1. You can never predict, but the numbers that Pushing Daisies [were] cancelled at — those would be good numbers now.
  2. There’s a story about [Civil Rights activist] Fannie Lou Hamer that we’ve been trying to get off the ground with Alfre Woodard to play the lead and Harry Belafonte as one of the producers. Another is a limited series about the life of Louis Armstrong, which Charles Dutton and I took around a couple years ago. I just pitched a TV series about James Michener’s Alaska, about the history of Alaska right after the United States bought it, which people really don’t know much about and would make a great miniseries. I’ve gotten to know the sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were given the electric chair for espionage in the ’50s, and they’ve always wanted a movie or TV series about their parents’ case. So I’ve actually written the script for that already.
  3. The experience of being invisible in our culture has ramifications that I don’t think any of us can really understand. I think that we need to see ourselves, in a lot of ways. It helps us know that we belong. And I think Rickie did that for a lot of people. I know that even for me, playing him, it helped me feel that I was validated in a lot of ways. And everything I heard from people who watched it was validating for me.
  4. I’ve never seen a film like Wild where the woman ends up with no man, no money, no family, no opportunity, but she still has a happy ending.
  5. Whether people love you or hate you, it’s all phantoms. None of it’s real.
    Reblogged from: flavorpill
  6. Margarita Noriega of Fusion: 'Women In Tech' Is A Framing Device With Limited Value

    Women in tech are often relegated to talking about “being a woman in tech.” What needs to change so women can instead be highlighted for their contributions?

    The popularity of the debate about “women in tech” has always been a funny (confusing) thing to me. I don’t think the core issue around gender and employment has ever been limited to women just in the IT industry. I think women are the “issue” everywhere, all the time. We live in a world which thinks women are a problem. What needs to change for women is for society to stop thinking of women as a problem, and to start treating people with different kinds of physical makeups as equal members of the human race. There are other kinds of people who have trouble breaking into tech, too, who are not women. Why not address the real issue of the fear of the “other”?

    I will raise a slightly academic point that I believe needs to be raised more often: Women in tech aren’t an issue if you understand technology in a broad sense. Women are nurses, women are bioengineers, women manage all sorts of machines in a lot of capacities and industries which require a high level of technical skill. Women in tech is a framing device that has limited value. This is not to say that women are common in executive roles or even in any role in startups, but women are considered a problem with or without coding or executive skills. We live in a world where being born a woman is a dangerous proposition.

  7. [Madi Diaz Shows Us How to Get Through a Shitty Breakup | NOISEY]Been a fan of hers since seeing her open for A Fine Frenzy. Loving this sound!

    [Madi Diaz Shows Us How to Get Through a Shitty Breakup | NOISEY]

    Been a fan of hers since seeing her open for A Fine Frenzy. Loving this sound!

  8. The roles I’m being offered in film are too small to sink your teeth into, and I thought it was time to be able to live with a character at inception and travel with her to fruition, and allow myself to evolve as an actress. I don’t get that opportunity in movies, where they ask me, “Will you play the distraught mom of this boy?” I say, “Sure, but I’ve played it before.” I wanted to play against-type, and while people will say, “She’s playing a no-nonsense nurse,” there’s so much more to her than that.
  9. Some time ago she was offered a part as the “love interest” of an actor 30 years her senior (she doesn’t say who). “I said, ‘Eurgh, no f— way.’ And they said, ‘But Zoe, he’s the hottest actor.’ I don’t give a f— how hot he is, I’m not going to endorse that – not until the day I see more romantic movies with Diane Keaton, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep with young hot actors working as their sidekicks. Only then will I say yes.”
  10. Roxane Gay’s ‘Bad’ Feminism - NYTimes.com



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