Film Discovery: SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (1994)- Ridiculous But Sadly Grounded in Reality

Kevin Spacey in Swimming With Sharks

Last week, a former assistant named Rosette Larson released a sexist email rant from her former boss, talent manager Michael Einfeld. She had requested a day off for a A Day Without a Woman, and in retaliation, Einfeld sent a raging email to his mail cohorts- and accidentally hit reply-all. In the outrageous email, Einfeld…

USC Annenberg’s Annual Hollywood Study is Out and… It’s Business As Usual

USC Annenberg Diversity Study

I love studies. It’s dorky, but I really do. Mainly I love them because I like to back up my opinions with facts- especially my opinions about representation in the entertainment industry. Just earlier today, USC Annenberg (as part of the Media Diversity Social Change Initiative) released Inequality in 900 Popular Films– an ongoing study…

A Positive Look Back to 2016 & Some Things to Look Forward to in 2017

Hello all! 2016 has been a crazy year! There is so much going on in the world, and there was a lot that went on in Adriana’s world this year. So much has changed in a matter of months. As the year comes to a close, I am looking forward to 2017, even if the…

NO COMPROMISE: A Lesson From Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

On November 2nd, Mila Kunis penned an open letter for A Plus on sexism in Hollywood, and some of her personal experiences with unnamed producers. It’s no secret that there are double standards in the workforce, especially in the entertainment industry. Many industries are primarily “Boys’ Clubs” where women are paid less, and subject to…

California Adventures: the First Month-ish

I can’t believe I’ve been in California for over a month now! I tell you, it’s been crazy! I’ve cried, sweat, gotten lost, and walked more than I ever have in the past couple of years. If you had told me just a couple weeks ago ┬áthat I would be here in California, starting to…

Some Impressions of California: First Week

So it has been a week in sunny California. I’m still looking for a more substantial job, but I found a temporary gig working at the San Diego County Fair. It’s some extra cash while I wait for something better. While I’m still very fresh to California life, here are some more things I noticed:…

The Cinema Soloist: Personal Updates

Hello all! I know I have been quiet for a bit. I have been so busy! But hopefully, I will be able to update this blog way more often! Big things are on the horizon and I’m so excited to share! For the past few months, I have been working in a call center, trying…

Thoughts on Jennifer Lawrence and the Wage Gap in Entertainment

Jennifer Lawrence Equal Pay

Earlier this week, America’s sweetheart Jennifer Lawrence made a rare social media appearance. She released a strongly worded essay through Lena Dunham’s email newsletter, Lenny Letter calling out the wage gap between men and women in the entertainment industry. Generally known as being quirky and amiable, she kicks her reputation to the curve and gets…