"When I was doing my first movie, the only thing I knew is that I wanted a female editor. Because I just felt a female editor would be more nurturing. To the movie and to me. They wouldn’t try to be winning their way just to win their way, all right? They wouldn’t be trying to shove their agenda or win their battles with me. They would be nurturing me through this process."

Quentin Tarantino, “The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing”

this is a weird documentary. they use the default pronoun “he” to refer to editors, yet time and again there’s creepy shit in there about the way male directors, with their massive egos, have used these “invisible” non-celebrated women collaborators for their own self-aggrandizement

also tarantino sounds like a fucking sexist prick here

esp. given the fact that women in Hollywood are simply not allowed the opportunities as a director that a white man like him received

they’re second-place little helpmeets who are disallowed from the big time

and they’ve got to ~nurture~ you without getting the kind of credit you get as a white male director


(via mswyrr)

It’s double gross because the drop of editing quality in Django was SO DAMN OBVIOUS. Sally Menke was who defined that delicious postmodern visual handwriting for him (and it’s shameful I only learned that late in art school, after years of considering myself “a film buff”), and her passing is a great loss to the craft.

(via thiswontbebigondignity)

I didn’t know Sally Menke’s name or how much of the work attributed to The Great Tarantino is hers before tonight

it’s sickening how women’s artistic genius is erased

and Tarantino got exactly what he wanted: someone to “nurture” him and make him look good as an artist

and never be spoken of

never take any of the limelight from him

because fucking nobody cares about women and their achievements

and white male directors have been and continue to be the little feted monstergod babies of Hollywood

(via ladiesfeels)

Film editing is one of those positions that women take because they can’t get hired as directors. Kind of like how women in the comics industry end up as colorists because noone wants them as the headline artist.

How many great directors have partnered consistently with female editors? A lot of them. Scorsese is a great example. Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every single one of his films since 1980, starting with Raging Bull. She is instrumental to his success. But is she a household name like Scorsese is? Of course not.

Imagine a world where she directed her own films, and what those films could have been like. I’m not saying all film editors wish they were directors or anything. But it’s no coincidence that the position most open to female moviemakers is the most unsung, and that’s part of why there are so few female directors today.

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So its pretty impossible to find the exact same angle in a screenshot but I just wanted try it out of curiosity. As soon as I overlapped them the nose and face-shape (chin and jaw) fit like a glove. Since Honey Lemon is squinting her eyes end a bit higher but other than that its pretty much the same model.

HOLY MOLY„„„„,this is a lot to take in„„


Truer words were never said.

oh here we go, now after this movie comes out 6 months of this + frozen + Tangled.

Shut up already, Animation tents to look similar from movie to movie when from the same studio.

can we all stop making excuses for a multi-billion dollar corporation that is literally supposed to specialize in animation and storytelling, and yet it hasn’t been able to create a female character with an individual appearance for literally 4 years, over the span of three movies? please? can we stop babying a company full of talented, wealthy adults into complacency over their own lack of skill? this is lack of skill and shouldn’t be treated as anything but lack of skill. this is amateurism. this is not multi-billion dollar animation quality. this is laziness, and it’s unacceptable.

Shut up already, Animation tents to look similar from movie to movie when from the same studio.”







Just look at the noses on each of these characters. Every single one is different. Look at the different jaw lines. The different eye shapes. The different head shapes.

Now look back at Rapunzel next to Honey Lemon. They literally have identical features. They didn’t even change the color of her eyes. Disney could not have been more lazy.

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i compiled some pics of dreamworks female characters who were introduced in the same years as disney female characters- rapunzel, anna, and honey lemon

its up to you to decide which company is more progressive when designing female characters who appear distinct from the company’s last female protagonist, even tho its sorta extremely obvious  

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What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.

Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.

And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.

How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.

Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.

This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.

Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.

They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility.


BioWare EA Writer David Gaider speaking on sexism and sexuality in video games. (via lolitsgabe)

also known as “Why I Love And Support BioWare Games”

(via optimisticduelist)

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Gail Simone is on a tear on twitter this morning.

I said some stuff.

In case you missed it: The “She-Hulk” thing

"So what happens when the audience, male and female, is smarter than the people making the product? They outgrow it."

Directly relevant: DC’s cancellation of nearly 52 of its New 52 titles:

Comics fandom is becoming larger and more diverse all the time, and DC doesn’t seem able or willing to expand the diversity of its own lineup accordingly.”

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Jonathan Cooper was the Animation Director on Assassin’s Creed 3.

Dan Lowe was the Senior Technical Animator on Watch Dogs.

Both are calling out the Assassin’s Creed: Unity team on their bullshit about not including female avatars in multiplayer.

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Some tweets calling Ubisoft out on their bullshit.

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I think what gets me

and yeah I’ve said it before but like it still gets me u guise

is not just like ‘erasure of female characters in slash-centric fandoms’

'cos okay that's a lot to unpack and it’s super vague and not accurate for every fan or every fandom (which I try so so hard to qualify, to varying degrees of success)

but like

there are male characters who actually (attempt to or successfully or both) destroy lives, enslave worlds, eat people, whatever

(and lbr, so so many of them have the same fucking tired-ass motive: daddy issues)

who are beloved

while female characters who dare to show weakness

like falling in love, or being young, or being tricked, or being conflicted in the face of terrible no-good situations where they are literally given zero good or simple or clear ways out of the mess

go overlooked

or, more often, hated

like the weakness of being human (and yes not all characters are “human”-human, but bear with me here) is a moral failure and therefore they are undeserving of our sympathy.

Sure, talk to me about how the male (anti)heroes overcome their own weaknesses to become greater than they were at the start.  Talk to me about how Evil Characters have an allure (which I totally get).

But to have not only a lack of sympathy for but to outright revile! female characters because they’re human and sometimes flawed?

And heaven fucking forbid they be Evil or an antagonist, sometimes unapologetically so, like the fandom-darling dudes.  Because then they’re irredeemable, amirite?

…and let’s not forget race. WoC get the shittiest end of the stick all the fucking time HOLY SHIT ya’ll it is not even a little okay.

It makes my head and my heart hurt.



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Lana Del Rey: "For me, the issue of feminism is just not an interesting concept… Whenever people bring up feminism, I’m like, God. I’m just not really that interested."



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*slowly deteriorates into a half melted blob* this is why we can’t have nice things

men proving that theyre not That Man by acting exactly like That Man 

im literally in disbelief

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