Topic: sexism

Video: Chelsea Handler’s Interview With Kirsten Dunst Highlights The Difference Between Actresses And Comedians

Video: Chelsea Handler's Interview With Kirsten Dunst Highlights The Difference Between Actresses And Comedians

Last night on Chelsea Lately, Kirsten Dunst stopped by to talk about her new movie Bachelorette, in which she plays a character she describes as “the bitch.” As with many interviews I’ve seen Chelsea do, they managed to touch on topics larger than the fluffy anecdotes you usually see on late night talk shows, while still remaining funny. More »

Awesome Olympic Weightlifter Zoe Smith Shuts Down Sexist Tweets About Female Athletes’ ‘Manly’ Bodies

Awesome Olympic Weightlifter Zoe Smith Shuts Down Sexist Tweets About Female Athletes' 'Manly' Bodies

Amid all the talk of Olympic athletes and their hot, hot bodies, it’s easy to forget they do not look that way for our personal benefit. But when a bunch of assholes on Twitter began criticizing the bodies of the British women’s weightlifting team for not being “feminine” enough, team member Zoe Smith set them straight with an intelligent, well-written, and hilarious blog post. More »

Here Is Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Nudity Contracts

Here Is Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Nudity Contracts

“I will show side boob for three seconds in a moving shot. I will show the left cheek from the left side in a dim light.” This was said by actress Emmy Rossum recently when she was discussing her nudity contract in an Emmy Roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter. Rossum’s character on the series Shameless, Fiona Shaw, shows quite a lot of skin in every episode and she was discussing her initial contract when the show started. “I have a lot of control over what I want to show, when I want to show it and when I don’t want to show it.” When asked if she’s in constant negotiation with showrunner John Wells about nudity issues, Rossum responded: “Not at all. But originally, when they made the contract it was like, ‘You will show partial side boob, you will show two cheeks … .’” More »

Female Showrunners Dispel The Myth That Only Male Writers’ Rooms Are Raunchy

Female Showrunners Dispel The Myth That Only Male Writersâ Rooms Are Raunchy

According to the female showrunners for a number of today’s most popular shows including New Girl, Up All Night and Suburgatory, writing rooms that have more women are just as raunchy if not raunchier than shows with mostly men on the writing staff. The raunchy, fraternity-like male writing room may be more of an urban comedy legend than we thought.

DeAnn Heline, the showrunner for The Middle, told New York Magazine, “We’ve had a lot of male writers come in and say, “Oh, because women were writing the show, I didn’t think the writers’ room would be as raunchy.” And it’s more so.” Emily Kapnek, the showrunner for Suburgatory, said, “You want to create an environment where people feel like they can say anything. It needs to have a safety: You can let your mind go to a really weird, scary, not acceptable place in that room, and then carve a story out of that weird, dark hole in your mind.” More »