Monday, December 29, 2008

'Women Don't Write Enough'

Debra Winger, unintentional poster girl for a movement, says:

In the end, however, Winger admits that she thinks the only way women are going to get good parts in Hollywood is if women actually start writing them: "Roles for women. There aren't any. They've been saying that since the 1920s, and it's true. [My theory is that] women don't write enough. Because who do they expect to write these roles? Men?"
Of course the next question is: don't they? Or, aren't they? If they are, are they produced? If they aren't, why not?

1 comment:

Ms. Hazelstein said...

A friend of mine who is a movie producer says that all major money is now made in foreign DVD sales. The movies that translate to foreign markets are action films, the simpler the better. That's why stupid movies like Transformers get made far more often than nuanced, dialogue driven films like Juno. Of course, the action films typically star males and the character- and dialogue-driven movies tend to feature women. It's an unfortunate matter of economics. On the other hand, more indie films (starring women) are being viewed because of smart recommending programs such as that used by Netflix, so the market for women's films is not likely to die any time soon. It's just not likely to produce hefty paychecks for women actors.