Famous feminists who are changing Hollywood for the better

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Hollywood

Reese Witherspoon

Just a few years, Reese Witherspoon has evolved from just talented Actresses in one of the most powerful women in the film industry. My own production company Type A Film Reese was founded in 24 years. The first time she produced a light Comedy with him in the lead role, but even then relied on the stereotypes — after all, what “Legally Blonde”, if not this? The real success has brought her company Pacific Standard, which she organized together with her friend, producer Brunei of Papandrea. Under their guidance, were filmed “wild”, “lost” and “Big little lies”. The creation of Reese inspired no worthy scenarios in which the leading role was played by strong female characters. In 2016, Witherspoon went to solo sailing company Pacific Standard have been converted at Hello Sunshine, which focuses not only on women but also on the other media content created by women for women.

Reese Witherspoon

Jessica Chastain

In summary Jessica Chastain a lot of movies about what women can achieve everything: “a Woman walks in front”, “Dangerous game Sloan” and others. But in the scenes where the women play the role of a silent girlfriend of the main character, the actress does not see. Logging in to the jury at the Cannes film festival, Chastain without much political correctness explained to the organizers that it is not satisfied. At the closing ceremony of the festival, Jessica drew everyone’s attention to the fact that Sofia Coppola became only the second in the history of the festival the woman who won the award for best direction: “Through this experience, I realized how the world looks at women. This was evident through the female characters, which I saw in the paintings”, — said the actress, adding that what he saw she didn’t like. Chastain urged to include in the program of festival more stories created by women.

Jessica is ready to fight for their beliefs not only in word but in deed. During the joint surveys as-yet-untitled Christmas Comedy with Octavia Spencer, Chastain found out that the tone of her colleagues much less than her. With such injustice, the actress put up not going and put pressure on the leadership of the Studio to Octavia received for his role the same pay as her.

Jessica Chastain

Keira Knightley

In 2004, the rising British star was deeply outraged by the fact that on the posters of the film “King Arthur” retouchers seriously worked on the size of her breast. Then Kira had to turn a blind eye to such cases, but now she confidently defends her beliefs. For example, in the fall of 2018, the actress wrote an essay “Weak Sex” for a new book by Scarlett Curtis “Feminists do not wear pink.” In it, she completely criticized Kate Middleton for her lack of solidarity with the fem movement, or rather, for the fact that in 2015, the Duchess went to journalists only seven hours after the birth of her daughter Charlotte. According to Knightley, this devalues all the pain and suffering that women experience during childbirth. One more conviction of Kira is that the right views need to be raised from childhood. Her daughter Edie shows only those cartoons and films where the woman does not wait for the prince on a white horse but takes responsibility for her own destiny. Kira assures that she was a feminist, as long as she can remember – her mother was a feminist, her grandmother was a feminist. For the first time, Kira made a speech about the struggle for women’s rights when she was 12 years old: “My speech was devoted to sexism in sports. But I did not win the competition of speakers. Although ranked third, which is also not bad. ”

Keira Knightley

Patricia Arquette

Accepting the Oscar, it is customary to thank God and parents, not to raise social issues. But Patricia Arquette in 2015, the award has happened for the first time, so maybe she was not aware, and therefore boldly declared from the stage: “the time has Come once and for all to achieve equality in pay and equal rights for women in the United States.” By the way, after that, the actress, by her own admission, lost a few roles. For their ideals Arquette is struggling not only from the stage of the Dolby theater, the actress was an active member of the Women’s March held in Washington the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump, and also defended the idea of gender equality at the UN conference.

Patricia Arquette

Lena Dunham

All the work of Lena Dunam is dedicated to the struggle for gender equality and body-positive. She makes films about it, writes books and essays, promotes these ideas in her social networks. The quintessence of Lena’s life philosophy was the series “Girls,” in which she acted as the scriptwriter, producer, director and performer of the main role. According to Dunham, she has been a feminist since childhood – this is how her mother raised her But before moving to Hollywood, she did not understand how important these ideas are for society, and especially for the film industry, where women are constantly subjected to discrimination.

Lena Dunham

Emma Watson

The UN Goodwill Ambassador sees its mission to involve men in the fight for equal rights. This is exactly what the HeForShe program launched by the actress in 2014 is devoted to, to which she dedicated a fiery speech at a United Nations meeting. Emma’s other venture, to which she pays a lot of attention, is the feminist book club. He was founded by Watson in 2016, and for discussion at the first meeting, she chose the memoirs of American activist Gloria Stein.

Emma’s path to recognition in the theme community was not easy. Once having appeared for a half-naked breast for Vanity Fair magazine, the actress has been criticized. In response to the attacks, Emma recalled that feminism is not an imperative, but the freedom to choose: wear heels or sneakers, show your body or hide, be strong or weak. And her breasts are completely irrelevant.

Emma Watson


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