News Editor Chloe Pumares discusses the importance of explicitly showing consent on our TV screens in order to influence our attitudes and beliefs towards sex.
Isabelle Gray outlines and explores Harvey Weinstein’s timeline of abuse Trigger Warning: Sexual abuse As reported in the Guardian, the once legendary figure in the film industry, Harvey Weinstein, was convicted to 23 years in prison over charges of rape and sexual abuse. The cases and his conviction created a conversation that demanded an end […]
Last month, a Guardian article pointed out an interesting trend among Oscar-winning actors and actresses in the past decade or so – they’re getting older. In the 2000s, best actresses had an average age of 36, which then went up to 41 from 2010 onwards. Best actors have also seen a slight increase in the […]
The casting couch. We’ve all heard the stories confessing the dark truths of Hollywood’s underbelly. From Marilyn Monroe to the child star, Shirley Temple, Hollywood has a long, ugly history with sexual harassment, stemming from an endemic lust for power by those placed in positions of authority. A throwback to the ‘golden-era’ of old Hollywood, […]
The film industry has flirted with the word ‘feminism’ a lot in recent years. Emma Watson, Charlize Theron, Joss Whedon, Channing Tatum – amongst many more – all proudly declare themselves as feminists. Looking at the industry, it’s not surprising that many have been outraged by inequality. According to one study by Directors UK, in […]
“I’m over trying to find the ‘adorable’ way to state my opinion and still be likable! F— that.” Is the conclusion drawn by actress Jennifer Lawrence in a recent article that can be viewed here. The basis of her article is formed on Sony Picture e-mails that when released in a cyberattack, ravaged the studio. […]
“Who are you wearing?” “Do you have a certain regimen you put yourself through?” “Were you able to wear undergarments?” It doesn’t take much brainpower to guess towards whom these absurd questions were asked; the hugely talented and hardworking actresses of Hollywood. Why does the film industry continuously devalue the work of actresses on […]