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GLAAD Media Awards: The Complete List of Nominees

GLAAD Media Awards: The Complete List of Nominees
As the nominations for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards were announced today, Battle of the Sexes, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. and The Shape of Water all scored nominations for Outstanding Film in Wide Release.

Claiming noms for Outstanding Film-Limited Release were BPM, A Fantastic Woman, God's Own Country, Thelma and The Wound.

In all, 125 nominees were announced in 21 English-language categories and another 16 in four Spanish-language categories.

Actress Trace Lysette (Transparent) and actor Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery) announced the nominees live on GLAAD's Facebook page from Park City,...
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Colette Burson on Showing a Different Side of the South in “Permanent”

Permanent”: Magnolia Pictures

Colette Burson co-created and executive produced HBO’s Golden Globe-nominated series “Hung.” She helmed several episodes of the show. Her other directing credits include short “Little Black Boot” and feature “Coming Soon.”

Permanent” hits theaters, On Demand, Amazon Video, and iTunes today, December 15.

W&H: Describe your film for us in your own words.

Cb: The tagline sums it up nicely, “Hairstyles are temporary. Family is forever.” On a deeper level, “Permanent” is a coming-of-age story set in the South in 1982. The whole family is coming of age — the mother, the father, and the daughter. They’re each figuring out who they are, and the metaphor of hair, which is both universal yet personal, influences everyone’s identity, particularly at that moment in time.

It is also the story of being outsiders, which runs through my work from “Hung” and “The Riches” to this film. In
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How Lena Waithe Is Using Her Newfound Success for Everyone (Exclusive)

How Lena Waithe Is Using Her Newfound Success for Everyone (Exclusive)
For Lena Waithe, slowing down is not an option.

Coming off her 2017 Emmy win for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the Master of None episode “Thanksgiving,” Waithe feels like she still has a lot to prove. “I was very blessed to be nominated and receive an award from an industry that I respect a lot. But my hustle doesn’t stop. I don’t rest on that,” she tells Et of the many upcoming projects she has coming up, including Step Sisters, about the president of a black sorority who is forced to help repair the reputation of a white sorority by teaching them how to step, on which she’s a producer, and a supporting role in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. “I’m still out here grinding -- you know, I got things in the pot.”

That pot also happens to contain her highly anticipated Showtime series, The Chi, which she created
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2017’s Best Films By and About Women

Girls Trip”: Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures

The big screen had a lot to offer in 2017: Amazonian warriors kicking ass (and breaking box office records), tennis stars smashing misogyny, a wildly inventive and Nsfw use of a grapefruit, and so much more. We’ve collected some of our favorite films by and about women this year, and they include biopics about athletes, war movies, and a game-changing super hero film. That’s part of what stands out about this year — the fact that women finally had the opportunity to shine in different genres, both on-screen and behind the scenes. This year’s Best Actress frontrunners aren’t playing the wives of powerful men — they are at the center of their own stories. Finally.

Here are some the year’s best films directed by women and/or about female protagonists, according to us:

Girls Trip” — Co-Written by Tracy Oliver
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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Coming Home in Jan.

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Culver City, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2017) – Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast, Fast & Furious 6), Rebecca Hall (Christine, Vicky Christina Barcelona), and Bella Heathcote (Fifty Shades Darker, Dark Shadows) star in the biographic drama Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on January 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Professor Marston And The Wonder Women is based on the bold and illuminating true superhero origin story depicting the creation of the beloved comic book character ‘Wonder Woman’ in 1941 by Dr. William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans), the Harvard psychologist who helped invent the modern lie detector test. Marston’s polyamorous relationship with wife Elizabeth Holloway (Rebecca Hall) and their lover, Olive Byrne (Bella Heathcote) was key to the creation of Wonder Woman as their feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Written and Directed by Angela Robinson (“True Blood”), Professor Marston And The Wonder Women
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The Year of the Woman: 5 Ways Female Filmmakers, Actresses, and Advocates Forever Changed Hollywood in 2017

The Year of the Woman: 5 Ways Female Filmmakers, Actresses, and Advocates Forever Changed Hollywood in 2017
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future. This week, we look back on a monumental year, for better or worse.

Ask enough women in Hollywood about being a woman in Hollywood, and eventually a theme emerges: conversation is great, and the acknowledgement of the skewed numbers and lack of equality is essential. It’s a discussion that needs to happen, but won’t it be great when we can stop just talking and put words into action?

It’s a two-pronged dream — that conversation will move past chatter and produce real results, and that those results will create a world where inequality becomes a thing of the past.

But talking has a way of being one-sided and, as it turns out, there needed to be one more step in between the chatter and actually moving things forward. That finally happened in 2017, the year people stopped talking,
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Ynms: Give Us "Permission"

by Jason Adams

Raise your hand if you're a Rebecca Hall fan! I feel as if I can see a virtual sea of hands waving in front of me, as well I should in a post-Christine world where she's shown us just exactly how much she's capable of putting on-screen. If only more awards bodies had taken notice last year... or this year too, actually, where she turned in another very fine piece of work in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. Shame she's getting over-looked, but lucky for us she's not going anywhere.

Next year's she re-teaming with the man who gave her her big break in the movies (that would be Woody Allen, so I hope she's got her talking points in order) but before that she's got Permission coming out, a romantic drama about longtime partners opening up their relationship that co-stars Dan Stevens...
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Film Critics Pick the Most Underrated Movies of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

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Film Critics Pick the Most Underrated Movies of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the most overlooked and/or underrated movie of 2017?

E. Oliver Whitney, Screencrush.com, @cinemabite

Despite the critical praise, “A Fantastic Woman” only a one-week qualifying run last month, and I worry is it’ll easily be forgotten this awards season. Daniela Vega gives one of the most astounding performances I’ve seen this year, one that comes from somewhere fierce and internal, portraying the life and struggle of a trans woman that cinema has rarely shown an interest in exploring. But since you can’t see it until it has a proper release in Febraury, do check one of the year’s other
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Review: Professor Marston and The Wonder Women (2017)

This year has been a very important year for Wonder Woman, Patty Jenkins’ sensational and critically acclaimed Wonder Woman broke box office records for a female directed picture and has got the ball rolling for future comic book movies led by female characters. As well as this the Dceu’s other big release this year Justice League (in cinemas now) has also, according to some, been carried by the character’s appearance and many are in fact saying that Wonder Woman has become the saviour of the Dceu. However, outside of this page to screen world of franchise building, this thoroughly interesting Bio-Drama looks at the man and women behind the super heroine and gives us all a very different take on the material.

A creation of American Psychologist William Moulton Marston (played here by Luke Evans), Wonder Woman became a legend in comic book lore but this film goes
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‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

‘Get Out,’ ‘Detroit,’ Issa Rae, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Among Top NAACP Image Award Nominees
Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Detroit” and “Mudbound” are among the top film nominees for the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards.

On the TV side, Netflix and OWN dominate the race with multiple noms for “Dear White People,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Queen Sugar” and “Greenleaf.”

In music, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z grabbed five nominations apiece. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay landed a nomination in the entertainer of the year category alongside Bruno Mars, Chadwick Boseman, Chance the Rapper, Issa Rae, and Jay-Z.

The motion picture nominations went to “Detroit,” “Get Out,” “Girls Trip,” “Marshall,” and “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” “Detroit” also landed a slot in the indie film category alongside “Last Flag Flying,” “Mudbound,” “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” and “Wind River.”

Greenleaf” and “Queen Sugar” are nommed for drama series, vying with Starz’s “Power,” NBC’s “This Is Us,” and WGN’s now-canceled “Underground.” The bids for best comedy series went to HBO’s “Ballers,” ABC’s “Black-ish,” “Dear White People,” HBO’s “Insecure,” and Starz’s “Survivor’s Remorse.”

“Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson is set to host the Jan. 15 ceremony, to air live on TV One.
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Netflix picks up Super-Normal starring Josh Gad, Luke Evans and Daisy Ridley

Last month it was announced that Josh Gad would be reuniting with his Beauty and the Beast co-star Luke Evans and Murder on the Orient Express cast mate Daisy Ridley for the superhero project Super-Normal, and now comes word that Netflix has snapped up the rights to the feature film.

While plot details are being kept under wraps, Super-Normal is described as “a character-driven comedy that takes an original spin on the superhero genre”, and is based on an original idea by Gad, with a script from Aaron and Jordan Kandel (Moana). Gad and Evans are set to serve as executive producers on Super-Normal along with Jonathan Eirich and Dan Lin.

Gad and Ridley can currently be seen in theaters in Murder on the Orient Express, with Ridley also reprising her role as Rey next month for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Evans last appeared in Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,
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Netflix Buys Josh Gad-Daisy Ridley’s ‘Super-Normal’ Movie Project

Netflix Buys Josh Gad-Daisy Ridley’s ‘Super-Normal’ Movie Project
Netflix has picked up movie rights to the “Super-Normal” project with Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, and Luke Evans attached to star.

Gad is producing the project, described as a subversive take on the superhero genre, with Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures. Evans is executive producing.

The sibling writing team of Aaron and Jordan Kandell are attached to write the script. Gad originated the idea and developed with the Kandells and Evans.

Gad stars with Ridley on “Murder on the Orient Express” and with Evans on the live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” Ryan Halprin is overseeing for Lin Pictures.

Lin is a producer on “It,” both Sherlock Holmes movies, and on the three Lego movies for Warner Bros. He’s also a producer on “Death Note,” which Netflix released in August.

Ridley will be seen next in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and in the thriller “Chaos Walking” with Tom Holland.

Evans stars in
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How movies brought polyamory into the mainstream

Non-monogamous relationships used to be portrayed as disastrous in film. But with Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, is there a shift towards greater acceptance?

Last week, a very different period drama hit cinemas. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women concerns a real-life love story between a professor and his academic wife – and their teaching student, Olive. From the late 1920s onwards, they begin sharing a workplace, a bed, a home and eventually a family.

Related: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women review – a saucy origin story

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Professor Marston And The Wonder Women review

The story of Wonder Woman's creator comes to the screen. Here's our review of Professor Marston And The Wonder Women...

Hot on the heels on Patty Jenkins’ box office smashing Wonder Woman comes the biopic of Wonder Woman’s creator, William Moulton Marston and the two women who inspired him to create the comic book hero.

The central story follows Marston and his wife’s unconventional relationship with Olive Byrne. Byrne started as a teaching assistant for the Marstons and became the third person in their marriage. The film explores the themes that became key in the Wonder Woman comics - empowered women, truth and the trio’s penchant for a bit of bondage.

Rebecca Hall is incredibly watchable as Elizabeth Holloway Marston, Luke Evans (who was very generously cast, just wait for the pictures at the end) is a bit dull, Bella Heathcote looks distractingly like Heather Graham
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8 Lgbt Filmmakers Who Are Having a Great Year

8 Lgbt Filmmakers Who Are Having a Great Year
As we gear up for an awards season ripe with many quality queer films, it’s important to remember smaller successes who may get lost in the shuffle. Lgbt-themed film festivals Outfest and Frameline kicked off the summer, while New York’s own NewFest wrapped up last week. It’s always thrilling to see a gay film get awards attention, like the kind lavished on Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name” and foreign language contender “Bpm (Beats Per Minute).” But it’s been a banner year for nuanced queer films across the board, and especially ones from queer-identified filmmakers.

From up-and-comers making splashy debuts, to longtime favorites who have stepped up their game, the filmmakers on this list represent a varied swath of not only the Lgbt spectrum, but vastly different artistic styles. That means they have the potential to reach different audiences — and open up perspectives across demographics.
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Video: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Clips

There are two new clips from Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. The first Dr Marston’s wife encourages him to play away from home and the second sees Bella Heathcote don a Wonder Woman outfit.

Based on the true story of Wonder Women creator Dr William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) and the women who inspired his creation, his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and their mutual lover Olive (Bella Heathcote).

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women hits cinemas 10th November. Check out the clips above and below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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New Clip For ‘Professor Marston & The Wonder Women’ Arrives Ahead Of UK Release

Bella Heathcote stars as Olive Byrne, Luke Evans as Dr. William Marston and Rebecca Hall as Elizabeth Marston in Professor Marston And The Wonder Women, an Annapurna Pictures release.Credit: Claire Folger / Annapurna Pictures

Sony Pictures UK has released a brand new clip from their upcoming release Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, which opens in the UK at the end of next week. Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, Connie Britton and Oliver Platt are amongst the cast.

A superhero origin tale unlike any other, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr. William Moulton Marston to create the iconic feminist superhero Wonder Woman. While Marston’s groundbreaking character was pilloried by censors for its sexual frankness, he was living a secret life that was equally controversial. Marston’s inspiration for Wonder Woman were his wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston and their mutual lover Olive Byrne,
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Video: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women – Clip

A clip from Professor Marston and the Wonder Women has arrived. It sees Dr William Moulton Marston (Luke Evans) pitching his idea for a female comic book hero to his wife Elizabeth (Rebecca Hall) and mutual lover Olive (Bella Heathcote). Needless to say, they don’t seem very impressed.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tells the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist and inventor Dr Marston to create the iconic superhero Wonder Woman. The self-empowered women in his life, wife Elizabeth and mutual lover Olive, who defied social conventions.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women arrives in cinemas 10th November. Check out the clip above and let us know your thoughts below.
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Tweetweek and the Wonder Women

Hooray. SquareSpace has fixed their Twitter problem so now tweets can be displayed properly again. Essentially we like doing these roundups for two reasons. One, it's easy to miss good stuff on twitter in the presence of an endless stream of stuff. Two, some of you don't use twitter and are probably more sane for it but you shouldn't be denied seeing amusing, insightful, or otherwise shareable brief thoughts on topics both deafening and underdiscussed.

And while we're on the topic of underdiscussed...

Thoroughly enjoyed Rebecca Hall as a sexy stick in the mud in Professor Marston & the wonder women. pic.twitter.com/N6L9a9Lpf6

— Murtada (@ME_Says) October 20, 2017

Wholly agree with Murtada on this one! I'm sad that we didn't give Professor Marston and the Wonder Women its due here at Tfe. Maybe when it hits DVD or streaming we can all dig in together? Surprisingly solid
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Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Angela Robinson talk Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

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Luke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Angela Robinson talk Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenLuke Evans, Bella Heathcote and Angela Robinson talk Professor Marston and the Wonder WomenAdriana Floridia10/26/2017 10:02:00 Am

If you haven't heard the true story about the creators of Wonder Woman, chances are you won't believe it.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women lands in theatres in perfect timing, just after Wonder Woman itself became the biggest phenomenon of the year. The film, directed by Angela Robinson, tells the story of William Moulton Marston, the man who gave us our first woman superhero. You may not know that Marston was a psychologist and the inventor of the lie detector, or that in the 1930s, he was living in a polyamorous relationship with two equally brilliant women, his wife Elizabeth, and their lover Olive.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is a refreshingly told biopic, that never judges its characters,
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