Anna Klassen
Anna is an editor and screenwriter. She previously worked at Bustle as an Entertainment Editor, as well as Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and BuzzFeed.
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Hollywood Told Me Dark, Violent Female Characters Wouldn't Sell. I'm Here To Prove Them Wrong.

Some men still believe there are places where women don't belong. But as a screenwriter with a journalistic background, the scripts I write are often a reaction to real life events. In 2015, after Stanford student Brock Turner was sentenced to three …
By Anna Klassen

Frances McDormand Just Explained Her "Inclusion Rider" Comment From The Oscars

There weren't many surprising or shocking moments during the 90th annual Academy Awards. But Frances McDormand, who won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, left audiences a bit perplexed when she concluded her speech with: "Two words: Inclu…
By Anna Klassen

An LGBTQX Pixar Character Could Happen — If The 'Coco' Filmmakers Get Their Way

At the 90th annual Academy Awards, Coco, the Pixar-animated film about a boy who, despite his parents wishes, wants to be a musician, took home the award for Best Animated Feature. And the filmmakers behind the feel-good hit had a lot to say backstag…
By Anna Klassen

This Little Known Factor Actually Affects Gender Equality In Movies, Says Tessa Thompson

It's a conversation that's been had across Hollywood time and time again, and yet it doesn't seem to be going anywhere: Why aren't there more women working behind-the-scenes in film? And why are the women portrayed on screen not nearly as diverse or …
By Anna Klassen

Why You Need To Stop Worrying About Things You Can't Control, According To Oprah Herself

It is a truth universally acknowledged that if Oprah Winfrey offers you a piece of advice, you pay close attention. And that's exactly what Storm Reid, the teenage star of the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time adaptation (out March 9), did on set of the fil…
By Anna Klassen

Ava DuVernay's Bold AF Demands To Diversify 'A Wrinkle In Time' Will Give You Chills

With A Wrinkle in Time, Ava DuVernay has made history as the first black woman to helm a 100 million dollar film. But according to the director, there was only one way she was going to take on the job: if she was allowed to showcase a diverse family …
By Anna Klassen

There's "Unconscious Bias" Against Asian-Americans In Hollywood — Here's How We Change That

In a world full of film and television roles most often held by white men, it can be difficult for Asian-American actors to find work. And according to actors John Cho and Vivian Bang, (both of whom have films that premiered at Sundance Film Festival…
By Anna Klassen

The Real Secret To Getting More Women Hired In Hollywood Is Mind-Numbingly Simple

In 2018, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that women who work behind the scenes in Hollywood have it rough. Like, really, really, rough. In fact, in 2017, women held just 18 percent of key behind-the-scenes roles in the top 250 grossing films of…
By Anna Klassen

One Line Could Have Made This 'Titanic' Villain A Hero — But It Didn't Make The Cut

Though it was released 20 years ago, James Cameron's Titanic is a film that still holds court in popular discourse. Whether it's the famed director speaking out about the iconic door scene (Jack definitely couldn't have fit on that door, Cameron says…
By Anna Klassen

OMG, The Story Behind 'The O.C.'s First Chrismukkah Episode Changes Everything

Few episodes of television are as memorable as The O.C.'s first Christmukkah episode, "The Best Christmukkah Ever." Complete with menorahs and candy canes, holiday-loving Seth, and Grinchish Ryan, there is something for everyone in the episode which …
By Anna Klassen

The Story Of How The Girl From 'The Florida Project' Learned To Flip The Bird Is Priceless

The first time then 6-year-old Florida Project star Brooklynn Prince ever said a bad word was on set of film — a Sean Baker-directed indie that has made a critical killing and is poised to be celebrated throughout awards season. Now seven years old, …
By Anna Klassen

These Scrapped 'Frozen' Sequel Storylines Are Straight Up Hilarious

Undoubtably one of the most successful animated films of all time, Frozen became an instant Disney classic when it hit theaters in 2013, offering a story of sentimental sisterhood and silly snowmen alike. And while the film has its fair share of memo…
By Anna Klassen

Whoa, This Taylor Swift Love Song Could Actually Be About Two Different Guys

With Taylor Swift's new album Reputation finally unleashed to the public, it was only a matter of time before fans hit the interwebs with their theories and predictions surrounding the 15 tracks and who might have inspired them. Though some tracks ha…
By Anna Klassen

Here's The Proof That Taylor Swift's Entire Album Is About Joe Alwyn

Well, well, well. At long last, Taylor Swift released Reputation, her first album since 2014's 1989. The album has a total of 15 songs plus a prologue track, and as fans of the singer know almost all of Swift's tunes are inspired by real life people,…
By Anna Klassen

Lady Bird Johnson Paved The Way For Every First Lady After Her In A Boss Way

In the new film LBJ, starring Woody Harrelson as the titular character and Jennifer Jason Leigh as his wife, Lady Bird Johnson, it's evident that the presidential pair have a special, close bond. We see them in the moments after President Kennedy is …
By Anna Klassen

The Sexist Reason You Won't Be Able To Predict 'Happy Death Day's Ending

Spoilers about the plot of Happy Death Day to follow. There is something almost every famous cinematic monster has in common. From Hannibal Lecter, Norman Bates, and Frankenstein's monster to Dracula, Freddy Krueger, and Jack Torrance from The Shinin…
By Anna Klassen

'Wonder Woman's Flawed Feminism Shouldn't Stop You From Loving Her

She topped the list of the most popular Halloween costumes for 2017; her movie conquered the summer box office with undeniable fervor; and she is the most popular female superhero. But Wonder Woman, with her golden lasso, her unwavering morals, and h…
By Anna Klassen

Here's How Much Romance You Can Expect In 'Thor: Ragnarok'

In the latest superhero flick to come out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok boasts a newly sheered Hemsworth, a bevy of big laughs, and an entirely new character: Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, the often drunk scrapper who captures Thor o…
By Anna Klassen

Why You Can't Judge Karen Gillan's 'Jumanji' Character On That Teensy Outfit Alone

When the first images of Sony's 2017 reboot of Jumaji hit the interwebs some fans were justifiably upset. The photos featured the motley crew of adventurers in typical hiking garb — cargo pants, boots, jackets, hats — yet the lone female, Karen Gilla…
By Anna Klassen

These Details From The 'Jumanji' Set Will Make You So Excited For The Remake

There are a lot of things to love about 1995's Jumanji starring Robin Williams. The late, great actor aside, the film boasts a bevy of memorable performances, iconic set pieces, and some — OK, let's be honest, pretty laughable — CGI. And who can for…
By Anna Klassen