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Women in Hollywood

Why Hollywood Is Still A Sunny Paradise For Bros, In One Minute

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment

"Transparent" director and human woman Jill Soloway gave her thoughts on Hollywood in 2015 during a speech last month. "It's not funny anymore what's...

Salma Hayek: Studios Want Women 'To Be Quiet And Look Pretty'

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women

If navigating Hollywood as a woman wasn't already frustrating enough, with the industry's lack of diverse roles and profound pay gap, Salma Hayek has ...

Your Expectations For Kirsten Dunst Are Just Too Damn High

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

Kirsten Dunst thinks the world expects too much from actors. "What people expect of an actor is totally ridiculous," Dunst says in the September issu...

Salma Hayek: Hollywood Studios 'Don't Want Me, But I Don't Really Care'

Associated Press | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Salma Hayek says that while Hollywood studios may not be calling as much lately, she's staying plenty busy. "I think they don't w...

Kate Mara: It's 'Quite An Honor' To Play A Female Superhero

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women

It's no secret that female superheroes are few and far between. That's why actress Kate Mara fully appreciates her role as Sue Storm, the kick-ass her...

Krystal M. Harris: A Conversation About Women in Hollywood

Kay Smythe | Posted 08.12.2015 | Entertainment
Kay Smythe

Strength is a strange and malicious gift in Hollywood. In the few short weeks I have spent here, it has become unnervingly apparent that strength among women is no longer a sought-after personality trait. This dying evolution has been replaced by the harsh competition, brought on by a lack of trust in an already tough community.

Emma Thompson Says Hollywood Sexism Is Only Getting Worse

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment

Though some have called 2015 "the year of the woman" in cinema, Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson says that sexism in the industry ...

'OITNB' Star Dascha Polanco On Not Being Size Zero In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.20.2015 | Latino Voices

“Orange Is The New Black” star Dashca Polanco isn't shy about sharing the body-related insecurities she had growing up. Now, the star delves into ...

Jennifer Lawrence Basically Says Hollywood Can't Body Shame Her Now That She's A Huge Star

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.11.2015 | Entertainment

It's no secret that Jennifer Lawrence loves food, and by now, everyone should be familiar with her thoughts on dieting ("If anybody even tries to whis...

Pay Inequities in Hollywood

Kim Keating | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Kim Keating

The glamorous life of Hollywood stars can sometimes seem hard for the average person to relate to. But when it comes to dealing with gender discrimination, it looks like today's female stars are -- unfortunately -- just like us!

Here's What Hollywood Would Look Like If Women Ran The Show

The Huffington Post | Nina Friend | Posted 06.26.2015 | Women

What would it look like if women ran Hollywood? In an industry where less than 10 percent of the top 250 grossing films are directed by women, Margare...

Helen Mirren Drops F-Bomb When Calling Out Hollywood's Ageism

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 06.17.2015 | Fifty

We've come to know that Dame Helen Mirren is not afraid to speak her mind ... and one surefire way to get her riled up is to talk about the double sta...

The Real Reason Paul Feig Writes Incredible Female Characters

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women

After "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat," Paul Feig's "Spy" is the writer/director's third film to feature female protagonists who have a lot more to talk a...

Amy Schumer: 'I Think People Hate Women'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women

Being a woman in Hollywood involves putting up with a whole lot of bullsh*t. During The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Actress roundtable, six hilari...

Isabella Rossellini Says She Doesn't Understand Society's 'Attention On Youth'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.15.2015 | Fifty

Despite the pressure to stay young in Hollywood, actress Isabella Rossellini says she's completely happy with what she sees in the mirror every day. ...

Carla Gugino: Young Women Are Finally Getting 'Roles That Really Count'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

Actress Carla Gugino told HuffPost Live on Monday that there have been some real changes in Hollywood since the beginning of her career. While many ac...

Hollywood Doesn't Let Female Directors Make Mistakes

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women

The conversation about gender inequality within the film industry is more visible than ever, but meaningful shifts remain elusive. Writer Jessica Ogil...

Helen Hunt Says Women In Hollywood Are 'F*cked'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.01.2015 | Women

Even an Oscar winner like Helen Hunt feels the immense challenges of being a woman in Hollywood, she told HuffPost Live on Thursday. When host Aly...

Lauren Duca

Hollywood Ageism Is Getting Old

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 04.30.2015 | Entertainment

Marta Kauffman was at lunch with the head of Skydance Productions when she found out that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin were interested in working in tel...

They Gave My Husband Credit for Something I Wrote

Rhoda Jordan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Rhoda Jordan

People just assumed that my husband must've been the writer who'd come up with the script. Because how could a woman come up with such words? How could a woman create such badass art? How could a young actress who looks the way I look create such sharp, dark, rude fits of expression?

Making Hollywood Less Sexist, One Crowd Scene at a Time

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

If the fictional world of film and TV shows a landscape of female characters who are diverse, who have  unique attributes, who are CEOs and doctors and scientists -- how will that inspire our children? Will our children expect women in leadership roles? It should then be normal.

Hey Hollywood: Where Are the Women?

Colleen DeBaise | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Colleen DeBaise

How come there's not a single female protagonist in any of the films nominated for 2015 Best Picture? We can certainly enjoy the films nominated for Best Picture. But let's save the popcorn for when we have a greater choice of flicks that better represent society as a whole.

Salma Hayek: 'I Like My Food And, Frankly, I Like My Wine'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.19.2015 | Entertainment

Salma Hayek is a woman after our own hearts. "I never exercised my whole life, but now I do yoga,” Hayek told Net-a-Porter's The Edit. “I was ...

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

Brennon Marcano | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brennon Marcano

Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.

Golden Globes Prove Why Hollywood Needs Feminists

Anushay Hossain | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Sunday night's show shines as an even bigger moment for women. To deliver such pro-female, feminist-centric comedy gold at one of notoriously sexist Hollywood's biggest nights is no small feat. And after Fey and Poehler set the evening's feminist tone, the women of Hollywood ran with it.