[quote=“formosa”]Why can’t older women get good roles in Hollyweird?
nytimes.com/2003/08/18/arts/ … ner=GOOGLE
The New York Times has a good story today on a major problem facing women, not men. Robert Redford can be 65 and we still love him, but let a girl turn 40 and she’s out. WHY?
Comments: re this story and yr thoughts:
A Star-Studded Covey of Actresses Talk Age
While Rosanna Arquette was making “Searching for Debra Winger,” she ran into Frances McDormand in a restaurant ladies’ room in France. In this documentary, which has its premiere tonight on Showtime, Ms. Arquette explains that its subject is actresses, their love for their art, the tug of war between career and family, and the terrible fate of getting older in Hollywood.[/quote]
Is this a rhetorical question? Isn’t this just very similar to the concept of beauty? the image that only young women are beautiful, but that doesn’t correspond with regard to men? It’s about sex and money. How many young people (or the “prime target audience”) will pay money to see movies with old(er) people.
of course there are the few and far in between movies about 2-3 generations of women in a family (thus requiring old and older women), but very little (?) outside of this context. I was also going to add women of power, but unless someone does movies of [old] Elizabeth, or the Dowager in her old days, but wouldn’t Hollywood prefer to make a sexy (nubile) Cleopatra (ok so she died young) or a Nefertiti/Nefertiri (ok they didnt live long)?