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J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
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rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
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rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
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rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
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rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
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rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
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rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
ZoomInfo
rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
ZoomInfo
rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
ZoomInfo
rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film
ZoomInfo

rurikids:

J’ai tué ma mère aka I Killed My Mother (2009) - (dir. Xavier Dolan)

"I had written I Killed My Mother when I dropped out of college. All my older friends were shooting - they’re all actors or directors - and my younger friends were studying. I was really alone and wanted to get back to hard feelings I was harboring against my mom. So I wrote that and I thought, I’m the only guy who can act in this film because it’s my life. And if another director or producer takes care of this, they’re going to cast some hottie. [Laughs] I decided that I would direct it, and then I discovered that I loved directing."  Xavier Dolan about making his first film

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With the decision to hold the FIFA [Fédération Internationale de Football Association] Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 soccer tournament on artificial turf as opposed to natural grass, CSA [Candian Soccer Agency] and FIFA have failed to abide by their own rules and have engaged in discrimination against female players.

Notwithstanding their rhetoric decrying gender discrimination, CSA and FIFA propose that next summer’s World Cup–the preeminent event in women’s soccer–take place on literally unequal playing fields. Instead of the natural grass surfaces on which all prior men’s and women’s World Cups have been played, and that are already slated to be used for the 2018 and 2022 men’s tournaments, CSA and FIFA have directed that the upcoming women’s tournament be played on artificial turf. This inequity will occur throughout the World Cup and will culminate when the final is played at a site whose artificial turf has been widely criticized as substandard.

CSA and FIFA’s decision to hold the tournament on artificial turf is inherently discriminatory and injures an elite group
of female athletes in three significant ways: (1) by forcing them to compete on a surface that fundamentally alters the way the game is played, (2) by subjecting them to unique and serious risks of injury, and (3) by devaluing their dignity, state of mind and self-respect as a result of requiring them to play on a second-class surface before tens of thousands of stadium spectators and a global broadcast audience.

Draft brief to be filed in a Canadian court

Abby Wambach, Nadine Angerer, Alex Morgan, and more than a dozen other top female soccer players plan to file a lawsuit next week if FIFA does not abandon the plan to hold the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf. 

ESPN published a draft of the lawsuit, excerpted above. The brief alleges that holding the tournament on turf rather than grass is gender discrimination, in violation of Canadian law. The brief includes several photos of abrasions suffered by soccer players competing on artificial turf.

Five of the stadiums that are slated to host the Women’s World Cup already had artificial turf. One was converted from grass to turf. Installing grass at all six stadiums would cost an estimated three to six million dollars.

The lawsuit will be filed next week unless FIFA agrees to immediate discussions with the players. Hampton Dellinger, counsel to the athletes, sent the draft brief to FIFA and CSA officials, along with a letter in which he urged FIFA and CSA to  demonstrate that they are truly sensitive to women’s rights.

(via thebroadcastblog)

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I feel like, with all the Sam Pepper stuff going around lately, this is a great time to bring this video back. Jack and Dean made this amazing music video regarding consent and I think one of the reasons it’s so amazing is because the point that the video is trying to get across is clear, but it’s not so in your face that you can’t enjoy the comedy within the video. I think the video is always relevant and a good thing to share around the internet, but I just feel like now is a great time to try and bring it back in the spotlight.