More Power To The Women: Emerging Women Writers In Hollywood

22 Apr

Women in film are often seen as one dimensional and they are often put on a pedestal.  Rashida Jones, Zoe Kazan and Brit Marling decided to change that image and write films themselves.  They have shown Hollywood and other women that if one wants to change something, start with yourself. Click here to read more.

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44 Responses to “More Power To The Women: Emerging Women Writers In Hollywood”

  1. Comic Relief April 22, 2013 at 10:08 PM #

    Paris,

    I imagine it’s a good thing when women produce writing that provokes women’s interest; providing it is different from what men tend to make and men tend to want to see. I was surprised that all of these writers were former actresses; yet I don’t know why they shouldn’t take a crack at this opportunity anymore than any one else.

  2. Open Book April 23, 2013 at 12:31 AM #

    Paris-

    I love that u chose this topic to discuss. The women featured in the article are inspiring to read about. They are AWESOME!! However, do women today have to write and direct to make sure what’s being written is getting produced? How can consumers support women writing and directing empowering films?

  3. parisienne April 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM #

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m not feeling well but please comment and I will answer when I can.

    Have a great evening!

    • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 6:16 PM #

      Paris-

      No worries! Hope u feel better.

      • ozzie20 April 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM #

        Oh no! I hope you get better soon! *hugs*

  4. Open Book April 23, 2013 at 6:31 PM #

    Anyone can respond. However, I do have a critique about the Elle article on how Elle chose to photograph the female writers in a sexually explicit manner by having one of the writers breast falling out the sides of her dress. It looks like Elle for all its efforts to celebrate women are exploiting them as well, what gives? What are they selling these writers brains or breast?

    • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 6:39 PM #

      To put this into context. When is the last time you’ve seen a male screenwriter being interviewed photographed in speedos?

      • littlebells April 23, 2013 at 6:54 PM #

        Ahahahahahaha!!!! Hopefully never and I agree with your observation. It kind of cancels the other out.

        • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:09 PM #

          Come on how sexy would that be?

  5. parisienne April 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM #

    Hi Everyone!

    Stopping by for a bit.

    OB,

    To answer your question, I have never seen a male screenwriter photographed in Speedos. EVER.

    Women are still seen as sexually subservient to men not as equals and its a shame. I would be embarrased and wouldn’t even want to read the screenplay or watch the film if a man showed up like that. Its ridiculous.

    • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 6:56 PM #

      Hi LB!

      How are you?

      • littlebells April 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

        Big and swollen but better today. 🙂 5 weeks or less to go!!! How r u?

        • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:14 PM #

          YAY! I’m alright. Fighting a cold bug.

          • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:19 PM #

            I will share my Goji Berries they are great for colds or better yet eat some ginger it will wipe out any cold. o.k. I’m done

            • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:22 PM #

              awww thank you for sharing! I appreciate it. *hugs*

        • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:23 PM #

          Hi LB- I’m celebrating already. I’m having a 5 week countdown party for u.

    • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:11 PM #

      Hi Paris!

      I think we need to start a campaign to see more male screenwriters in speedos.

      • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

        LOL! I don’t know if I would want to see that. Some of them might not look so hot,

        • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:16 PM #

          Do u need to borrow Ozzie’s brain bleach. Sorry! However, would u say I’m harboring some internalized sexism issues given I’m reducing men to their sexual parts?

          • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:18 PM #

            LOL! Yes and yes.

            • ozzie20 April 23, 2013 at 8:03 PM #

              I’m going to have to buy bulk next time, lol! 🙂

        • littlebells April 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM #

          See that’s where we get I to trouble. :). We would only want to see hot bodies and then we would be discriminating others.

          • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM #

            That’s true.

          • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM #

            Its reverse sexism. What does that say about us?

            • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM #

              It says we are just as sexist as they are.

              • littlebells April 23, 2013 at 7:33 PM #

                That’s why we should all just go naked! Hahaha!!!

                • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:37 PM #

                  I concur. Clothes are so over rated. Plus no clothes would be good for the environment. LOL!

              • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM #

                Yep! How do we solve this problem? Go naked like LB?

                • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:43 PM #

                  IA Go naked. That would also take away the sense of inferiority in regards to fashion and style. Look at the African cultures that walk around nude. They have less stress because all they need to worry about is their survival.

                  • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:48 PM #

                    O.k. But Some men might not want to go nude in cold weather. Do u think more men would get over themselves if they had to go nude during the winter?

  6. Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:27 PM #

    Paris-

    Do u think female writers values or how they view themselves effect the way they construct empowering female characters?

    • parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM #

      Yes. I do. Although I think that’s true for everyone not just women.

      • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:34 PM #

        ITA! What u imagine now is what u will be in the future.

    • littlebells April 23, 2013 at 7:31 PM #

      Great question!

  7. littlebells April 23, 2013 at 7:28 PM #

    I love Rashida Jones. She is very talented and I love her on P&R!

    • ozzie20 April 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM #

      Wasn’t she in The Office for a bit? I’ve never seen P&R but I’ve seen a few of The Office and I’m sure she was in it…

    • ozzie20 April 23, 2013 at 7:58 PM #

      Just looked her up. She is in it. I forgot she had been in The Social Network. She was good in that too!

  8. parisienne April 23, 2013 at 7:47 PM #

    Ladies,

    I’m going to go for the evening. I’ll ttyl!

    • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:50 PM #

      Goodnight Paris it was fun. Hope u feel better.

  9. ozzie20 April 23, 2013 at 7:54 PM #

    I loved the Elle article! Thanks for bringing it to our attention Paris! 🙂

    • Open Book April 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM #

      Hi Ozzie!

      How are u?

      • ozzie20 April 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM #

        Hi OB! I’m very tired again hense the very slow and simple replying, lol! How are you?

  10. Open Book April 23, 2013 at 8:07 PM #

    Everyone-

    I’m going to go for now. I might stop back by later. TC!

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