Equality Issues Articles

Equality issues hilighted through celebrity pop culture including pay inequality, sexism, misogyny, role limitations with age, and other societal issues also present in Hollywood.

Ava DuVernay is already moving on

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 16, 2018 19:21:32 March 16, 2018 19:21:32
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It was everyone’s low-key worry, right? That after A Wrinkle in Time merely whelmed, Ava DuVernay would not get the same second (third, fourth, fifth) chance that her white male peers get to go on and make another blockbuster, like, say, Zack Snyder who made a divisive Superman movie and then went on to make two more divisive Superman movies. Full Story

JLO’s affirmations

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 16, 2018 19:04:47 March 16, 2018 19:04:47

Jennifer Lopez covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. And I like the cover and here’s what Marilyn Denis pointed out to me this morning – you can see the lines on her neck. They didn’t brush them out. Why should they? The lines don’t look bad. Full Story

This Hot Bitch in a rom-com

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 14, 2018 15:51:56 March 14, 2018 15:51:56

This Hot Bitch is what I’ve been calling Sharon Stone, for years now. And now she’s 60 years old, just turned on March 10th. Sharon has a new movie coming out – it’s called All I Wish. It’s a rom-com. She does NOT play the mother of Dakota Johnson. She IS the Dakota Johnson. Full Story

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Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 8, 2018 16:01:57 March 8, 2018 16:01:57

I can only assume Kathleen has fallen down a well and is incapacitated at the moment because Lainey assigned me a Michael B. Jordan story in which her Forever Bae MBJ is being the MOST BAE. Remember Frances McDormand’s Oscar speech in which she shouted out inclusion riders and everyone was like, huh? And then we all learned about the equity initiative Full Story

Wonder Wiig

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 1, 2018 15:54:23 March 1, 2018 15:54:23
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Kristen Wiig is apparently in talks to play the villain in Wonder Woman 2, which is surprising. Not that they’re casting—the movie films later this year, so it’s casting season—but that they’re talking to Kristen Wiig! If you asked me to guess who would be the villain in Wonder Woman 2, I would never in a million years guess “Kristen Wiig”. Full Story

Jameela Jamil’s Instagram Outrage

Duana Posted by Duana at February 26, 2018 19:31:58 February 26, 2018 19:31:58
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As we discussed recently on Show Your Work, there are lots of reasons to be fascinated by The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil. Mostly, I’m amazed at how different she is from every other first-time-on-a-surprise-hit-network-show star. Full Story