Hollywood Sexism Exposed by Over 100 Women in Groundbreaking NY Times Cover Story
November 20, 2015
“The Women of Hollywood Speak Out” in Maureen Dowd’s extensive New York Times Magazine cover story taking on sexism that permeates the entertainment industry.
Dowd spoke with over 100 female actresses, executives and filmmakers for the piece published Friday, weaving in stories of how women have been passed over for top entertainment roles in favor of their male counterparts.
She starts with the story of how Colin Trevorrow ingratiated himself to “The Incredibles” director Brad Bird, which landed him in front of Steven Spielberg, and eventually got him the director and co-writer role for “Jurassic World.”
“That kind of leap — from indie to blockbuster — is almost exclusively reserved for young guys in baseball caps who remind older guys in baseball caps of themselves,” Dowd wrote.
“Kathryn Bigelow, a unique figure in Hollywood, got a big budget for ”K-19: The Widowmaker,’ she continued. “The director Patty Jenkins’s ‘Wonder Woman’ will arrive in 2017. No other woman in Hollywood has directed a $100 million live-action film.” Continue reading