Stories by Melissa Silverstein

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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.

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.

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.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2008, Source: Women & Hollywood

Founders Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo talk about how to thrive in the indie film world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.