I don’t know if some of you have been to these live reads at LACMA, where a classic film is read live on stage by actors who just sit and read the script. We did one recently of American Pie, but we reversed the gender roles. All the women played men; all the men played women. And it was so fascinating to be a part of this because, as the women took on these central roles — they had all the good lines, they had all the good laughs, all the great moments — the men who joined us to sit on stage started squirming rather uncomfortably and got really bored because they weren’t used to being the supporting cast.
It was fascinating to feel their discomfort [and] to discuss it with them afterward, when they said, “It’s boring to play the girl role!” And I said, “Yeah. Yeah. You think? Welcome to our world!
The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her.
Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Pharrell Williams, and Ciara photographed by Mert and Marcus, W Magazine March 2014
Chubby Inuit mermaids with sleek seal tails
Sleek Japanese mermaids with orange and white koi bodies
Dark, scaly mermaids with enormous white eyes so that they can hunt at the bottom of the sea
Small mermaids with spiky, poisonous lionfish bodies
Mermaids with sharp teeth and shark tails that hunt sailors for fun
Mermaids that aren’t just skinny blonde pretty girls with fish tails
"None of my family and friends will let me put my iPod shuffle on to play. They’ll be like, ‘We just listened to Shania Twain, and now it’s The Little Mermaid soundtrack. Get it off’."
Can I be Sharon Rooney’s best friend and listen to her music and borrow her clothes please?
"Including multiple, multi-faceted female characters in a film isn’t just good for social, political, or even artistic reasons. In 2013, it was good for the film’s bottom line, too.
In an analysis of the top 50 films of the year, one site found that films that passed the Bechdel test for female representation [the film must have two or more female characters who talk to each other about something other than men] collectively made more than films that didn’t. And we’re not talking a few bucks more — by their count, those in the former category raked in $1.5 billion more at the U.S. box office.”
Movies That Passed the Bechdel Test Made More Money in 2013
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"Reduce cellulite. Be gone dry skin. Vanish unwanted facial hair. Diminish stretch marks. Fade age spots. Eliminate feminine odor. Lose weight. Dissolve belly fat. Erase wrinkles. I think someone wants me to disappear."
This is essentially every cover of every magazine marketed to women.