstarts Documentary About First Female Cherokee Principal Chief

    From Terminator, to The Walking Dead, to a real-life American badass.

    There's a good chance that many of you have never heard of Wilma Mankiller. Well, Gale Ann Hurd, the First Lady of Sci-Fi, wants to change that. Hurd is currently running a Kickstarter campaign through her production company, Valhalla Entertainment, along with director, Valerie Red-Horse, to complete their new documentary, Mankiller, which tells the incredible story of the Cherokee Nation's first female Principal Chief.

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  4. March Madness! Sony’s Little Women Movie Gets Badass Writer, All-Female Creative Team

    This will fill the Christian Bale-sized hole in my heart.

    If any of your formative years took place in Canada during the 1990s (or if you just happened to be around people who were super partial to Lucy Maud Montgomery), you're probably already a little in love with Sarah Polley.

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  5. “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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  6. Jessica Chastain Comments On Barrage Of Abuse She Received After Her “Diversity In Movies” Speech

    Welcome to the Internet, Ms. Chastain! Yes, it's always like this. We're sorry.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: AMWRRO Doesn’t Need Any More Koala Mittens

    Cute, yes; helpful, no.

    A call went out recently asking for mittens for koalas whose paws were burned in brush fires. Because that's so freaking adorable and tragic the Internet reacted rather effusively. Now the Australian Marine Wildlife Research & Rescue Organization would like people to please stop sending them mittens and send them money instead.

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  8. Persepolis Director Marjane Satrapi’s New Film: Ryan Reynolds’ Cat Incites Him to Murder

    With bonus Anna Kendrick!

    The Voices, a new film from incredible director and graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, will be released in theaters and on demand February 6th.

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  9. Rose McGowan Demands Gender Parity In Film Industry: “I Am Not Being Served and I Am Not Being Heard”

    Cosigned.

    "Let's give the six percent a shot. Cause that represents 50 percent of the audience, of which I am a member."

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  10. The 17 Most Badass Women in Movies, 2014

    Heck. Yes.

    2014 was an excellent year for women in film, and we couldn't go without acknowledging the most badass ladies to grace the silver screen over the past twelve months. If you missed any of these - flee, flee to your Netflix. You won't be sorry.

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