"it may also occur to you just how bad – how bad – it is that this is what we have to offer Mann and Diaz, who show themselves in these moments to be really able comic actresses: a story in which they play idiots with no interests of any kind except bickering over an utterly charmless man and then satisfying themselves that giving him explosive diarrhea and prominent nipples constitutes satisfying revenge for his having apparently robbed both of them of whatever souls and outside interests they once possessed."

'The Other Woman': When Terrible Movies Happen To Funny Actresses : Monkey See : NPR

"this was a spur-of-the-moment question about a controversial topic. Mr. Sorkin can’t be expected to speak for the entire film and TV industry with one improvised answer. He doesn’t even have to write female protagonists if he doesn’t want to — but he shouldn’t pretend that the reason male-driven movies get made while women’s scripts sit in a bin is because the former are of a higher quality."

Aaron Sorkin Says Scripts With Female Protagonists Aren’t Good Enough | New York Observer

"In Woody Allen’s world, there were no black gangsters or club-goers in 1920s Harlem. In Woody Allen’s world, the truth is whatever he wants it to be."

Report: Woody Allen Doesn’t Want Black Actors in His New Play

"it’s just a bit galling that Hollywood has taken one of the greatest stories of feminist triumph in the last century and made it about a dude."

Dear Will Ferrell: Depicting Sexism Isn’t Enough | Women and Hollywood

freckledog:

Just got an email written to two women and one guy that started:

"Gentlemen,"

I quit the world. 

"Both Kagan and Sotomayor also said that it wasn’t such a substantial burden on the plaintiffs for employer plans to cover contraception, because the employers could just opt out of offering insurance at all and send their employees to the exchanges, thus diluting their involvement in paying for it. But Clement insisted that would also hurt Hobby Lobby by making it pay a fee, and that providing insurance coverage was also part of their religious belief. (Ginsburg was incredulous on that point.)"

Can a corporation be religious? Maybe, say Justices | MSNBC

"But Tiger Lily being a problematic character isn’t an excuse to cast a non-Native American actress. Rather, it’s the same as it was with The Lone Ranger: The key to bringing a racial caricature forward to the modern day isn’t to disregard that person’s race but to change the character so they’re not a racial caricature. Jesus Christ. It’s not that hard. There’s something to be said for “loyalty to source material,” but *early 1900s racism is not one of the things you need to keep.*"

White Woman Rooney Mara Might Play Tiger Lily In Pan, Because 2015 Needed Its Own The Lone Ranger (via themarysue)

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