We are raised on a Hollywood diet that argues that the grim, determined, anti-authority male hero or anti-hero who neglects his family and/or is terrible to the few women in his life is a strong/complex male character. Hollywood prioritizes male-centric hero’s-journey action fantasies, war movies, mob dramas and angsty-white-guy morality tales as a matter of course. – Scott Mendelson, Forbes. More:
Yes, he makes a valid point. Scott Mendelson also argues that: “Films about women/for women have to fight to be taken seriously while manly dramas are presumed to be of critical value until proven otherwise.” On the other hand, we as the audience have the financial power of the consumer to shape the kinds of films being produced and distributed on our screens. The final 2017 box office figures may reflect this. 🙂
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I hadn’t considered this before: “Men are hired based on potential while women get jobs based on experience.”
Great article with lots of insights. Thanks!
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