10 Reasons Why 2012 Was The ‘Year Of The Woman’ In Hollywood

There are many different discussions going on as to whether 2012 was the ‘Year of the Woman’ or not. There were a few steps backward for women this year, in the form of an awful lot of attempted political regulation of our uteruses, but there were other areas where women excelled, particularly in Hollywood. “The field is so much bigger now,” says independent filmmaker and NYU film school professor Christine Choy. “But I can still count the great female directors on one hand … and in general, they don’t last too long,” she adds. As Joel McHale said, “If women ran Hollywood, there would be hit romantic comedies about hunky male strippers, hugely successful film franchises about sparkly vampires and music and dancing competition shows would dominate the airwaves — wait, are we sure women don’t already run Hollywood?”

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