Margaret Cho exposes screen sexism: If Women Ran Hollywood

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      If you're tired of seeing Hollywood movies depicting high-powered, ice-queen business women being guilt-tripped for devoting themselves to their careers instead of their families (Jurassic World, anyone?), or basically the depiction of women in almost all TV shows and movies, then here's one for you.

      Margaret Cho shows us what Hollywood sexism and sexual objectification sounds like when the tables are turned.

      In this Funny or Die video, Cho heads up a TV writers' room meeting in which the writers have to address some concerns from the network about the male character on their hit show The DUFF and the DILF.

      She shows us what Hollywood would look like if women ran Hollywood the way men do. And it ain't pretty but it's funny—in a sad way.



      Stanley Q Woodvine

      Jun 30, 2015 at 12:14pm

      Women have never actually run Hollywood but in the silent film era they were preeminent -- on both sides of the camera, as directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters, etc.

      The great film director Lois Webber was the highest paid director in 1917 and one of the absolutely most powerful people in Hollywood with absolute control of her films, well into the 1920s.

      And while women accounted for just 10 percent of writers working on the top 250 films of 2013, fully half of the 25,000 scripts registered between 1911 and 1929 were written by women.

      Screenwriters June Mathis (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1921) and Frances Marion (Anna Christie, 1930), were two women among many who were far more powerful than any of their male peers.

      In a 1970 interview, Marion explained that during her career she “knew male writers were complaining about "the ‘tyranny of the woman writer’ supposedly prevalent at all the studios then”.

      Much has been written about the central role women played in the first 20-some years of U.S. film industry but sadly, it hardly seems to inform the popular discussion around equality, which displays little interest in the past, beyond historical injustice.

      It seems short-sighted, but there I go mansplaining again.

      Bob m

      Jun 30, 2015 at 3:47pm

      How about magic Mike ? If the tables were turned we would never hear the end of the objectifying of women. I call b.s feminist agenda


      Jul 4, 2015 at 12:17am

      Oh yah Bob, one movie makes everything alright even though women are objectified in tons of movies.

      hypocite feminist

      Jul 9, 2015 at 12:41pm

      Ever watch the Ellen Show ? topless men with bow ties greeting guests? This article is nothing more than femi-nazis tying to push their disdain for men. If men don't call women on their behavior it's only going to get worse