28 Black People Who Should Inspire You — Steve McQueen

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He was supposed to be a plumber. Instead, he became the first black person to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

Hollywood’s (Real) Problem with the Asian Male

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“There are no Asian movie stars” – Aaron Sorkin

American Sniper: Fact v. Fiction

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Although the movie is an initial box office hit, there is a growing backlash against its simplistic portrayal of the war and misleading take on Kyle’s character.

What’s In a Role Model?

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Sami Jankins suggests it’s time we start reexamining the qualities that make up who we want as today’s role models

‘Star Wars,’ Women & Diversity—Is Hollywood Giving Us What We Want?

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Shawn Henfling explores the diversity in our favorite films. Is this what we want, or just what Hollywood thinks we want?

The Role of Asbestos in Hollywood

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Check out this infographic to find out how asbestos was used in many of our most beloved films.

Liberal Gay Hollywood Not So Liberal And Gay After All, Study Suggests

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While the media portrays Hollywood as an open and friendly place, the reality is very different for many LGBT actors.

She’s Not the One

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The relentless pursuit of ‘the one’ almost ruined every relationship I’ve ever had.

Film has a lot to Learn From TV When it Comes to LGBT Representation

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It is undeniable that Hollywood does very little to advance the representation of LGBT characters.

What Does Hollywood Have Against Diversity? [Infographic]

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The lack of diversity in all U.S. media is obvious to anyone paying attention to that sort of thing, but there are always deniers who live to loudly proclaim ‘nuh-uh’.

The Secret to Stories Revealed

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When a story takes hold of, transports, and truly transforms us, it’s more than the power of connection at work. It’s seeing ourselves in the face of another.

The Hidden Superpower of Bisexuals

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They lack representation in media and sometimes, their very existence is denied. Invisibility shouldn’t be bisexuals’ only superpower.

How Hollywood Is Failing Black Audiences

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Dominick Mayer is asking Hollywood to stop homogenizing black film.

Jonah Hill: Homophobe or Human?

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Dillan DiGiovanni thinks Jonah Hill isn’t homophobic but merely an imperfect human being.

Hollywood Costume Exhibit; Showcasing the Costumes of the Silverscreen

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Christian Clifton took a trip to the museum and had his eyes opened to the importance and intricacy of costume design within films.

Here’s to You Miss Hepburn

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Audrey Hepburn is a cultural icon for her looks and class but she was more than just a pretty face and a black dress.