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Elle May Have Just Changed The Women's Magazine Game With Its February Covers

FINALLY!

Elle magazine just revealed five covers for its Women In TV issue, starring Priyanka Chopra, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Olivia Wilde, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Last year, only three women of color were featured on the magazine's cover for all of 2015, so they really stepped their game up with Chopra, Henson, and Davis each taking a cover for the special issue!

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How we feel.

In her cover story with Elle, Quantico star Priyanka Chopra addresses sexism and the idea that women can't have it all.

"Why should a woman have to pick between global domination and having the love of her life?" she asks.
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"Why should a woman have to pick between global domination and having the love of her life?" she asks.

Taraji P. Henson opens up about her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire and how she avoids becoming a gimmick.

"It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin' and eye-bulgin' and attitude all the time," she says to the magazine. "Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That's why she's not a caricature."
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"It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin' and eye-bulgin' and attitude all the time," she says to the magazine. "Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That's why she's not a caricature."

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And Viola Davis gets all the way real about Hollywood's body image issues and ageism.

The Emmy-winning star touches on the industry's "slew of lies about women," saying, "if you are anywhere above a size 2, you're not having sex. You don't have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you're of a certain age, you're off the table."
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The Emmy-winning star touches on the industry's "slew of lies about women," saying, "if you are anywhere above a size 2, you're not having sex. You don't have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you're of a certain age, you're off the table."

Wilde and Louis-Dreyfus also werk their covers, and open up about their experiences as leading women in TV.

Wilde says, "I will never again take the BS seriously," in reference to fame and Hollywood. Louis-Dreyfus, who returns to HBO's Veep this April, points out that "Right now there are so many [TV] shows on with strong, complicated, powerful, not-so-powerful, interesting human beings who are women," and that she's "thrilled" to be one of them.

Slay, ladies, SLAAAAAYYYYYY 🙌

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The issue is on select U.S. stands today, and available nationwide on Jan. 19.

Read more here on Elle.

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