Hollywood Diversity Report

Despite quite a bit of progress racial minorities] since the previous report, they remained underrepresented on every front 2015-2016. Women posted key gains in all the key employment arenas. . .with the exception of four–film […]

what the hell

I use Pixabay for copyright-free, nice generic images. Each image includes suggestions for paid images from Shutterstock. It figures that while I’m looking up images to use for posts about gender representation in film, this […]

Here’s a sketch of what we found: Overall, films nominated for Best Picture have become more diverse between 1989 and 2017 — but only slightly. What’s different now is that there are specific films that […]

Awards and Representation

This past weekend saw the 90th Academy Awards here in the States. It was pretty exciting in a few ways: for the first time, a black man (or black person at all) won best screenplay. […]

Pad Man (2018)

Men, and the society they run, usually only care about women’s bodies when it benefits them: Sex. Pregnancy. Household labor. But not their overall health, their care, their desires. When women push for change, they […]

Review: No One Killed Jessica (2011)

The public sphere, the masculine world, has rules and regulations. Logic. Laws. It decides what one life, or 200 lives, are worth. It is a world of violence. Women are told to keep out, because […]

Padmaavat is playing here this weekend. Great! I thought. I love Deepika Padukone, I love Shahid Kapoor, I love Sanjay Leela Bhansali. But this line from Wikipedia has given me pause: “Padmaavat received mixed reviews. Critics […]