Variety Talks 'Women Behind the Camera' in a Room With Only Men Behind the Cameras

Variety recently gathered a panel of seven leading women directors—including Tracee Ellis Ross, Jodie Foster, and Helen Hunt—to highlight “women behind the camera” and talk about “the challenges they’ve faced” in Hollywood. Which is very cool—it’s just that Variety captured that meeting with a room full of men behind…

Sandra Oh on Racism in the TV Industry: 'Not Only Is Shit Hard, It's Extremely Unfair'

The luminous Sandra Oh has been doing smaller projects since her exit from Grey’s Anatomy four years ago, before suddenly appearing everywhere on posters for her new show, Killing Eve. The dramatic thriller was created by Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge and renewed for a second season before the first episode even…

How I Am Not Your Negro Is a Reminder of Hollywood's Power to Lie

In a scene from John M. Stahl’s 1934 film Imitation of Life, a fair-skinned girl named Peola sits in a classroom, listening to her teacher read Little Women. Upon seeing her mother Delilah—a black housekeeper played by actress Louise Beavers—enter the room in search of her, Peola conceals her face with a book. “I’m…

2016 So White: The Year in Onscreen Diversity and the Same Old Bullshit

Many of the films and TV shows that held our attention this year were centered around the black experience. Barry Jenkins’s elegant depiction of a black man’s love in Moonlight earned due praise, and several other prominent titles told black American stories: Fences, Hidden Figures, Loving. On television, the subtle…