Hollywood

Oprah 2020?

After her inspiring Golden Globes speech, E&B break down the case for and against President Oprah

Aziz Ansari, #MeToo, and the Media

What allegations against comedian Aziz Ansari means for #MeToo.

Will #TimesUp help curb sexual harassment?

In the wake of #MeToo, hundreds of Hollywood A-listers are fighting back against sexual misconduct.

Queering Romantic Comedies

According to the romantic comedy canon, only straight people fall in love. In the final installment of their rom com podcast series, Cristen and Caroline examine how mainstream titles treat LGBTQ characters and how queer rom coms subvert expected tropes.

Romantic Comedy Sidekicks

Sidekicks are an integral part of any romantic comedy. In part three of their rom com series, Cristen and Caroline examine the ways these sometimes neurotic, sometimes wise secondary characters trade on stereotypes to shape the protagonists' world.

Romantic Comedies 101

Rom coms were invented thanks to Hollywood censorship. In this introduction to a five-episode series exploring the vintage screwballs to the modern screwups, Cristen and Caroline spotlight the hallmarks, hijinks and heteronormativity of the romantic comedy movie genre.

Sexism in VFX: Q+A with Kylee Wall Pena

Hollywood's STEAM Women

Visual effects artists combine art, math and tech to create the stunning imagery you see onscreen - but they're not immune from the gender gap that plagues other STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) jobs. Cristen and Caroline discuss why an absence of women in special effects is just one difficulty for Hollywood's ailing VFX industry.

Max Factor and Hollywood's Makeover Men

Hollywood's first makeup artists were exclusively men. Cristen and Caroline highlight how Max Factor and the Westmore boys revolutionized movie makeup artistry and why the industry could use a facelift today.

27 Female Directors of Color You Should Watch