Women In Film, Race In America, And La Vida Bohème

The Heat, a female buddy-cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, made $40 million in its opening weekend, but is one of the few movies in recent history with female leads. i

The Heat, a female buddy-cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, made $40 million in its opening weekend, but is one of the few movies in recent history with female leads. Gemma La Mana/Twentieth Century Fox via AP hide caption

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The Heat, a female buddy-cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, made $40 million in its opening weekend, but is one of the few movies in recent history with female leads.

The Heat, a female buddy-cop movie starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, made $40 million in its opening weekend, but is one of the few movies in recent history with female leads.

Gemma La Mana/Twentieth Century Fox via AP

On this episode of Weekends on All Things Considered, we take a hard look at the lack of women in the movie industry. Plus, has the week's news signaled a change in the conversation about race? And some Venezeulan alt-rockers paid us a visit.

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