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Stories by Melissa Silverstein
Melissa Silverstein is the writer and editor of Women & Hollywood.
Why We Love/Hate "Chick Flicks"
Posted on: Mar 23, 2009, Source: Women's Media Center
What's a film-loving feminist to do? Don't let the label deter. There are many films worth seeing that get pegged as chick flicks.
Frozen River: Oscar's 2009 Cinderella Story
Posted on: Feb 13, 2009, Source: Women's Media Center
Hollywood decides to tangle with a film dedicated to poverty and desperation, directed by a woman. Amazing.
Hollywood: Not a Good Place for Women With Opinions
Posted on: Jul 31, 2008, Source: Huffington Post
Katherine Heigl regularly speaks up about sexism in Hollywood. For that, she is labeled ungrateful and her career has been declared dead.
Zeitgeist Films: The Only Woman-Run Film Distribution Company Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Posted on: Jun 27, 2008, Source: Women & Hollywood
Founders Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo talk about how to thrive in the indie film world.
Brick Lane: A Nuanced Look at an Arranged Marriage
Posted on: Jun 24, 2008, Source: Women & Hollywood
Brick Lane tells a story rarely heard or seen in popular culture: an immigrant woman's experience in an arranged marriage.
The Success of Women Documentary Filmmakers
Posted on: Jun 20, 2008, Source: DELETED
Female documentary filmmakers have achieved a level of success that has eluded women in the fiction film business.
Will the Success of Sex and the City Force Hollywood to Stop Ignoring Women?
Posted on: Jun 2, 2008, Source: DELETED
Sex and the City killed at the box office. Maybe now Hollywood will stop only making movies geared at teen boys.
In Hollywood, Creative Women Are Still at the Back of the Bus; Way Back
Posted on: Jun 3, 2007, Source: Women's Media Center
Less than a fifth of Hollywood's screenwriters are women, and the reasons behind this disparity are less than encouraging.
Alternatives to the Summer Blockbuster
Posted on: May 4, 2007, Source: AlterNet
As an alternative the teen-targeted summer blockbusters, look beyond the multiplex for films that highlight women's stories.
The Sexist Backlash Against the Dixie Chicks
Posted on: Nov 2, 2006, Source: Women's Media Center
A new film asks whether the Dixie Chicks paid a higher price for speaking out against Bush because they're women.
No Such Thing As An Old Girlâ€™s Network
Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source: Women's Media Center
Why are there not more women directing movies? Because gender disparity runs rampant throughout the Hollywood studio system.
Pregnancy Is Perilous For Female Basketball Stars
Posted on: Jun 12, 2006, Source: Women's Media Center
A new documentary highlights a growing issue for women's sports: What happens when a player gets pregnant?
Get Yer Unreal Lesbians Here
Posted on: Jan 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet
Showtime’s new series "The L Word" is supposed to be a groundbreaking show that reflects the lives of lesbians. Sadly, it’s not.
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