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Oscar-Nominated Director Gets Real

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Director Lexi Alexander. Photo via Indiewire.com.

Women & Hollywood has published an influential post by Lexi Alexander from her blog. It’s a must-read about gender inequality in film and why progress over the last several decades has been dismal.

Here Alexander discusses a 1978 report on equal-employment practices in the film industry: 

Okay, so we know that people have seriously acknowledged that there is an problem back in 1978, thirty-five years ago. Promises were made even back then to “work diligently” to fix the imbalance.

The fact that there has been no improvement in thirty-five years can only really mean two things:

1) Those who have promised to bring about change were insincere.

or

2) Those who have promised to bring about change were not very smart.

You choose.

Go read the entire post — it’s worth it.

MICHELE DAGLE

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