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SNL’s newest cast member! Sasheer Zamata! Details here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/saturday-night-live-adds-sasheer-zamata-black-cast-member/

SNL’s newest cast member! Sasheer Zamata! Details here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/saturday-night-live-adds-sasheer-zamata-black-cast-member/


Bechdel-passing female characters make bank!! (Chart courtesy of Vocativ)

Bechdel-passing female characters make bank!! (Chart courtesy of Vocativ)


Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Feminist Bet: Does a Princess Need Prince Charming? (Analysis)

(Hollywood Reporter)


I’ve bought tix for Brave this weekend — have you? Support Pixar’s 1st lead female protagonist! Opening box office matters!

I’ve bought tix for Brave this weekend — have you? Support Pixar’s 1st lead female protagonist! Opening box office matters!


Did anyone see the Push Girls premiere on Sundance last night? Read this article for more deets on the new inclusive reality show!

Did anyone see the Push Girls premiere on Sundance last night? Read this article for more deets on the new inclusive reality show!


So ridic excited for Ryan Murphy’s newest: “The New Normal” THIS FALL! Co-created with lesbian writer Ali Adler, it features an awesome single mom and a gay couple looking to become parents.


We, the undersigned, encourage an industry-wide discussion about this issue, and call on the leaders throughout the industry to participate in and contribute to a dialogue about how we can, to quote Mr. Fremaux, ‘create a greater space for women within cinema.’

a new petition sparked by the revelation that ZERO women directors will be in the main competition at Cannes this year

I want to say a little something that’s long overdue / The disrespect to women has to got to be through / To all the mothers and sisters and the wives and friends / I want to offer my love and respect till the end

Beastie Boys’ MCA. More about the band’s feminist legacy here.

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance

This actress-authored article is making the rounds, and it’s definitely worth a read. Includes a great reminder: “Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate.”


Kate will be the first ever out lesbian on Saturday Night Live in its 37 years on air. The show has had its fair share of lesbian skits, kisses and jokes, but the addition of a real live lesbian comic is really something to celebrate. Some blogs are bemoaning SNL’s choice to add another white woman to the cast instead of a desperately needed woman of color, but this is a landmark of its own.

AfterEllen on the announcement that Kate McKinnon will be joining SNL

Glamour’s April cover features actress Jennifer Lawrence (who stars as Hunger Games‘ heroine Katniss Everdeen), in a very, very busty outfit. I’m a little grossed out by this. Yes, I know that Lawrence is of age, but she is playing a character who is 16 years old. Do we really need her this overtly sexualized? As About-face points out, “While the Glamour piece is obviously showcasing the actress (not the character), the prop she’s holding (a bow) blurs the line.” It feels like we’re looking at a sexed-up 16 year old. Ew.

Glamour’s April cover features actress Jennifer Lawrence (who stars as Hunger Games‘ heroine Katniss Everdeen), in a very, very busty outfit. I’m a little grossed out by this. Yes, I know that Lawrence is of age, but she is playing a character who is 16 years old. Do we really need her this overtly sexualized? As About-face points out, “While the Glamour piece is obviously showcasing the actress (not the character), the prop she’s holding (a bow) blurs the line.” It feels like we’re looking at a sexed-up 16 year old. Ew.


Mad Men: Set Me Free from @elisakreisinger (popculturepirate) and @marcfaletti


The Bitch List

Interested in better female reps in film? Bitch Pack is tracking film scripts that meet the Bechdel Test, and the PopChange action site is calling for industry participation in the effort. Read more here.


For Your Consideration: Women Directors Missing From the Oscars


Oscar voters overwhelmingly white, male

The LA Times studied Oscar voters (whose identities are a carefully guarded industry secret), and found they are nearly 94% Caucasian and 77% male, with a median age of SIXTY TWO YEARS OLD.