Interesting article in the LA Times Calendar section today about the dearth of film roles for women. How TV is the new frontier for juicy female film roles and that movies are one male or kid blockbuster after another.
LA is chock full of immensely talented females… actresses, directors, writers… who are not working. As of 2002, only 4% of films released were directed by women. So what gives? Who goes to all those blockbusters that don’t feature women? Men. That’s who. And men with their dates. So how do we support one half the population and not fall into the ‘chick flick’ derision game?
May be as simple as opening up your wallet sisters. Cash is king. Use your voice and support films that feature your half of the gender. Work out a compromise with your partner to go to his violent action-themed movie one week and your relationship oriented comedy the next. I guess. I know I have to endure a lot of movies I cringe at to get to the ones I want to sit through. And almost always, my fabulous man ends up loving the movies I drag him to. And yes, occasionally I enjoy the ones he relishes.
What do you think sistahs? Is it possible to revive the lost half of our gender in the movies? Can we regain a voice in cinema?