Audiences Love Lucy. Hollywood, Take Note.

My brain melted on Saturday night and I can blame it all on Scarlett Johansson in the Luc Besson-directed Lucy. But I’m not the only one; the female-led film bested the box office beating out even the baby oil-covered Hercules. Hollywood, let us use this opportunity to once again remind you that ladies like movies! » 7/28/14 1:00pm 7/28/14 1:00pm

The Horror of Coming of Age: Films Subverting the Teen Girl Experience

Growing up can be a bit of a bloodbath for everyone, regardless of gender. And when it comes to how the actual gory details of the process are portrayed on film, young female characters don't often get the same freedom to explore the dark side of the process that young men do, unless you happen to be watching a horror… » 10/15/13 6:45pm 10/15/13 6:45pm

Don't Worry, Dudes: The Heat Is a 'Gender Neutral' Movie

As usual, there are quite a few dude-centric flicks coming this summer — from Iron Man to Man of Steel to This Is The End, Lone Ranger and Wolverine. (Not to mention The Internship, World War Z, White House Down, Pacific Rim, Grown-Ups 2, 2 Guns.) And although two women — Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy — star in… » 6/10/13 6:00pm 6/10/13 6:00pm

Women Are Still Not in the Movies, But At Least They're Getting Sexier

A new study reveals that, as you already knew, it's not super great to be a woman in the film industry. The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that 2012, women held less than a third of speaking roles in high-grossing pictures, the lowest that number has been since 2007. That means that the… » 5/13/13 6:00pm 5/13/13 6:00pm

Twilight Screenwriter Reflects on the Series' Power in Hollywood

No matter how you feel about Twilight — love it or hate it — the phenomenon has been one of the biggest stories to come out of the movie industry in the last five years. Now that the series is ending, Melissa Rosenberg, who penned all of the scripts for the Twilight franchise, talked to Women And Hollywood about the… » 11/20/12 10:00pm 11/20/12 10:00pm

DreamWorks Animation Now Has a Woman Of Color as its Chairman

Late last week, DreamWorks Animation's Chairman of the Board of Directors, Roger Enrico, resigned. Now it's been announced that Mellody Hobson is the new Chairman of the Board for the company. Forty-three-year-old Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments, a firm based in Chicago that manages over $3 billion in… » 10/29/12 2:15pm 10/29/12 2:15pm

Most of the Women on TV Are Being Directed By Men

The last couple of years have been pretty good for women on television, with new ladycentric programs like The Mindy Project, Girls, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls (so many girls) and Don't Trust The B— In Apt. 23. But while women are more visible in front of the camera, a recept report claims that they're completely missing… » 10/05/12 2:40pm 10/05/12 2:40pm

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner Sequel Will Have a Female Lead

Thirty years ago, moody sci-fi film Blade Runner hit theaters, with Harrison Ford and Sean Young as the stars of a robot-human tale set in a dystiopain futuristic Los Angeles. The story, loosely based on the Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, will soon get a sequel, director Ridley Scott says.… » 5/22/12 3:30pm 5/22/12 3:30pm

In 65 Years of the Cannes Film Festival, Only One Woman Has Been…

The 65th Cannes Film Festival is kicking off as we speak, and some 30,000 people gather in the sunny South of France — directors, producers, glamourous stars — in the name of cinema. Films from all over the world are screened. Often, good buzz at Cannes can launch a small film into a global sensation (last year's The… » 5/17/12 1:10pm 5/17/12 1:10pm

Steve Carrell Has Three Weeks to Live and He's Gonna Spend Them With…

That's the premise of Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, an apocalyptic romcom crashing into theaters this summer. The title seems to be based on a song by Chris Cornell, and the plot unfolds thusly: An asteroid named Mathilda is heading towards Earth, and people are trying to figure out what the fuck to do… » 2/10/12 10:45am 2/10/12 10:45am

Sick Of Tired Chick Flick Clichés? So Is Diablo Cody.

In the last decade or so, women have been inundated with movies created "for" us — cloying romantic comedies in which the heroine is charming but clumsy/insecure/desperate; in which she can have a "cool" job but can never truly successful. And, as we learned in that Tad Friend piece about Anna Faris in The New Yorker » 12/16/11 11:40am 12/16/11 11:40am