Trailer Watch: Sundance Winner “Boys State” Explores a Microcosm of American Democracy

“Boys State” sees a thousand Texas high school seniors gathering for a week-long program to build their own state government. A new trailer for Amanda McBaine and Jesse Moss’ doc suggests that the mock exercise gets more than a little heated. Even those who are “playing this like a game” admit they would “very much…

Original source: https://womenandhollywood.com/trailer-watch-sundance-winner-boys-state-explores-a-microcosm-of-american-democracy/

“Never Have I Ever” Renewed for Season 2

“Never Have I Ever” is coming back for a second season on Netflix. The only thing surprising about the comedy’s renewal is that it took so long to be announced: Mindy Kaling’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story premiered to rave reviews and was the most popular series on the streaming platform around the globe when it debuted…

Original source: https://womenandhollywood.com/never-have-i-ever-renewed-for-season-2/

Trailer Watch: Charlize Theron & KiKi Layne Are Mercenaries in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s “The Old Guard”

Charlize Theron is kicking ass again. The “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Atomic Blonde” actress leads a covert group of mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die in “The Old Guard.” A new trailer for the Gina Prince-Bythewood pic sees the Oscar winner welcoming a newcomer to their folds. “You’ve got questions, kid, I get…

Original source: https://womenandhollywood.com/trailer-watch-charlize-theron-kiki-layne-are-mercenaries-in-gina-prince-bythewoods-the-old-guard/

Gabrielle Union & Freida Pinto Developing TV Adaptation of Tanisha C. Ford’s “Dressed in Dreams”

Gabrielle Union and Freida Pinto are joining forces to bring Tanisha C. Ford’s memoir, “Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl’s Love Letter to the Power of Fashion,” to television. According to Variety, Union and Pinto are developing the book into a series via their respective I’ll Have Another and Freebird Films Entertainment companies. Both I’ll…

Original source: https://womenandhollywood.com/gabrielle-union-freida-pinto-developing-tv-adaptation-of-tanisha-c-fords-dressed-in-dreams/

Trailer Watch: Romola Garai Inspires Dread with Gothic Horror “Amulet”

“There are many like you, Tomaz, who seek refuge here,” a nun tells a former soldier in a new trailer for Romola Garai’s “Amulet.” The house he’s moving into doesn’t exactly provide respite. An accident has left Tomaz (Alec Secareanu, “Strike Back”) homeless, and he accepts an offer to live and work with a lonely…

Original source: https://womenandhollywood.com/trailer-watch-romola-garai-inspires-dread-with-gothic-horror-amulet/

Too many women are caught in a low-income trap. They can’t simply ‘put back’ their super | Emma Dawson

Why does the government still ignore the realities of women’s financial insecurity, both during and after their working lives?

Data released by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority on Monday showed that the fears of critics of the government’s superannuation early release scheme were well placed: more than $17bn has been ripped out of Australia’s retirement savings in just two months.

Funds have paid out an average of $7,492 to at least 2.3 million Australian workers who have applied to withdraw their super as they face the loss of jobs and income due to Covid-19.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jul/02/too-many-women-are-caught-in-a-low-income-trap-they-cant-simply-put-back-their-super

Women’s careers will suffer most if UK childcare sector collapses, say experts

Fawcett Society flags economic imperative of supporting childcare sector in letter to Rishi Sunak

The childcare sector is facing unprecedented financial challenges due to a sharp fall in income from parents and social distancing putting limits on their capacity, MPs and business leaders have warned.

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Original source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/03/womens-careers-will-suffer-most-if-uk-childcare-sector-collapses-say-experts