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‘Men Written by Women’ is trending on many social media platforms

If you're a little bit of a social bee, you might have come across the trend of 'Men Written by Women' on Twitter. Basically, this trend aims to highlight the huge difference between the mindset and approaches of men and women writers while writing characters for movies.

Interestingly, when male characters which were written by women and male characters which were written by men were compared, it was observed that male characters written by female writers were more caring, loving, understanding, and supportive. Whereas, male characters written by male writers were more aggressive, and dominant, and sort of showed the idea of toxic masculinity.

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Actor Ed Asner arrives at the 82nd Academy Awards in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, March 7, 2010

LOS ANGELES - Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and later in the drama "Lou Grant," died Sunday. He was 91.

Asner's representative confirmed the actor's death in an email to The Associated Press. Asner's official Twitter account included a note from his children: "We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you."

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The 78th Venice Film Festival has announced an official panel on the need for refugee status for Afghan filmmakers under Taliban rule. The panel meet will be on September 4.


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cinema theatres are still under lockdown in Mumbai and Pune, depriving Bollywood of 25 per cent of its revenues

Two back-to-back big releases -- Akshay Kumar's 'Bell Bottom' and the Amitabh Bachchan star vehicle, 'Chehre', both well-received by critics -- may have buoyed the spirits of film exhibitors, but their box-office collections have been far from encouraging.

'Bell Bottom', which was released on August 19, according to trade analysts, has grossed Rs 18.55 crore till date. Compare this with the Rs 64.99 crore collected in its opening weekend by 'Good Newzz' (with Diljit Dosanjh), Akshay's last film before the first nationwide Covid-19 lockdown. And that was far less than the extended opening weekend earnings -- Rs 97.56 crore -- of the other big 2019 film, 'Mission Mangal'.

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