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Francesca Andre’s Short Film Charcoal Explores Generational Effects of Colorism

You can't go very far as a woman of color without encountering the oppressive nature of colorism. While it certainly affects men's lives as well, the way it's tied to beauty standards for women (and the sexism involved in women being taught their only value lies in physical beauty) makes the way in which they interact with it distinct. Filmmaker Francesca Andre explores this in a unique way in her short film, Charcoal.

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Netflix Comings and Goings For November Include Plenty of Geek Offerings and So Many Originals

Check out November's comings and goings on Netflix!

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Star Trek: Discovery Renewed for S2, Because CBS Knows a Hit When It Sees One

Ain't No DISCO Like a Star Trek DISCO, 'Cause a Star Trek DISCO Don't Stop

We'll have plenty more DISCO shirts and bonding between my new favorite Star Trek trio to look forward to (I instantly loved Burnham-Tilly-Tyler forever), because Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed for a second season!

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Chelsea Handler Quits Her Netflix Show, Because She’s Got Activism to Do

If it can be said that there's a silver lining about the election of the Trump administration, it's that it has gotten people for whom politics was a mere afterthought to bring the state of our country and the world front and center in their minds. That's certainly the effect Trump's election seems to have had on comedian and host, Chelsea Handler.

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Lupita Nyong’o Speaks Up About Harvey Weinstein to End “the Conspiracy of Silence”

The parade of testimony against Hollywood predator Harvey Weinstein, sadly, doesn't seem to have an end yet. This time, one of our favorite actresses around these parts, Lupita Nyong'o, has come forward in a personal essay for The New York Times, giving a harrowing and detailed account of an entire spectrum of abuses she received at the hands of the disgraced (and disgraceful) movie mogul.

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Scarlett Johansson Assembles the Avengers (and Other Celebrity Friends) to Benefit Puerto Rico Disaster Relief

Imagine Captain America as the narrator of Our Town. It's kinda perfect, right? Well, I don't know if that's the role Chris Evans will be reading, but what I do know is that Scarlett Johansson is gathering her Avengers buddies, as well as some other celebrity friends, for a staged reading of Our Town, which will benefit Puerto Rico's disaster relief effort.

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Relax, Star Wars: Episode IX Won’t Be a Return of the Jedi Rehash

Then again, J.J. Abrams, like the Doctor, lies.

It seems that J.J. Abrams hopes to alleviate some of those concerns.

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Is Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy Really the Worst-Timed and Least Thought-Out Thing Ever?

There's so much to unpack in this trailer for Louis C.K.'s upcoming film, I Love You, Daddy, that I feel like I'm on the world's worst vacation. Watch the trailer above, and prepare to have...opinions.

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Rose McGowan Cancels All Upcoming Appearances Because She Has Activism to Do

Ever since news of Harvey Weinstein's abuses broke, actress-director-activist Rose McGowan has been at the center of a lot of support, backlash, and everything in between. Add onto that the general emotional overwhelm we've all felt as all the "me toos" started rolling out, and it's understandable that McGowan might not be too keen on flash bulbs and film industry hoopla right now.

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Celebrate Spirit Day by Taking a Stand (and Action!) Against LGBTQIA Bullying

Spirit Day, a yearly campaign spearheaded by GLAAD, has arrived again! It's a campaign designed to show visible support for LGBTQIA youth and against bullying, and GLAAD encourages everyone to stand with them in solidarity by wearing purple. The internet has come out in droves.

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Don’t Let the Title Fool You: Bitch Looks Like a Worthwhile Feminist Satire

Director Marianna Palka has taken a loaded word and a batshit premise and managed to create a feminist satire that seems to be as insightful and incisive as it is funny and weird. Check out the trailer for her new film, Bitch, above!

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“Good Guys” Do Exist: Here Are a Few Examples to Keep An Eye On in the Fight Against Sexism

As Ava DuVernay reminded us when she spoke at the Hammer Museum Gala earlier this week, "good guys" do exist. As rife as Hollywood is with terrible, horrifying examples of manhood, there are also those who genuinely and wholeheartedly embrace their role in doing better and furthering the cause of gender equality. I needed to take a minute to acknowledge them here; to remind myself that the world isn't a complete shit-show.

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bob Weinstein Show How “Nice Guys” and Hollywood Perpetuate Rape Culture

It's very easy to look at someone like Harvey Weinstein and see a monster. The decades-long history of abuses makes that crystal clear. But make no mistake, it isn't only "monsters" we have to worry about when it comes to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the systematic sexism that plagues the entertainment industry.

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Hollywood is Rife With Sexual Harassment, Now What? Some Proposed Solutions and Actions

We've read the scandalous news stories, the op-eds, and the think-pieces (we've even written some). We've stood in solidarity with those who've told their stories, and we've vowed that, despite the fact that Hollywood has been a hostile place toward women basically since its inception, that this time is different. This time, we're actually going to do something about this. So, what is Hollywood doing?

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Rami Malek Is So Perfect as Freddie Mercury That It’s Damn Near Giving Me a Heart Attack. Here’s a Photo.

I'll be able to weather the goings-on in this mad, tumultuous world, so long as I have access to images of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. That's basically what's getting me through the day these days.

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Supergirl Recap: Kara’s “Triggers” Prove to Be Her Most Difficult Enemy Yet

Season 3 of Supergirl continues to barrel forward with intensity and emotion, not letting up from last week for a second. In this week's episode, Supergirl's latest nemesis is a metahuman with psychic ability. Actually, Supergirl's latest nemesis is her own mental health. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 2, “Triggers.”

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Things We Saw Today: Gina Rodriguez Gathers Hollywood Power Latinas to Be Fabulous Together

Fiercely Latina. #LatinaPower 🙌🏽🙏🏼 A post shared by Gina Rodriguez (@hereisgina) on Oct 15, 2017 at 3:38pm PDT It’s nice to be Gina Rodriguez these days. Not only does she have a Golden Globe under her belt for her popular TV show, Jane the Virgin, but she gets to surround herself with other successful Hollywood […]

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Discovery of Two Crashing Neutron Stars Reminds Us the Universe is Still Awesome and Full of Wonder

Ever wonder where the gold and silver of your jewelry comes from? I mean, besides from "in the Earth?" Crashing neutron stars, that's where! Thanks to humanity's recent ability to detect gravitational waves, we are now able to catch activity happening in our galaxy that we never would've been able to before, answering some of science's biggest questions.

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Let’s All Remember That VP Mike Pence is Terrible and No, Would Not Be “Better” Than Trump

In a world where politics are increasingly polarized, it makes sense that we'd pay more attention to the loudmouths and blowhards than we do to those who are more reserved and quiet in their delivery. However, it is precisely those people to whom we should be paying the most attention, because they are the most likely to further a hateful, hurtful agenda right under our noses.

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“Almost Like Praying” Bathroom Demo Shows Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Brilliance, but the Finished Version’s Better, Obvi

Demos are fascinating in that they give us a glimpse into the creative process of musicians we love. We all know what a brilliant songsmith Lin-Manuel Miranda is, and so it's really cool to hear how "Almost Like Praying," a song that not only manages to make music from the names of places on the Puerto Rican map, but that eventually combined the talents of 21 other amazing Latinx, got its start.

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