1. They’re kind of the big, lovable lunkhead in a high-school class full of pretentious strivers. You can sit back and look at the pretty dresses and wait for somebody to make a really unbalanced speech — or for McConaughey to make a speech that so perfectly captures his essence that he could probably now retire — because this ceremony asks for nothing more. It does not ask for respect, and doesn’t get any. For a show like Brooklyn Nine-Nine that’s good but not yet great, it’s a boost that might give it more space to grow, and it’s one more chance to cheer for Breaking Bad, and it’s a really good thing that 12 Years a Slave won that last award, because up until then, it was starting to look like the HFPA didn’t actually see it.

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  1. After the Trayvon Martin shooting, politicians called for a “national conversation” about race, to no effect. But a de facto discussion has been coming out of Hollywood, with a bravura bunch of movies about the struggle for equality.

    — 12 Years a Slave, The Butler, Fruitvale Station: Hollywood Starts a Racial Conversation Where Politics Have Failed | Vanity Fair

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  1. Lanita Jacobs teaches anthropology at the University of Southern California, and often lectures on how African-Americans are portrayed in film and on television. Jacobs says casting the fair-skinned Zoe Saldana, then darkening her with makeup and giving her a prosthetic nose and an Afro wig, is particularly offensive to women who have had to struggle with acceptance because of their own dark complexions.

    — Controversial Casting For A Nina Simone Biopic

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  1. via Get A Hollywood Studio To Green Light Your Picture, In 29 Easy Steps : Planet Money 

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    via Get A Hollywood Studio To Green Light Your Picture, In 29 Easy Steps : Planet Money

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  1. Posted on 25 June, 2012

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    tballardbrown:

Dandridge suffered so that others wouldn’t have to. Yet fifty years after her death, when one would hope that all vestiges of discrimination, prejudice, and sexual stereotyping would have dissipated, they’re still alive, however quiet. Think of (mainstream) black female stars. There’s not a lot of them, so this won’t take you long.  Now think about who they’re allowed to be with onscreen, and the discourses about their sexuality off-screen. Whitney Houston could do little more than kiss Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard. Halle Berry was archly criticized for taking a role in which she was hyper-sexualized and can’t open a movie. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Hudson, Mon’ique — none of them can get a leading role in a major Hollywood picture, much less a romantic leading role. We may have a black president, but most Americans still don’t know what to do with a black, sexual woman onscreen.
via Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge vs. The World | The Hairpin

    tballardbrown:

    Dandridge suffered so that others wouldn’t have to. Yet fifty years after her death, when one would hope that all vestiges of discrimination, prejudice, and sexual stereotyping would have dissipated, they’re still alive, however quiet. Think of (mainstream) black female stars. There’s not a lot of them, so this won’t take you long.  Now think about who they’re allowed to be with onscreen, and the discourses about their sexuality off-screen. Whitney Houston could do little more than kiss Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard. Halle Berry was archly criticized for taking a role in which she was hyper-sexualized and can’t open a movie. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Hudson, Mon’ique — none of them can get a leading role in a major Hollywood picture, much less a romantic leading role. We may have a black president, but most Americans still don’t know what to do with a black, sexual woman onscreen.

    via Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Dorothy Dandridge vs. The World | The Hairpin

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  1. Posted on 19 September, 2011

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Hollywood sign neighbors to tourists: Make legal U-turn, go away. Hollywood residents and L.A. leaders will debate how to deal with sightseers who, aided by GPS and the Web, clog the streets near Mt. Lee seeking photo ops with a famous sign.
Photo:   Denny Saladino of Belgium waits for Stessy Emelie of France to photograph Djenaye Jesophe of France, ignoring signs saying that tourists are not allowed in the area. The warnings have been posted by area residents who want tourists off their streets. Credit: Christina House / For The Times
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    Hollywood sign neighbors to tourists: Make legal U-turn, go away. Hollywood residents and L.A. leaders will debate how to deal with sightseers who, aided by GPS and the Web, clog the streets near Mt. Lee seeking photo ops with a famous sign.

    Photo: Denny Saladino of Belgium waits for Stessy Emelie of France to photograph Djenaye Jesophe of France, ignoring signs saying that tourists are not allowed in the area. The warnings have been posted by area residents who want tourists off their streets. Credit: Christina House / For The Times

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