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Asia Argento Plans to Sue Rose McGowan Over Sexual Assault Statement

Rose McGowan may be facing a libel lawsuit after not responding to Asia Argento's request that McGowan retract her statements about a sexual assault claim against Argento.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
14 hours ago
#metoo

#MeToo Has Always Been About Power—Not Specific People

In the wake of allegations against Asia Argento and Avital Ronell, activists and experts on sexual abuse say we shouldn't be focusing on victims or villains, but rather on justice and real systemic change.
Kimberly Lawson
8.24.18
LGBTQ

Hollywood Power Players Just Joined a Radical Call for Transgender Inclusion

Nearly four dozen signatories from production companies, talent agencies, and advocacy groups are calling on Hollywood to end harmful trans representation and include trans voices in filmmaking.
Diana Tourjée
8.7.18
Culture

The Radical Life of Blaxploitation's Forgotten Hero, Vonetta McGee

The actress held her own opposite Clint Eastwood and Sidney Poitier. So why did she languish in obscurity until her death?
Wedaeli Chibelushi
6.20.18
Culture

The Women in Hollywood Ready to Take Abuse to the Supreme Court

Industry insiders want to use the Civil Rights Act to stop sexual harassment and tackle discrimination against women. Director Maria Giese explains how it would work.
Leila Hawkins
5.1.18
#metoo

Brett Rossi: When Will Sex Workers Get Our #MeToo Moment?

I came forward with abuse allegations against Charlie Sheen in 2015 but was dismissed as a gold-digging porn star. Even in the era of #MeToo, voices survivors in the sex industry are left largely unheard.
Brett Rossi
4.27.18
Film

Bella Thorne Is Trying to Be Herself

Bella Thorne has spent basically her entire life in the public eye, beholden to an image someone else created for her. Now she's trying to define herself on her own (admittedly contradictory) terms.
Broadly Staff
4.11.18
movies

How to Direct a Brutally Violent Hitman Film, Minus the Cliché

"We Need to Talk About Kevin" director Lynne Ramsay talks to Broadly about "You Were Never Really Here," her subversive new thriller starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Tom Seymour
3.13.18
Womens History Month

'Transparent' Star Trace Lysette on How to Build a Trans-Inclusive Hollywood

"Transparent" star Trace Lysette opens up about her experiences being typecast and her vision for a gender-inclusive entertainment industry in the era of #MeToo.
Katelyn Burns
3.12.18
Film

How Inclusion Riders Could Help Fix Hollywood's Diversity Problem

Frances McDormand gave inclusion riders a shoutout in her Oscars acceptance speech—here's how the contract requirements help ensure racial and gender diversity.
Abbey Bender
Zing Tsjeng
3.5.18
sexual assault

Kobe Bryant Predicted to Win an Oscar, Despite Past Rape Accusation

Over 16,000 people have signed a petition asking for Bryant’s nomination for Best Animated Short to be removed due to an alleged sexual assault in 2003.
Cole Kazdin
3.2.18
sexual abuse

Natalie Portman Is One of the Few Celebrities to Apologize for Supporting Roman Polanski

We reached out to some of the most high-profile signatories to a 2009 petition in support of Roman Polanski, to ask them whether they regretted their endorsement of the convicted abuser.
Sirin Kale
2.21.18