Friday, January 11, 2013
You've Come a Long Way, Ladies?
piece just posted by Carrie Rickey seems to celebrate the fact that female directors helmed 9% of the top 250 grossing films in 2012. Yes, indeed, this is up from 5% the previous year, but down from 11% more than a decade ago. This is progress? (And we shall not mention Kathryn Bigelow.) It's actually worse than that if you consider that women directed 39% of those top documentaries--but only 5% of the narrative films. Women are so few in these ranks the death of one, Nora Ephron, is viewed as a giant blow.