By Monday morning, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire , the sci-fi adventure thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence , will have taken close to half a billion dollars in global ticket sales. A female-led blockbuster is rare in any year, and all the more so in one marked by box-office disappointments and industry turmoil. Nevertheless the film's success is likely to intensify rather than diminish calls for greater sexual equality in film. For despite the success of women-led films such as The Hunger Games and Cate Blanchett's Oscar-tipped performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine , or directors like Kathryn Bigelow and writers such as Lena Dunham — and most recently the taboo-busting French lesbian romance Blue Is the Warmest Colour — Hollywood remains stubbornly set in its ways regarding sexual equality.
The naked truth: Hollywood still treats its women as second class citizens
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There are plenty of actors who refuse nude scenes in Hollywood and still become massively successful. Some A-List stars have had anti-nudity clauses in their contracts since long before they hit it big, and everything turned out alright for them all the time. Some actors change their minds one way or the other throughout long careers, others never budge, and even more still are sex symbols that attained their status with little more than the art of the tease. Take it off, keep it on, who cares? These 40 stars, apparently. Julia Roberts literally got famous for playing a sex worker, but the Pretty Woman actress has some pretty strong words for people that ask her to bare all on camera.
The FBI yesterday arrested a man as part of its investigation into the alleged hacking of Hollywood celebrities' phones and email accounts which saw naked pictures of actress Scarlett Johansson leaked online last month. Christopher Chaney, 35, of Jacksonville, Florida, was arrested as part of a year-long investigation that has been dubbed "Operation Hackerazzi". He has been charged with 26 counts of identity theft, unauthorised access to a protected computer and wiretapping. He faces up to years in jail if convicted. Others are said to include Jessica Alba and actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, naked pictures of whom were also released online in March after being stolen from her Gmail account.
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