Fangirls Around the Web: February 10, 2015

Each month Fangirls Around the Web highlights fangirls and their real life and fictional heroines from across the web.

CBS ran a great 60 Minutes feature by Charlie Rose on Reese Witherspoon, her views on Hollywood, running her own production company, and her new film Wild. The show followed that episode up with a feature on Selma director Ava DuVernay this past weekend. DuVernay spoke to HitFix about the possibility of directing a Marvel movie.

Don’t miss Rolling Stone‘s excellent feature “We Shall Overcome: Ava DuVernay on Making ‘Selma’,” which is definitely worth the read.

duke youdontsay_22436I’m not shy about my Duke alumna pride, but I’m especially pleased to see Duke athletes participating in the You Don’t Say Campaign, which takes on our use of language and its impact on those around us. It’s received coverage from many sources, including Huffington Post and Tumblr.

Kudos to Hugo winner Kameron Hurley for sharing her candid thoughts on her career as an author and the financial year 2014 for her.

Nadia Kounang at CNN delves deeper into Disney’s latest phenomenon, with expert insight into “‘Frozen’: Why kids can’t ‘Let It Go’.”

Janelle Asselin at TheMarySue wrote a great essay about being a fan: “No Guilt In My Pleasures: How to Critique and Still Enjoy.” Jill Pantozzi’s article “Intel Wants Diversity in the Workplace, Puts $300 Million Where Their Mouth Is” reports on the company’s massive response to GamerGate.

Variety reports on the results of a recent study on the declining number of female directors of Hollywood films:

“Over the past 17 years, the number of women directing the top 250 grossing films declined by 2%, according to a new study by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.”

io9 compiles Gail Simone’s tweets revealing the time she met Joss Whedon and they shared their common bond about Wonder Woman. Gail Simone’s response to George Lucas discussion of movies for girls and Star Wars can be found in Club Jade’s weekly Twitter Roundup.

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Joss Whedon gave his seal of approval to an amazing piece of Marvel/Disney Princess crossover fanart.

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Finally, the Her Universe Fangirls of the Day since the last Fangirls Around the Web are: Roxy, Elizabeth Leia, Genna, Alanna, Jenn, Heidi, Serena, Dana, Hillary, Yaelle, Gabrielle, Jennifer, Stephani, Kalika, Lauren, Geek Girl Corp, Adrienne, Lily, Jamie, Lydia, Raine, Annaliza, Charli, Izzy, Kristin, Tiffany, Ally, Missy, Evi, Lori, Francine, Piper, Maureen, Iliana, Kneesaa, Melissa, Megan, Luna, Lisa, Ashley, Ally, Melanie, Beth, Jasmine, Eliska, Rosie, Sydney, and Guddy. With a special shout-out to my friend Bethany Blanton in this round, too. Congratulations, ladies! You can nominate your favorite fangirl over at Her Universe.

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Tricia Barr took her understanding of brand management and marketing, mixed it with a love of genre storytelling, and added a dash of social media flare to create FANgirl Blog, where she discusses Star Wars, fandom, and the intersection of women within Star Wars fandom. She is co-author of Ultimate Star Wars and Star Wars Visual Encyclopedia from DK Publishing, a featured writer for Star Wars Insider magazine with numerous articles on the Hero's Journey. Her FANgirl opinions can be heard on the podcasts Hyperspace Theories and Fangirls Going Rogue. Tricia Barr's novel, Wynde, won the 2014 Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror Ebook. She was also part of Silence in the Library's successful all-female creator science fiction and fantasy anthology Athena's Daughters, which is available now. For excerpts and tales of her adventures in creating a fictional universe, hop over to

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