Sunday, May 15, 2011

Good News & Bad News

As NR/NP quickly approaches another benchmark - 5,000 hits since the statistics page began last summer (I know, it's a small victory, but Gabby likes to celebrate. So let's pop a bottle!) - I thought I'd share some happy and not so happy news.


Years ago, when Gabby first started collecting terrible casting notices, they were everywhere! Slapping us in our pretty little faces, and making us throw up our hands in frustrated disgust. But lately these notices seem hard to come by. Which is bad for business on this end, but hopefully good news that the tide might
sloooooowwllllly be turning in favor of being more fair to the fairer sex. (Fingers crossed!) Now, Gabby isn't against nudity - just exploitation. If you're going to ask a woman to get naked on the job, you gotta treat her right. Am I right?


Now for the bad news. Women being mis/under-represented in film is still a chronic and systemic problem. If you haven't heard of the Bechdel Test - check it out. All a film has to do to pass this brilliant little test is meet 3 simple requirements:

  1. It has to have at least two women in it,
  2. Who talk to each other,
  3. About something besides a man.
Sound simple? Think again...

I have to give a shout out to for doing some excellent work. Mwah! Love it.

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