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He's really getting into it.
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He's really getting into it.

If Danny had never made a move on her, she would be in bed with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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If Danny had never made a move on her, she would be in bed with Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt appears as Mindy's alternate-universe boyfriend.
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Meanwhile, Joseph Gordon-Levitt appears as Mindy's alternate-universe boyfriend.

Sakina Jaffrey plays Mindy's mother, and, of course, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) inserts himself into the situation.
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Sakina Jaffrey plays Mindy's mother, and, of course, Morgan (Ike Barinholtz) inserts himself into the situation.

Ajay Mehta stars as Mindy's dad.
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Ajay Mehta stars as Mindy's dad.

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Seeing Danny (Chris Messina) in casual clothes is like witnessing a fish walk along the sidewalk wearing a suit.
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Seeing Danny (Chris Messina) in casual clothes is like witnessing a fish walk along the sidewalk wearing a suit.

Was it all a dream?
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Was it all a dream?

That's more like it.
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That's more like it.

Why is she not impressed?!
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Why is she not impressed?!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt bowed down.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt bowed down.
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Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked adorable while filming Snowden in Washington DC on Tuesday.
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Shailene Woodley and Joseph Gordon-Levitt looked adorable while filming Snowden in Washington DC on Tuesday.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt cheered on the LA Lakers with his dad, Dennis, in January 2013.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt cheered on the LA Lakers with his dad, Dennis, in January 2013.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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Joseph began dating Tasha McCauley, the cofounder and CEO of a robotics company called Fellow Robots, in 2013. The couple tied the knot in a surprise ceremony in January 2015.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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Yes, that's Joseph re-creating the famous "It's Raining Men" scene from Magic Mike on Saturday Night Live. Clearly he's already nailed the moves.

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Beyoncé Made Feminist Waves Worldwide
Beyoncé Made Feminist Waves Worldwide
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This year was the year that many female and male stars alike came out as proud feminists, but perhaps one of the most memorable displays of this sentiment was Beyoncé's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she displayed an iconic image of the simple word "feminist" with her silhouette standing proudly in front of it.

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The #YesAllWomen Hashtag Was Created
The #YesAllWomen Hashtag Was Created
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After a mass killing at the University of Santa Barbara rocked the nation, details began to unfold about the nature of the murders. The assailant's apparent motive behind the act was to "punish" women he believed were not attracted to him. The #YesAllWomen hashtag then rose from the conversation the situation sparked, and other women began to share stories of harassment and gender-based discrimination and violence. One supporter of the hashtag spoke about what it means:

"#YesAllWomen hashtag showed all women everywhere that they are not crazy. They are not alone. They are not 'dirty' or 'broken' for experiencing these things. Women are not wrong for thinking of their own safety and they are not wrong for trying to protect themselves in mundane situations."

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#WhyIStayed Trended
#WhyIStayed Trended
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The Twitter hashtags #WhyIStayed and #WhyILeft began circulating earlier this year after the release of the violent video of NFL player Ray Rice assaulting his then-fiancée in an elevator, and the hashtags encouraged honest and open discussion about rape, victim blaming, and the many layers of domestic violence.

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An Abortion Rom-Com Was Released
An Abortion Rom-Com Was Released
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Abortion is a topic that is often avoided — especially in movies and television. This year, Jenny Slate starred in the first-ever "abortion rom-com," Obvious Child, a film that not only touches on the topic of abortion but embraces the reality of its existence and instead approaches the subject head on — a far cry from Hollywood's typical way of dealing with it. Dawn Laguens, executive vice president and CXO for Planned Parenthood, weighed in:

"Make no mistake: the abortion is central to the film — it isn't incidental, and it isn't the one serious scene sandwiched between laughs. But Obvious Child isn't only a movie about a woman who gets an abortion . . . it's just an adorable, funny movie about a woman taking charge of her own future and her own destiny — and, as part of that, making her own decisions about whether and when to have children."

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Rape Was on People's Radars
Rape Was on People's Radars
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Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz made major waves across the US for her very vocal protest of her alleged rapist. She carried her mattress through campus to all her classes with the intention of highlighting an issue that plagues colleges nationwide and vowed to continue to haul the weight with her until the male student accused either left school or was kicked out.

That same month, California's state legislators passed the "yes means yes" bill, which requires college campuses to follow the standard of "affirmative consent" when dealing with sexual assault cases.

Malala Yousafzai Became the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Malala Yousafzai Became the Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani child education activist who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for her work, became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. At just 17 years old, Malala has shown the world how much people can do to make a positive change, and her inspiring words continue to empower others worldwide.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Came Out . . . as a Feminist
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Came Out . . . as a Feminist
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In an interview with The Daily Beast, Joseph Gordon-Levitt got candid about what feminism meant to him and why he stands behind the word that some shy away from. Here's a powerful quote from Gordon-Levitt:

"However you want to define yourself, you can do that and should be able to do that, and no category ever really describes a person because every person is unique. That, to me, is what 'feminism' means. So yes, I'd absolutely call myself a feminist."

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Ellen Page Came Out
Ellen Page Came Out
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At the Human Rights Campaign's Thrive Conference, actress Ellen Page came out in a powerful speech where she declared that she was "tired of lying by omission" and spoke passionately about that lead to the announcement.

"I'm here today because I am gay," Ellen said, "and because maybe I can make a difference. To help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility."

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Alanah Pearce Rocked the Gaming World
Alanah Pearce Rocked the Gaming World
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With GamerGate a prominent and disturbing movement in the spotlight this year, it was reassuring to see how one young woman handled her Internet harassers. Alanah Pearce, a 21-year-old game reviewer and YouTuber from Australia, was no stranger to rape jokes and threats from anonymous commenters. She decided to take a new approach to the sexist trolls and sought out the commenters' own mothers on Facebook. She easily found their information and sent the messages the young boys were harassing her with to their moms, one of whom was mortified and apologized profusely.

Alanah's approach has shed light on the problematic nature of the gaming world in regard to women and has inspired conversation on how to make changes within it.