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With Chaos Walking and Edge of Tomorrow 2 Doug Liman Delivers the Gender-Balanced Sci-Fi Teams We Need

Doug Liman's body of work is really, really eclectic. The same guy who directed Swingers and Go also directed The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. Now, he's currently gone into production on Chaos Walking, a YA genre story, and is developing Edge of Tomorrow 2, both of which have intriguing women at their centers.

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Annihilation Teaser Trailer Gives Us the Fierce, Female-Fronted Sci-Fi We Deserve

Yesterday's "Things We Saw Today" delivered a first glimpse of the upcoming Alex Garland female-led sci-fi film, Annihilation, which is based on the best-selling novel by Jeff VanderMeer. Today, we have our first teaser trailer, and it's glorious and weird. Exactly what we'd expect from an Alex Garland film.

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The New Roseanne Remount Will Feature a Gender Fluid Character, So of Course Bigots Want a Boycott

The casting notice for the new Roseanne season reportedly calls for a gender fluid child. Cue the pearl-clutching.

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Checking In With Game of Thrones, Season 7: Got Sexism?

So, how are the women of the Seven Kingdoms faring these days? Let's have a look. **SPOILERS GALORE: Do not read if you're not caught up.**

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Gina Rodriguez and Stephanie Beatriz Star In a Totally Made-Up Superhero Movie…As Girlfriends!

Following the advice of Lin-Manuel Miranda, with an assist by @loudlysilent on Twitter. Sí se puede!

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BBC Put Together a List of the 100 Greatest Comedies of All Time, Apparently Forgot Women Exist

What moves a film from good to great in the eyes of a critic? What makes someone prefer Animal House to Clueless? Personal taste, sure. But we can't pretend that things like representation and unconscious bias don't play into that taste, and that "personal" taste isn't largely influenced by larger cultural trends.

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How GLOW Inspired Britney Young—A.K.A. Carmen “Machu Picchu” Wade—to Follow Her Dreams

We talk to Britney Young of GLOW about going from behind the camera to body-slamming in front of it, her activism, and who she wants to see Machu Picchu fight in Season 2.

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Niecy Nash Reminds Chelsea Handler That Diversity Goes Beyond “Black and White Women”

We've written about TNT's Claws, which stars the incomparable Niecy Nash at the head of a diverse cast of nuanced female characters, has a black female showrunner, and was created, in part, by a woman of color. It's certainly an example of progress. But, as Nash points out in a recent appearance on Netflix's Chelsea, diversity goes beyond "black and white."

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NBC Is Kicking CBS’ Butt in the ‘Valuing Women’ Department

NBC's new "Female Forward" initiative seeks to provide women with the pathways to success that are so often closed to them, simply because of their gender.

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What’s Up With Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets and its Erasure of Female Characters?

It's curious that Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Luc Besson's latest foray into an eye-dazzling future of space stations, alien encounters, and intergalactic espionage traffics in the practical erasure of its female characters.

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U.S. to Finally Get the Rey Star Wars Monopoly Pieces We’ve Been Looking For

Despite much controversy over the lack of a Rey token in the Star Wars Monopoly game sold in the U.S, it seems as though Hasbro has finally decided to listen to the outcry and have available Star Wars Monopoly sets that include the heroine of The Force Awakens.

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How Some Women’s Reactions to a Female Doctor on Doctor Who Reveal Internalized Misogyny

When I first saw the trailer announcing Jodie Whittaker as Doctor Who's 13th Doctor, I got chills and goosebumps. It felt like something big was happening. Something momentous, not just for this sci-fi show I loved, but for pop culture in general. Hell, for the world. It's interesting to think that, at the beginning of my time as a Whovian, I wouldn't have felt the same way.

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Finally, Help in Case You Can’t Handle a Fictional Alien Being a Woman on Doctor Who

In case you hadn't guessed, we have a lot to say about Doctor Who's new 13th Doctor, who will be portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, as well as the response to her casting. This is something we've waited a long time for, so we're feeling a bit extra defensive about those who want to rain on our parade. Luckily, the Doctor Who Helpline is here to deal with them so that we don't have to.

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Close-Knit Breaks Ground as a Mainstream Japanese Film About a Trans Woman

Japan just premiered one of its first mainstream LGBTQ movies about a trans woman, and the response has been pretty positive overall.

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Vin Diesel Stands By Michelle Rodriguez in Support of “Showing Love” to the Women of the Furious Franchise

Last week, Michelle Rodriguez had some words about the lack of nuanced female representation in the Fast and the Furious franchise, but made it clear over the weekend that co-star Vin Diesel has been one of the biggest supporters of women in the films.

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The History of Cis Actors Playing Trans Roles Isn’t Pretty. Here’s Why That Needs to Stop.

Last week, we shared a video from Screen Crush's #ProudtoBe series, in which trans actors (led by writer/actress Jen Richards) made the case for why casting trans actors is not only the "right" thing to do, it's the smart thing to do. This week, they've released another video in that series. This one is written and by Screen Crush's Erin Oliver Whitney, who relates the history of cis actors playing trans roles.

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On Sofia Coppola and The Beguiled: What “Supporting Female Filmmakers” Really Means

There's been a lot of discussion surrounding Sofia Coppola's star-studded novel adaptation, The Beguiled, which comes out Friday. One of the larger topics of discussion is how, despite slavery being addressed in the original source material—complete with a black female character named Hallie—Coppola's film addresses none of it, instead erasing that character and choosing instead to stick with what's familiar: white, Southern femininity.

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Interview: Costume Designer Stacey Battat on the Subtle Changes and Antique Look of The Beguiled

"It's very subtle how they transform after he comes, but it's within the broaches or small details. One character wears a striped little bow in her dress, there is an extra tightening of corsets."

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“Death by A Thousand Cuts”: Women Engineers Speak Out About the Sexism in Silicon Valley

In this video from Wired, women engineers speak about their experiences with workplace sexism and racism in the tech industry.

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Dear Image Comics: Depicting Violence Against Trans People Isn’t “Edgy,” It’s Exactly the “Divisiveness” You’re Worried About

So, it's Pride Month. You know, the month in which the LGBTQIA community celebrates not only pride, but survival as we commemorate the Stonewall riots of June 1969? The riots that were started, in part, by trans women of color? Yeah, those. Image's latest "edgy" comic would've been offensive at any time, but it is especially offensive being released this month. **CW: discussion of violence against a trans character**

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