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Kristen Bell Perfectly Mocks the Gender Pay Gap in Hilarious Video

“Pinksourcing. Pretty, cheap labor” is a spoof company’s slogan highlighting the gender pay gap in the U.S. — an issue many celebrities in Hollywood …

Kristen Bell

Fixing Hollywood: A Week-Long Look at Discrimination in the Movie Business

There's no disputing that the industry is a white boys' club. Here, a closer examination of the problem.<p>It's a fact that Hollywood discriminates against women and people of color, as study after study has shown. Case in point: The University of Southern California's Media, Diversity and Social …

University of Southern California

We're in love with these "realistic female-driven" movie trailers

This week in Australia is the All About Women festival. As if we didn’t already have plenty of good reasons to travel to Sydney, this festival has …

Why we need more diverse bodies in film & television

Here’s something to think about: When was the last time you saw an average-sized woman in a (scripted) TV show or movie? Not plus-size, but average – …

How Men and Women React to Their Own Reflections in Movies

Mirrors are a well worn device in movies. They provide an extremely literal moment of self-reflection that often during a film’s emotional peak. So …

A Young Female Filmmaker Talks Race, Gender, and the Power of Educatio

We here at Glamour's philanthropic initiative, The Girl Project, started our new video series, <i>Get Schooled</i>, to highlight the success stories of girls who have overcome huge obstacles in pursuit of an education. But we didn’t stop there. We also wanted the videos to be made by female filmmakers, …

Philanthropy

Melissa McCarthy: ‘I love a woman who doesn't play by the rules’

Bridesmaids made her one of the world’s most highly paid actresses. Now she’s taking over from the men in Ghostbusters<p>There are a couple of rules Hollywood studios have when it comes to making blockbuster movies these days, rules that are as absurd as they are well-established:<p>1. Audiences don’t …

Comedy

3 Ways To Write Kickass Female Characters To Bring Your Story To Life

Are you tired of watching movies with cliched female characters? Stereotypes exist for a reason, so you can’t avoid them altogether. Otherwise you’ll …

Writing