Topic: The Help

This May Have Not Been A Banner Year For Women In Film After All

This May Have Not Been A Banner Year For Women In Film After All

It seemed like it was a great year for women in Hollywood with the box office and critical success of female-driven films such as Bridesmaids and The Help. For goodness sake, Bridesmaids sparked a whole film and television trend of female-driven comedies starring women and written by women. But according to a new report, “Females were ‘dramatically under-represented’ in the United States’ top 100 grossing films last year, accounting for 33% of all characters at a time when they made up nearly 51% of the U.S. population. More »

Jessica Chastain Is The MVP Of Movies For 2011

Jessica Chastain Is The MVP Of Movies For 2011

One of the sweetest quotes that actress Jessica Chastain has given in interviews is about how she had the bad luck to shoot a bunch of movies several years ago that, as of May 2011, hadn’t been released:

“It’s insane. I did some of these movies four years ago. My poor mother, I tell her I’m doing a movie with Al Pacino, I’m in a movie with Brad Pitt, she tells all her friends and years go by and the movie doesn’t come out, and now she’s like, ‘erm… I don’t know what you’re doing in LA but you’re not doing movies!’” More »

Gallery: Emma Stone’s Wigs In “The Help” Deserve A Razzie

Gallery: Emma Stoneâs Wigs In "The Help" Deserve A Razzie

Emma Stone must have done something really bad to her stylist on the new movie The Help. In the movie, she plays a young debutante named Skeeter who writes a book from the perspective of the black maids in 1960s Jackson, Mississippi. She wants to get their employers (who are also her friends) to start treating “the help” better.  The premise is a little weird, considering it’s a story of black empowerment told through the eyes of a pretty, rich white girl. Even stranger?

The terrible, terrible wigs that Emma Stone is forced to wear throughout. That still above is the most natural her hair looks throughout the whole movie. It’s an especially weird choice, considering that Emma looks like she’s starring in a makeover movie instead of a potentially powerful film about racial inequality.  A girl with bad hair and glasses who keeps tripping? It’s sort of a recipe for disaster. Click through this gallery to see  exactly how bad movie wigs can get. More »