Kathryn Bigelow on sexism in Hollywood: "Gender discrimination stigmatizes our entire industry." http://t.co/kxHh6IepKs— TIME Culture (@TIMECulture) May 12, 2015
For those who haven't been keeping up:
- This morning ACLU released a 15 page statement calling for an investigation into Hollywood sexism when it comes to hiring directors (original post here)
- They are considering launching a lawsuit
- Of the top-grossing 100 films from 2013 and 2014, just 1.9 percent were directed by women
I have always firmly believed that every director should be judged solely by their work, and not by their work based on their gender. Hollywood is supposedly a community of forward thinking and progressive people yet this horrific situation for women directors persists. Gender discrimination stigmatizes our entire industry. Change is essential. Gender neutral hiring is essential.
Mods, I'm not quoting from the Time article I'm quoting Bigelow's direct statement.