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Girl Power

Girl Power

At this year’s Oscar ceremony, Patricia Arquette made headlines for more than just her award-winning role in Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Her somewhat controversial Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech calling for greater gender equality garnered much of the attention. And despite a gender wage gap still existing in many fields (including the entertainment industry), the tide may be turning when it comes to high-profile roles. Here’s a look at Hollywood’s female-led revolution:

###The Dollhouse Collective

Actress Rose Byrne (X-Men: First Class, Neighbors and Spy) teamed with fellow filmmakers to launch an all-female production company.

###The A-Force

Marvel created a new, all-female Avengers team called A-force—including She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Storm, Rogue and Scarlet Witch.


The makers of the classic engineering action series set out to develop a reboot. The only stipulation: The new MacGyver must be a woman.


Paul Feig’s reboot of the action comedy movie features an all-star cast of female leads including Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, as well as SNL stars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones.

###Wonder Woman

Despite initial drama with the upcoming DC Comics superhero epic, filmmaker Patty Jenkins is now directing the big-budget blockbuster.

###Shonda Rhimes

With shows like Scandal and The Catch, the producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice turns strong female leads into primetime staples.

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