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  1. “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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Selma Director Asks Us to “Interrogate History” After Op-Ed Claims the Film is Historically Inaccurate

    On December 26th, The Washington Post published "The movie Selma has a glaring flaw," an op-ed by Joseph A. Califano Jr., former domestic affairs chief to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Thankfully, Selma director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter yesterday to respond to Califano's claims.

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  8. Things We Saw Today: The Hall of Lady Heroes

    NEED

    Toronto-based illustrator Scott Park created this amazing look at "80 of the most butt-kicking awesome women from tv and film." You can grab a print on Society6!

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  9. The Mary Sue Interview: Writer/Director Talya Lavie On Her International Hit Comedy Zero Motivation

    For a first feature film, Talya Lavie scored big points with the dark comedy Zero Motivation, about 18 to 20 year old girls serving their mandatory military time in a human resource office. Lavie won Best Director and Best Screenplay at the Israeli Film Academy, and Zero Motivation won three other awards out of the eleven for which the film was nominated. But the film's international success has been an even bigger surprise.

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  10. Not A Drill: Dragonriders of Pern Movie Nabs Female Screenwriter!

    A "Dragonwriter," if you will.

    Oh, joyous day! According to /Film, the long-awaited adaptation of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series now has a screenwriter: novelist Sarah Cornwell!

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