Visual pleasure and voodoo demographics
Women number roughly 20% of the U.S. Congress and Senate. Women number roughly 9% of the number of directors in Hollywood. Yet still many studio executives continue to believe that men won’t see movies by women. So, Hollywood, a man would vote for a woman and not see a movie by one?
Chaz Ebert asked me to update this piece I wrote a few years back for rogerebert.com. I’d like to thank Chaz and the many women screenwriters and directors who have given me and mine such great pleasure.
Brava, ladies! And which movies did I miss?