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Cannes “Shoegate” sparks tradition vs. sexism debates

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It began with a Screen Daily report that subsequently raised plenty of eyebrows. Now, everyone can’t stop talking about “Shoegate,” which, if you’re unfamiliar: The Issue: The Cannes Film Festival has come under intense scrutiny after it was reported that women were barred from entering a premiere for not wearing high heels. It seems some women wearing flats were turned away from a screening of Carol. As another example, Amy director Asif Kapadia said his wife was turned away from the screening for wearing flat shoes, but she was eventually allowed entry. The Defense: Although it isn’t explicitly worded, Cannes attendees are expected to be “smartly dressed” (via the Guardian). Now, the rules for men are pretty clear; they have to wear black tie…

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