People who make movies don’t always have the greatest esteem for people who critique them. And why would they—we suck! But it was still cool to hear that Brie Larson understands the struggles lowly, popcorn-covered film critics face, specifically those who are underrepresented in an industry that is startlingly white…
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have announced that they’re adopting inclusion riders under their production company Pearl Street Films.
The trailer for Here and Now, Alan Ball’s latest offering on HBO, is like a bizarre advertisement for liberal white America’s best intentions. Meant to be a show that examines the reality of being an American in the “here and now”—a multicultural Benetton ad come to life, less melting pot and more chopped salad—the…
It seems like there are so many magazine covers to go around that publications shouldn’t have an issue with finding space for women of color, but according to Fashionista’s yearly report, a lot of them went to Nicole Kidman.
GLAAD’s latest TV study found that LGBTQ characters will have a record high visibility this season, but that the majority of those characters are white and male.
Even as black creators and showrunners become more visible on TV, reports continue to confirm how much nearly every aspect of show production is still alarmingly white, including the writers rooms.
New stats on diversity in romance publishing make it clear that, while there are many voices working to make the genre a more inclusive place, there’s still a ways to go.
According to The Fashion Spot’s annual diversity report, this past New York fashion week was reportedly the most diverse season in recent history. In the Spring 2018 New York shows 63.1% of castings were white and 36.9% were nonwhite. And for the first time in New York fashion week history every runway included at…
As we coast into another fashion month, the luster of glamour feels duller than usual, and it’s not just thanks to the past year and change of handwringing reports and think pieces about the State of the Future of Fashion Week.
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Lilith Fair, Glamour Magazine interviewed Sarah McLachlan and the other women (and men) who got the festival on its feet for an oral history, full of background tidbits, reflections on how far things have come, and how far there is to go when it comes to women’s representation in…
The Academy has announced that they’ve invited a whopping 774 new members this year, which is a record-breaking number for the institution.
The Oscars So White tragedy of 2016 made Halle Berry feel like her historic best actress win “meant nothing,” according to Berry.
When it comes to diversity in theater, women and minorities are unsurprisingly underrepresented in the industry.
Season 11 of X-Files is set to premiere in 2018, following a not particularly memorable Season 10 revival of the old series. Showrunner Chris Carter reassembled his writers’ room to fill the ten-episode order, building on Season 10's six episodes. This year, he added some new people, with one thing in common.
Lisa Joy created the HBO hit Westworld, an entrancing series that has inspired a thousand Jezebel inquiries into how close we are to real-life robot sex. In a recent roundtable interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Joy expounded on the importance of creating opportunities for people with out a safety net.
Here’s something exciting: The New York state legislature has approved a law that will, through $5 million in tax breaks, incentivize TV shows to hire women and people of color as writers and directors. More exciting, entertainment news website The Wrap first lead this story with a Girls still featuring Lena Dunham…
The characters in Alex Ross Perry’s small, chatty movies may strike you as impossibly articulate—until you talk to their creator and discover his impromptu way with words is as deft as those he depicts on the page. What scan like deeply considered essays tumbled off this guy’s tongue when we met in a Park Slope coffee…
The change we’ve been waiting for is here.
Marvel Comics suffered from declining sales in 2016, which could be driven by any number of potential factors. But in an interview with the trade magazine ICv2, the company’s Vice President of Sales, David Gabriel, identified one potential culprit: The increase of female characters:
The well-executed April issue of Allure features personal stories from women of color who’ve experienced some form of racism or colorism, including Eva Longoria, future princess Meghan Markle, Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu and Atlanta’s Zazie Beetz.