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THR’s White Girl cover shows us just how far movies haven’t come

The latest issue of the Hollywood Reporter has a bunch of white women on the cover. Yes, I know that white women dominating the cover of a major entertainment magazine is hardly news, except that these are the women that THR has dubbed the leading contenders for an Oscar this year. Think about it, a leading trade publication has declared that there are no WOC  in contention for the leading award in movies.

No, this is not a Downton Abbey  cast photo
No, this is not a Downton Abbey cast photo

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Taraji P Henson on the cover of THR’s Beauty Issue

A black, middle aged woman who was fired from one job for a younger, beiger actresthr_issue_38_beauty_covers just a couple of years ago is now gracing the cover the The Hollywood Reporter’s Beauty Issue.

Since being let go from Person of Interest, which is now floundering in the ratings and on the verge of being cancelled, Taraji went on to take the world by storm as Cookie Lyon on Empire. Since the premiere of the biggest non-football show on TV, Taraji has been the Queen of all Media. It’s hard to name a magazine whose pages she hasn’t graced this past year, and this week she adds a new cover to her packed resume. The Hollywood Reporter has made her their new cover girl (splitting the duties with Reese Witherspoon) along with her highly talented makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff.

Check out the video for the photo shoot below or you can watch it here. Your browser will need to have Adobe Flashplayer enabled.