As we challenge the film industry’s sexism, we need to do more to center one of the often underrepresented and misrepresented communities of women in the industry: Latinas.
The new documentary “Trapped” gives the viewer ‘front row’ insights on how TRAP laws operate to deny women their reproductive rights by forcing many clinics to close.
These films depict more authentic reflections of complex female characters—characters that are just as heroic, interesting, and flawed as their male counterparts.
With new and delightfully surprising film adaptations like “Love and Friendship” and the unwavering idiosyncrasies of human nature, Austen shows no sign of slowing down in popularity or reach.
The growing call for an end to sexism in Hollywood—and even federal investigations—haven’t led to much progress.
Josephine Decker is a feminist filmmaker with a spontaneous heart; she’s concerned with how women are viewed, how they act and how they messily propel themselves outside of traditional tropes. Whether it’s two girls reconnecting at a Balkan folk camp in Butter on the Latch or the farmer’s daughter grappling with isolation and lust in Thou […]
The most powerful words in director Catherine Tambini’s new documentary, Dance with Me, are deceptively simple, spoken by a 15-year-old girl. “My life is not the same as my [best friend’s],” Veronica explains, “but it’s perfectly normal for me.” Ambitious and articulate, Veronica also happens to be living with cerebral palsy, a condition that affects her balance, muscle control […]
A new documentary short is pushing open the doors of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to reveal the Mormon feminists driving a grassroots movement to integrate women into the church’s all-male priesthood. Where We Stand, from filmmaker Kristine Stolakis, offers a powerful counterpoint to the notion that Mormonism and feminism are mutually exclusive. Though Stolakis herself is […]
The recent #OscarsSoWhite controversy drew attention to the lack of diversity in Hollywood and prompted changes to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ membership rules. Producers of the annual awards show, which airs this weekend, also responded by boldly declaring that this year’s event “will be the most diverse ever”—though one look at the latest group […]
Reprinted with permission from the American Association of University Women Last month’s announcement of the 2016 Oscar nominees put Hollywood’s much-debated diversity problem on blast. For the second year in a row, no people of color were nominated in any major acting category. As the conversation continues, activists are rightly pointing out that Hollywood’s issues […]