Equal opportunity for women in the film industry has been an ongoing issue every year. As last year’s statistics show both onscreen and behind the scene of film, there is inequality between female and male roles (Lauzen, 2017).
Lauzen (2017a, pp. 5) and Lauzen (2017, pp. 1).
There were a lack of female roles in the cast of the recently released war movie Dunkirk (Truitt, 2017), which raised some controversial discussions (Cooke 2017).
The movie about a momentous historic war event which occurred, where around 340,000 men on the beaches were evacuated during World War II. Where in actual fact back then, there were very little female military on the front line battle field (Vespa, 2017).
Recent protests have been calling for the need of equality, diversity and more female roles in film (Berger 2015). “We were frustrated because there wasn’t the roles for us,” Nicole Kidman said, at the recent Emmy awards ceremony.
Big name celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Reece Witherspoon’s and Shailene Woodley joined together to produce an award winning TV series, which directly enables more roles for women on screen.
‘There wasn’t the roles for us’: Nicole Kidman’s push for equality on screen, (Singer, 2017).
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Truitt, B. (2017). Review: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ examines WWII heroism up close, Retrieved from USA Today, https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2017/07/17/review-christopher-nolan-excellent-dunkirk-explores-heroism-innovative-fashion/482574001/
Vespa, M. (2017). USA Today: ‘Dunkirk’s’ limited number of roles for women and minorities ‘May rub some the wrong way’. Retrieved from Townhall, https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/07/20/usa-today-dunkirks-limited-number-of-roles-for-women-and-minorities-may-rub-n2357318