BY amanda in Artsy on Jun 10, 2014 |
In an age when technology continues to grow exponentially while cultural conventions are still residual from a century ago, society becomes riddled with contradictions and people struggle to cope with their conflicting social expectations. In the incredibly relevant and scandalous play, The Feminism of a Soft Merlot or (How the Donkey Got Punched), these contradictions are thoroughly explored from a feminist perspective. The production, presented by The Ivy ... Read More
Adding to the impressive body of online work by female actors dedicated to making visible the sexism and exploitation present in the entertainment industry, a woman identified as Miss L brings us Casting Call Woe. Parodying the casting website Casting Call Pro, Miss L’s Tumblr and Twitter accounts post remarks pulled directly from online casting calls. Like Laura Bates’s Everyday Sexism and the website of actress Briony Rawle, Casting Call Pro ... Read More
Jennifer Sky is most famously known as the red-headed, kick-ass warrior princess Amarice on the hit 90s show Xena: Warrior Princess. But before she became an actress on the cult show, she took a stab at a modeling career. In a recent New York Times Op-Ed piece, Sky says the fashion industry is anything but a dream.
As Sky starts out her op-ed, her memory ignites with stories of all the fashionable youngins hurrying to catch the subway in order to be on time for ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount in General on May 31, 2013 |
The June issue of The Hollywood Reporter features a roundtable of six well-respected dramatic actresses in anticipation of the Emmy Awards, coming up this September (for which Neil Patrick Harris was just announced as host!)
The actresses are Monica Potter of Parenthood, Kerry Washington who heads Scandal, Kate Mara who stars in critically acclaimed Netflix original House of Cards, Connie Britton from Nashville, Elisabeth ... Read More
BY Intern Kerishma in General on Apr 18, 2012 |
You probably know her from Mrs. Doubtfire or as the beloved titular bookworm in Matilda – Mara Wilson, former child actor, opened up on her (very well-written) blog, Mara Wilson Writes Stuff, about her take on the nature of the film acting industry.
“Here is something no real celebrity will ever tell you,” she writes. “Film acting is not very fun.” The repetitive nature of film acting – doing take after take after take ... Read More