Muffin top is the bit of blubbery overhang on a woman's mid-riff. Even it is barely noticeable, the female mind expands it exponentially to a monster truck tire. On this natural and normal belt, sadly, self-esteem dangles in despair. Is it possible to reclaim the muffin top as something positive?
It's truly refreshing that Sandra Bullock's character, Dr. Ryan Carter, is depicted in Gravity as an intelligent professional.
There are many things that are unique to women and remain the core of our strength. The female instinct can be very spot-on; the female way of doing business might bring more humanity and motivation into the work place.
As female filmmakers, we've been told to accept small stories, low budgets, and modest expectations. But what if we have much larger visions? What if we want to make blockbuster movies with heroines who are full of valor, keen intelligence, and a desire to change the world?
Typically, in movies, women in their 40s and up are someone's mom or somebody's wife in the background. Factor that in with committing the unthinkable sin of aging, and you have the perfect formula for actresses' aging out of a very fickle and youth-obsessed business.
My heart skipped a beat when I heard the reknowned film director Deborah Kampmeier was in production for a movie based on the Sumerian Goddess Inanna.
As a woman with a naturally high pitch (dear God, please don't tell me I sound like a sexy baby), I'm conscious of the fact that people do generally tend to pay less attention to female speakers.
Maybe the reason I'm wanting to channel my inner Donna Summer is that I've been on a week-long marathon of Orange Is the New Black. It's so thrilling to watch women chew up the scenery and be funny and crazy and silly and insane and wild and tough and every freaking shade a woman can be.
The fact that "The To Do List" features a female protagonist who is defined by her individual humanity -- her awkwardness, her sense of humor, her friendships, her motivations, her academic accomplishments and yes, her sexuality -- is actually quite a feat.
This past weekend, something pretty amazing -- and very telling -- happened in the film industry. The much anticipated "Lone Ranger" tanked at the box office, joining "After Earth" and "White House Down" as the third mega-budget bomb of the summer. Meanwhile, "The Heat," starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, has already earned double its $43 million dollar budget in just ten days.
He looked at me and said I should be producing films he said, not working as someone's assistant. I was shocked. It had never crossed my mind that I was good enough to take the helm of something. I had been programmed from childhood to take a back seat to all men.
Until studios figure out how to make a good rom-com, I'll be sticking to the ones I grew up watching. Pass the popcorn and the Nora Ephron, please.
To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.
Given the advocacy and activism we've seen since then, the host of books, documentaries, articles, and speeches designed to push girls and women forward, things should be getting better for females across the board. Right?
Last week, Vulture confirmed what we already knew: as male actors age, their on-screen female love interests do not. While stars like Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson and George Clooney climb through their 40s, 50s and 60s, their female co-stars generally stay under 35.
In a liberal industry like entertainment, women are still far behind their male counterparts.