Evolving Hollywood Masculinity

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Chris Pine may not be the first and only white man to aid in the continual evolution of onscreen masculine identity, but in 2017, he appears to have gotten further than most. — Sheryl Oh, FSR.  Read more:

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Kathleen Kennedy Hopes Star Wars’ Genuinely Female Heroines Change Film Industry

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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy: “I think the character of Rey, the character of Jyn, these are empowered women that are not necessarily just taking on male characteristics. These are genuinely female heroines. I think that’s really important, and I think it will make a difference.” – Lucas Siegel, comicbook.com.   Read more:

Stunt People Rock – CGI used sparingly in visual storytelling

mad_max_4_fury_road_Must have been so much fun for Margaret Sixel to edit Fury Road !  Won an Oscar for editing 470 hrs of raw footage into Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), tho she’d never cut an action movie before. 

See Raw Action Footage here: (no CGI).  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfm4gvxNW_o

Sixel’s edited many films, including Babe: Pig in the City (1998) & Happy Feet (2006).  Props to the stunt men & women, & the production team!

Message Received: Children like Girl Action Toys

Female hero, Jyn Erso, to be featured in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” toy line.

1nmpee111zjelmvle274frg“People aren’t born sexist — they are raised to be. So when you give boys toys and T-shirts that lack female representation, you’re telling them that women don’t deserve to be represented in the culture. But give them a female action figure at an early age before all of that bullshit has been implanted in their heads, and not only will they play with the damn thing, but they might just grow up thinking women are equal to men. Take them to see movies with women saving the world, and they’ll want a T-shirt with her picture on it.” – Casey Cipriani, Women and Hollywood.  Read More: