Despite Bigelow's Oscar Win,
Celluloid Ceiling Higher Than Ever for Women,
Kathryn Bigelow won the "Best Director" Oscar last year but it's still a man's world in Hollywood -- especially behind the camera.
Just ask Catherine Hardwicke. She directed 2008's "Twilight," the first in the hugely successful vampire franchise, but Hardwicke told TheWrap she was prevented from even pitching to direct "The Fighter."
"I couldn't get an interview even though my last movie made $400 million," she said to TheWrap. "I was told it had to be directed by a man -- am I crazy?" said Hardwicke, who also noted she liked what David O. Russell did on the film. "It's about action, it's about boxing, so a man has to direct it ... But they'll let a man direct "Sex in the City" or any girly movie you've ever heard of."
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also, before all the olbigatory, "gawd that Twilight director," just remember that she was directing before (and now after) Twilight. Even though I didn't like it, apparently thirteen was awesum or whatevs. with that covered, wtf at these statistics. so much for everything getting better.