Ellen Page To Star As One Of English Literature's Saddest Sacks

Another day, another round of casting announcements chock full of stereotypes. While older actresses like Susan Sarandon have their pick of saucy-yet-loving-powerful-woman roles, the younger actresses who have yet to convince everyone they're talented sometimes pick up a few victim roles along their march to Serious… » 5/07/08 3:40pm 5/07/08 3:40pm

Halle Berry Will Suffer In Black And White In Frankie And Alice

Ever notice how many female characters are "suffering" in Hollywood films? "She was suffering through a break-up," "the character was suffering from an abusive past," "she will play a woman who is suffering through cancer," et cetera. It seems like whenever writers want to throw some "depth" into their scripts they… » 4/18/08 6:00pm 4/18/08 6:00pm

Allison Janney Taps Into That Other Hollywood Stereotype: The Shrew

Sure, there are enough hooker, victim, and doormat roles around Hollywood to keep Lindsay Lohan in Louboutins, but those aren't the only stereotypical female characters swimming in the brains of underpaid screenwriters. There's another cliché almost every actress over 30 has played: The Shrew. So, in honor of the… » 4/16/08 6:00pm 4/16/08 6:00pm