For male movie stars, earnings steadily rise until age 51, when things level off. For women, the peak comes 17 years earlier, and it’s followed by a sudden drop.

“As long as stereotypes regarding (especially) older women prevail in society (and thus amongst moviemakers), I doubt moviemakers will increase the number of movies with older women in the lead role. Especially given the persistent stereotype that older female actors do not attract an audience and cannot carry a movie.”


a moment of silence for female characters who get a lot of shit but would be adored if they were male

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I’m no longer watching television in which middle-aged men figure out how to be men. I’d rather watch shows about teenaged girls figuring out what it means to be a monster

Kelly Link, in an interview from last year that has really stuck with me because of this line.  (via andrewasalways)


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Kelly Link is the greatest.

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American popular culture has always indulged male rebellion in various forms, from James Dean and Holden Caulfield to Adam Sandler and the overgrown man-children who have followed in his wake. Girls have played by different rules, and their acting out is more likely to be viewed with disapproval or prurience, and to turn on the defiance of sexual taboos.

This kind of rebellion has its dangers, and movies about young women in revolt frequently carry a cautionary, moralistic charge…


take no shit 2014

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We Can’t Get Out Of The Bedroom Now.

Shirley Maclaine on Parkinson in 1975

Mind. Blown.

This woman is amazing. 

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“I was working on an all-girl project, along the lines of Girl, Interrupted, in which the whole point of the movie was that it focused on teenage girls. And the note was: ‘What if it was about a bunch of boys instead?’” –Writer/filmmaker