We already know the results of this ever-Sisyphean exercise: no. Surprise, everyone! Neither Martin Scorcese, Scott Rudin (and I wanna say technically) Spike Jonze managed to make films this year in which two even vaguely compelling female characters talk to one another about something that isn't a boy. On the other hand, two other Best Picture nominated films that this snarky viewer considered problematic-re-their-female-portrayals-at-best (Dallas Buyers Club and ... Read More
BY Fatimah Hameed
in Boob Tube
on Sep 30, 2013
Hannah Horvath and her friends have it rough—they’re college-educated, financially supported, and so, so white (maybe not for long). And in a Saturday Night Live sketch that aired during this weekend’s season premiere, the Girls girls have a new roommate with whom to compete in their weekly misery poker: Blerta.
Tina Fey plays Blerta, a poor Albanian refugee with OCD (Old Cow Disease) who puts Hannah’s problems into ... Read More
BY Katie Fustich
in Boob Tube
on Sep 16, 2013
Remember how there were never any black people on Girls? Remember how Lena Dunham was all “But I am white so I can’t understand what a black girl’s life would be like? Remember that lame-ass attempt to address the issue with the inclusion of Sandy (played by Donald Glover) as Dunham's love interest for a measly 1.5 episodes?
Well it looks like we might finally get to kick these memories to the curb! In a recent interview with Ebony ... Read More
BY Melissa Coci
on Apr 09, 2013
In a recent interview with HollywoodLife.com, Gloria Steinem said she approves of Lena Dunham.
The interview took place at the DVF Awards, a ceremony that honors women who have "leadership, strength, and courage in their respective fields."
Steinem said she believes the world is very different from when she first started fighting for women’s rights. She also said she is pleased the younger generation is “stepping up like never ... Read More