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Can I get an “Amen,” please?  The wonderful Laverne Cox has made herstory as the first out trans person to ever be nominated for an Emmy in acting!  Tune in for the results on August 25th at 8PM (EST) on NBC. The “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” nomination celebrates her portrayal of Sophia Burset, the beauty extraordinaire of Litchfield Correctional Facility on “Orange is the New Black”.  A ... Read More
Recently, I saw the film 22 Jump Street and was very annoyed by all the, for lack of a better word, homoerotic (“why not heteroerotic?”) tension between some of the male characters. I was totally hoping for Channing Tatum’s character to get together with Zuke, the blond frat guy. The characters had total chemistry and whoever wrote that script clearly intended for there to be something more-than-friendship going on. Of course, to reinforce the ... Read More
Marnie Stern is mad. "I can't get one f***ing drink," she complains in the documentary I am Marnie Stern. Why can't one of the best metal guitarists have a beer at SXSW? Because she doesn't have a wristband, and nobody recognizes her. I've typed every variation of the phrase, "female guests sit in with 8G Band on Late Night with Seth Meyers," into search engines, but no cigar. This only proves what we all already know: it's not that there aren't women doing stuff ... Read More
With the event of increasingly female-centric TV programs like Broad City and Girls, more often than usual we find ourselves yelling passionately at the screen, "Yes! Yes! That's exactly how it is!" That's the power of representation, and the reason it matters. Individuals who never feel kinship with what they see in media can wind up with a nasty sense of isolation. Seeing people with whom I can identify represented on TV makes me feel more comfortable with ... Read More
The New York Times covered a new initiative by Sheryl Sandberg's LeanIn.org via a partnership with Getty to update and diversify stock photo images of women because, in her words, "you can't be what you can't see."Via NYTimes: "The partnership is a way for Lean In to broaden its reach after criticism that Ms. Sandberg’s advice is relevant only to women in corporate America and that she places the burden of breaking through stereotypes on ... Read More
It's about time for a new kind of video girl: one who's confident, smiling (not writhing), and fully clothed. That's exactly what Brooklyn electronic artist DATALOG is serving in the new video for "Moon Shoes," a thumping rollercoaster of joyful beats and synths.    Casting three curvy women of color and not asking them to disrobe is, unfortunately, rare in the music industry. The creators of the video were seeking to protest this ... Read More