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  1. ‘Fifty Shades’ Receipts Lift Glass Ceiling

    It’s a grey area. Though protesters have railed against Fifty Shades of Grey for “normalizing” abusive relationships, the movie marks a milestone for Hollywood women. Sam Taylor-Johnson will score the biggest opening in history for a female director, as the film is set to gross more than $90 million in North America over the long holiday weekend, outpacing Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight opening. Females also made up 68 percent of the audience, so maybe it’s time for Hollywood to unleash its female talent.

    The Hollywood Reporter, Business Insider

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