‘Gen­der in­equal­ity in films is frus­trat­ing’

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Hol­ly­wood ac­tor

Geena Davis (left) says she finds it ‘frus­trat­ing’ to see gen­der in­equal­ity in the media and film in­dus­tries. Davis, who played Thelma Dickinson in the 1991 hit — Thelma & Louise, said that de­spite play­ing some iconic fe­male roles, none of the films she has ap­peared in have made a change, re­ported The Guardian. “Hav­ing been in some roles that re­ally res­onated with women, I be­came hy­per-aware of how women are rep­re­sented in Hol­ly­wood,” Davis said. “Af­ter Thelma & Louise, which was pretty no­ticed and sig­nif­i­cant, peo­ple were say­ing ‘This changes ev­ery­thing! There’s go­ing to be so many fe­male buddy movies!’, and noth­ing changed. And then the next movie I did was A League of Their Own, which was a huge hit and all the talk was, ‘Well now, be­yond a doubt, we’re go­ing to see a wave of women’s sports movies.’ That’s balls. It took 10 years un­til Bend It Like Beck­ham came out.”

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