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From ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Kick-Ass’: How Hollywood is falling in love with female leads, Arts

From ‘The Hunger Games’ to ‘Kick-Ass’: How Hollywood is falling in love with female leads

In the 1985 comic strip The Rule, Alison Bechdel introduced a simple test that troublingly highlighted the gender bias present in mainstream movies.

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 20 December 2012 at 1:34 pm

The 100 midget march is just about publicity, Arts

The 100 midget march is just about publicity

Normally I read entertainment news for a bit of light relief, very rarely is any of it particularly challenging. However I was presented with some conflicting emotions when I read the news that a “dwarf theatre group” were planning a ‘100 midget march’ in protest of Hollywood’s latest reimagining Snow White and the Huntsman – specifically concerning the decision not to use dwarf actors for the key roles of the dwarves.

By | Arts, Film, Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 13 June 2012 at 2:00 am

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