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Women in Movies

Carrie Fisher and the Cult of Casual Body Shaming

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 01.06.2017 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

The ways in which we talk about girls and women's bodies in our everyday matter every bit, if not more, as the way they get talked about by critics, columnists, and cultural pundits.

20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 11.24.2014 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Girls and women, infinitely diverse in their interests, appearance, ambition, ability, aspirations, make up more than 50 percent of the human population, but you would never know any of this watching our top grossing films. Despite decades of research, it is apparent that we are, as a culture, so used to women being marginal that we don't even notice.

The Force IS Strong With Women

Daniel Davidson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Daniel Davidson

Star Wars is just one forthcoming blockbuster to join a list of movies in the making or soon to be released in which women feature far less prominently than men.

Dear Hollywood, Women Make You Better Movies And More Money

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.02.2014 | Women

Even though most moviegoers are female, Hollywood still seems to have a major woman problem. Whether it's directing, writing or acting -- roles for wo...

Study Shows The Exact Age Actresses Begin Getting Paid Less

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 02.07.2014 | Women

Unless you're Meryl Streep, actresses over the age of 34 are pretty much screwed when it comes to earning power. Although it's no secret that Holl...

Where Leading Ladies Are Still Missing

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Surprise, surprise -- new statistics show that women are still underrepresented in both the gaming and film industries. Although we know that films...

What Michelle Rodriguez Thinks Is ‘Pathetic' About Hollywood

Posted 11.21.2013 | Latino Voices

Hollywood is a man’s world and Michelle Rodriguez thinks it’s “pathetic.” The 35 year-old actress is known for portraying strong women on t...

Guess Who Directs Most Lifetime Movies?

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

Lifetime's content is unquestionably targeted toward women. Ironically, it doesn't seem like it is equally created by women. On August 5th, the Hol...

The 7 Best Female Villains From Movies

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 06.07.2013 | Women

Badass lady villains are few and far between. As Dan Wohl at The Mary Sue pointed out this week, there are plenty of men who grace the silver scre...

Some Things Never Change For Women In Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women

Despite articles declaring it to be the "Year of the Woman" in Hollywood, 2012 wasn't actually all that great for female actresses. According to a ...

Gee, Maybe Audiences Will See An Action Movie That Stars Women

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Robert J. Elisberg

This is an article that I wrote on the Huffington Post almost two years ago, on May 5, 2011. Given that today is International Women's Day, I thought ...

Afternoon Delight Breaks Taboos and Barriers for Women on Screen

Nisha Chittal | Posted 03.29.2013 | Entertainment
Nisha Chittal

Afternoon Delight's realistic portrayal of women's lives and its cast of women characters make it a refreshing change from most female-centric movies. First-time feature director Jill Soloway has created a film that is both hilarious and sad, and real but still fun.

WATCH: On-Screen Women Dance Like Nobody's Watching

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2012 | Women

Love is not all you need, laughter is not necessarily the best medicine, and while money doesn't buy happiness, neither does poverty. But it is a trut...

George Clooney Stands Up For Women

Posted 03.06.2012 | Entertainment

Forget the looks and charm: George Clooney is a ladies' man because he's a stand up guy. The Oscar-winner, who scored a handful of Golden Globe nomin...

7 Types Of Women You'll Never Meet Off-Screen

The New Yorker | Posted 11.26.2011 | Women

A few years ago, I sat down for a meeting with some executives at a movie studio that I will call Thinkscope Visioncloud. Thinkscope Visioncloud had p...

The Mysterious Disappearance of Hollywood's Trailblazing Women

Francine LeFrak | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Francine LeFrak

Last year was a painful one for movies about fearless women struggling for rights, freedom and equality. Has feminism in film become passe?

Women's Films: A New Box Office Trend?

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

As of today, there are two women-centric films -- Sex and the City and Mamma Mia! -- in the top 10 at the box office for the year.

Men Play Presidents in the Movies and in Real Life

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

The last time a woman played the president on the big screen was 1999 when Lynne Thigpen took on the role in Bicentennial Man.