SNL’s newest cast member! Sasheer Zamata! Details here: http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/saturday-night-live-adds-sasheer-zamata-black-cast-member/
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Bechdel-passing female characters make bank!! (Chart courtesy of Vocativ)
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!
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.’”
“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”
“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.”
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.
For Your Consideration: Women Directors Missing From the Oscars