At the risk of sounding whiny and frustrated and bitter I find it fascinating that women in power positions in Hollywood or even ethnic men and women in powerful positions in Hollywood have a tendency to act in their roles more as a job preserver (theirs)then say a renegade change the system hire more like them crusader. Immediately upon being hired across the board through out history they maintain the status quo and in some cases recently are worse at being like one of the "guys". I get it since it is a dog eat dog society Hollywood and decisions are made for the bottom line and females executives and ethnic executives don't want to make mistakes feeling already vulnerable and they don't want to seem weak. Yet ironically it's weak to just maintain or just preserve their personal status...in other words it serves Hollywood in the LONG run to be innovative not safe and yet it's always safe and less innovative. It is supposed to be the land of dreams and make believe and yet not so much lately. I hail the whole media world for celebrating a fine film like Hurt Locker and I respect Kathryn Bigelows composure her unwillingness to accept the media bait. She isn't the spokesperson for feminism and guess what? Why should she be? No, there is hardly an upside to being poster feminist uber director. You are used and abused and you come off angry and everyone who uses you discards you and after your heat wears off joins the ranks in calling you bitter. I say smart cookie KB keep your yap shut and work. Head down churn out remarkable lovely good movies we need them please...make fabulous content and let that speak for itself.
Its a trap being the spokes person for anything especially racial or sexual or what have you. I say curses to the men and women in Hollywood that sit on their hands and do nothing to change a dying system. I say you deserve the boot a big fat boot and you are getting it....the juice that was, the muse that is everything creative has flown the proverbial coop. The product coming out of the old Hollywood system is soulless, expensive and lame. Everything has changed and the Internet has ushered it in beautifully.
Personally I am happy that the distribution void the sleazy dark whole that was expenses has been lit up and transformed. It is no longer easy for the big studios to get away with padding budgets and keeping creatives profit away from them.
Okay,I jump ahead it is starting to transform.
Evolution...thank goodness for it.
We all benefit in the long run even as we fight it happening. Now if only we could
change the law and make it illegal to alter a screen or playwrights work
...like in France I am all for writers having more power.
Finally more racial diversity in Hollywood!
... why not?