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A League of Their Own

“We’re Telling a Story of a Generation”: How ‘A League of Their Own’ Explores the Experiences of Black Women in Baseball

In Amazon’s A League of Their Own TV show, the experiences of women in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League are just half of the story. A scene in Penny Marshall’s 1992 film of the same name inspires the other half of the series, which debuted Aug. 12 on Prime Video. In the sequence, Rockford […]

Tom Hanks Approves of New ‘A League of Their Own’ Series: “I’m Really Glad It’s Here”

Tom Hanks is giving his thoughts on Amazon’s new A League of Their Own series, a reimagining of the 1992 film he starred in alongside Geena Davis. Talking to The Hollywood Reporter at the premiere of his new Pinocchio film on Wednesday, Hanks said he hasn’t watched the show yet, but he said, “I’m really […]

Rosie O’Donnell on Pushing to Play Her Character Gay in ‘A League of Their Own,’ Departure of ‘American Gigolo’ Showrunner

Rosie O’Donnell is discussing why she ignored requests to not play her A League of Their Own character as queer and the sudden exit of American Gigolo showrunner David Hollander, which she describes as “weird” and “unnerving.” A new interview with Vanity Fair sees the comedian, talk show host and actor reflecting on the impact […]

‘A League of Their Own’ Costume Designer on Tapping Into the ’40s, Character Identities and Her Roots for the Baseball Series

In Prime Video’s A League of Their Own, the little-known history of a league of female baseball players who took to the field during World War II gets its time under the lights. But the show, which debuted its first season on Aug. 12, does much more than chronicle the history of the All-American Girls […]

Events of the Week: ‘Never Have I Ever,’ ‘Beast’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Never Have I Ever, Beast, Day Shift and Secret Headquarters. Beast premiere Idris Elba premiered his new film alongside producer Will Packer and costars Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley and Leah Sava Jeffries at MoMA […]

Amazon’s ‘A League of Their Own’ Creators Make Their Pitch: “It’s Not a Reboot”

Welcome to the 181st episode of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the latest TV news with context from the business and critical sides, welcome showrunners, executives and other guests, and provide a critical guide of what to watch (or skip, as […]

‘A League of Their Own’ Review: Abbi Jacobson’s Amazon Reboot Eventually Hits Its Stride

Jacobson co-creates and stars alongside Chanté Adams and D'Arcy Carden in a reboot of the 1992 film about the Rockford Peaches, an all-female pro baseball team launched during the height of World War II.

Two Generations of ‘A League of Their Own’ Stars Celebrate Film’s 30th Anniversary: “Seeing A Girl Play Sports Was Pretty Eye-Opening”

Thirty years later, Penny Marshall’s groundbreaking A League of Their Own is still making an impact. And while there’s no crying in baseball, there was certainly laughing, dancing and several cheers on Saturday evening at Cinespia’s showing of the baseball classic at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Fans, many dressed in Rockford Peaches uniforms, celebrated the […]

Events of the Week: ‘Bullet Train,’ ‘A League of Their Own’ and More

Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for Bullet Train, Easter Sunday, Prey and A League of Their Own. Bullet Train Los Angeles premiere Sony’s Bullet Train stopped in Los Angeles on Monday, where stars Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, […]

Abbi Jacobson on Reimagining ‘A League of Their Own’ With Late Director Penny Marshall’s Blessing

Abbi Jacobson and her A League of Their Own co-creator, Will Graham, have long shared the belief that the 1992 film does not need to be remade. So when Jacobson and Graham’s episodic take on the Penny Marshall title drops Aug. 12 on Amazon, they are both hopeful the show, in which Jacobson also stars, […]

‘A League of Their Own’ Star Abbi Jacobson on Whether Series Characters Will Call Back to Team From 1992 Film

This July marks the 30th anniversary of the Penny Marshall-directed A League of Their Own, a cinematic classic that reintroduced — and in some cases, merely introduced — American audiences to one of the most distinctive periods in U.S. sports history. It’s also just one month ahead of when Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham’s co-created […]

Outfest at 40: Inside the Anniversary of L.A.’s LGBTQ Film Festival

In 1982 — when L.A.’s LGBTQ film festival Outfest was born, the same year that Making Love, Personal Best and Victor/Victoria were released — queer content on screen was mostly scarce and what did exist was often hard to access. Cut to the 40th anniversary this year of Outfest, and gay content is easy to […]