Not One Single Woman Directed a Doctor Who Episode Last Year

In spite of all the criticism Hollywood has faced recently for its awful female-to-male director ratio, women are still being widely discriminated against in the film industry. Maybe, being a generally optimistic person, you might be inclined to think that things are a little more equal outside of the US. What about… » 7/07/13 1:30pm 7/07/13 1:30pm

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

WTF Is Up with Women Comprising Only a Quarter of this Year’s Oscar…

A quarter. That's one fourth (0.25 for the fraction phobic), or, in terms the notoriously math deficient faction of humanity that educators term "women" can best understand, not a whole lot. It's also the number Cathy Shulman reminded her audience of at the Women in Film's fifth annual pre-Oscar party when she pointed… » 2/26/12 11:30am 2/26/12 11:30am

Why One Day Is The Most Toxic Romance Of The Year

With the recent smashing success of Bridesmaids, much has been made about women in film. Supposedly, this one comedy proved once and for all that 1) People with uteruses can be funny 2) Female-fronted films need not be pandering 3) Men will actually pay to see movies with female leads, and 4) Carrots can be sexy. Now… » 8/19/11 6:50pm 8/19/11 6:50pm

Women Have Fewer Speaking Roles But Show More Skin In Movies

It certainly seems like Hollywood wants women to be seen (preferably half-naked) and not heard, and now we have the numbers to prove it. University of Southern California researchers analysed the 100 top-grossing movies of 2008, including The Dark Knight, Iron Man and Twilight. They found a plethora of disturbing … » 4/22/11 1:25pm 4/22/11 1:25pm