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  1. Ava DuVernay Unites With 42 Black Filmmakers for Twitter Rebel-A-Thon in Support of Diversity

    Write your name in the credits of a movement!

    Selma director Ava DuVernay is currently hosting a 12-hour Twitter Rebel-A-Thon that will bring together 42 black filmmakers in support of the AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) campaign, a distribution collective founded by DuVernay in 2011.

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  2. Paul Feig Ain’t Afraid of No All-Male Ghostbusters, Urges Hollywood to Start Hiring Funny Ladies

    "More people have to hire these people, and don’t leave it to me, because I can only do so many movies."

    "The problem is, I’ve got so many amazing women that I know, and I can’t write movies that have enough parts for everybody. There’s so many women I haven’t worked with yet who I’m desperate to work with. "

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  3. Rose Byrne Sides with the ACLU, Calls Hollywood out on Illegal, Sexist Hiring Practices

    "It is beyond just misogyny. It’s legitimate discrimination based on gender, which is illegal."

    Rose Byrne is living proof that working independently to get ladies the opportunities they deserve doesn't mean you can't also call out the film industry's systemic (and obviously illegal) sexism.

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  4. Clap If You Believe? Reese Witherspoon to Play Tinkerbell in Live-Action Movie

    Snaps for Tink!

    It's hard to imagine a Peter Pan adaptation that doesn't fill me with the rage of a thousand fiery suns, but on the plus side... Elle Woods!

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  5. Megan Ellison and Jane Fonda Honored at Inaugural Women In Motion Awards at Cannes

    "Art does not belong to the few, but to the many."

    The Cannes Film Festival held its inaugural Women In Motion Awards last week, honoring Zero Dark Thirty producer Megan Ellison, actress Jane Fonda, and screen legend, Olivia de Havilland, who could not attend. Both Ellison and Fonda gave awesome acceptance speeches that focused on giving women the opportunity to tell their own stories.

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  6. The Mary Sue Interview: Director Marah Strauch Talks About Her Documentary, Sunshine Superman

    It’s only fitting that in the summer, when movies are all about thrills and special effects, the new documentary Sunshine Superman should be released. The engrossing film about the late Carl Boenish, the founder of BASE jumping, and his wife and partner Jean, is all about capturing the stunning visuals these jumpers were able to capturing during their leaps.

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  7. Surprise! As It Turns Out, Rebel Wilson Is Actually Who-the-Hell-Cares-How-Old

    Can't imagine why a woman in Hollywood wouldn't want people knowing her age...

    For the past few days, everyone has been very concerned with digging into the actual age of Rebel Wilson after news broke that she might not be the 29-year-old actor we thought and actually a 35-year-old illuminati lizard person destroying us all with her lies! We can only assume that upon hearing the confirmation that she's actually 35, Wilson collapsed into a pile of dust due to her exceedingly advanced age.

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  8. 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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  9. [UPDATED] Cannes Bans Flats on the Red Carpet, Reportedly Turns Away Elderly Women for Not Wearing Heels

    Gross, Cannes.

    What antiquated double standard? Where? Who? According to Emily Blunt, Cannes has a major stick up its butt sideways this year, and women are paying the price.

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  10. 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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  11. “Deleted Scenes of Women in Disaster Movies Written by Men” Explains the Well-Groomed Women of the Apocalypse

    Unrealistic Zombiepocalypse Beauty Standards.

    All I want is a hairy-legged Katniss. That would really give the Capitol what-for.

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  12. Fifth Underworld Movie Getting Kate Beckinsale and the Franchise’s First Female Director

    Spoopy.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kate Beckinsale is returning to the Underworld franchise for its newest installment. Guess that Avengers genderswap post wasn't enough to convince her that she should be Iron Man instead. Alas.

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  13. 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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  14. Sony Exorcising its Rite to Nostalgia, Is Remaking The Craft

    Craft services.

    Hollywood, please don't let this be a Jem and the Holograms-level disappointment. I know it's technically impossible for you to retroactively ruin my childhood, and I'm fairly convinced that this new adaptation won't erase all copies of the 1996 The Craft from existence, but if either of those events come to pass and you do in fact manage to ruin teen witches for all eternity, I owe some baby-men an apology.

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  15. 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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  16. Oscar-Winning Director Kathryn Bigelow Says “Change Is Essential” in Response to ACLU Concerns About Hollywood’s Gender Discrimination

    Preach.

    There's been a lot of attention on Hollywood's pay gap lately, but that's not the only problem the TV and film industry have when it comes to gender discrimination. The ACLU recently weighed in on the "civil rights violation" of their hiring practices, and now Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win the Academy Award for best director, has something to say.

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  17. 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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  18. Watch The OceanMaker, a Beautiful Short Animated Film About a Badass Pilot and Earth’s Last Source of Water: Clouds

    Feature-length version, please.

    This animated short is only ten minutes long and will make you feel all of the feelings. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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  19. The A.C.L.U. Says Discrimination Against Female Directors Is a Civil Rights Violation, Calls for Inquiry

    Yessssssssssssss.

    You know it, I know it, and women in Hollywood definitely know it: Hollywood's hiring practices are full of sexist, gendered, and illegal double standards—but the film industry's imbalance just got the severe calling-out it deserves.

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  20. 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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