Cannes Film Festival Won't Admit Women Wearing Flat Shoes

The Cannes Film Festival is reportedly not allowing women into screenings if they’re wearing flat shoes. I’m not sure I could’ve come up with a better metaphor for sexism in the film industry if I was really, really trying. If you wrote this into a novel about sexism in the film industry, it would seem heavy-handed.… »5/19/15 9:30am5/19/15 9:30am


Cate Blanchett Clarifies: 'Never Had Sexual Relations With a Woman'

Last week it looked like Cate Blanchett came out as bi-sexual, today is looks like Variety might have been editing a bit too enthusiastically. During a press conference for her Cannes film Carol — a movie about a same-sex relationship based on the Patricia Highsmith novel —Blanchett was asked about the interview heard… »5/17/15 11:30am5/17/15 11:30am

Saturday Night Social: This Hair is Filled With Secrets

The Aquanet gods are smiling down on us. This wild weave that’s making the rounds at the Cannes Film Festival belongs to a Russian television personality named Elena Lenina. Julianne already mentioned its magnificence, but I had to get a closer look. Just imagine all the secrets of Cannes she holds in that glorious… »5/16/15 7:30pm5/16/15 7:30pm

Cannes Red Carpet Style Is Everything You've Ever Dreamed & Then Some

I am in a perpetual state of mild rage at red carpet style, particularly in Hollywood: with the proliferation of stylists, and favors to designers who are already established, rare is the celebrity who shows up not looking boringly perfect and perfectly boring. The worst offender by far is Reese Witherspoon, whose… »5/15/15 6:00pm5/15/15 6:00pm

Iranian Actress May Face Public Flogging for Peck On the Cheek At Cannes

Iranian actress Leila Hatami has come under fire from Hizbullah Students, a student organization with ties to Iran's revolutionary guard, for kissing Gilles Jacob, president of the Cannes Festival. While Hatami's behavior was decried by Islamic Republic officials, Hizbullah Students has gone further, filing a report… »5/23/14 6:30pm5/23/14 6:30pm

Artsy Male Directors At Cannes Say Sexist Shit Too. Who'da Thunk?

These might the kind of sound bites you'd think would come from, say, the premiere of a Michael Bay movie, but — nope! Roman Polanski and Francois Ozon, two iconic male directors, with scores of nuanced, sensitive and artistic films behind them (although, obviously, not without a patchy sexual history on Polanski's… »5/25/13 5:00pm5/25/13 5:00pm