"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Friday, February 20, 2009

Hollywood Boys Club

Entertainment Weekly just published their list of the 25 Greatest Active Film Directors. Wanna take a stab at how many women are included in the list?

1. Steven Spielberg
2. Peter Jackson
3. Martin Scorsese
4. Christopher Nolan
5. Steven Soderbergh
6. Ridley Scott
7. Quentin Tarantino
8. Michael Mann
9. James Cameron
10. Joel and Ethan Coen
11. Guillermo del Toro
12. David Fincher
13. Tim Burton
14. Judd Apatow
15. Sam Raimi
16. Zack Snyder
17. Darren Aronofsky
18. Danny Boyle
19. Clint Eastwood
20. Ron Howard
21. Ang Lee
22. Paul Thomas Anderson
23. Paul Greengrass
24. Pedro Almodóvar
25. Jon Favreau

That's right. ZERO. While the guys at SlashFilm (who saved me the work of typing out the list from the original slideshow) are angry at the omission of Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Spike Lee, Brad Bird, and Hayao Miyazaki, I'm left scratching my head over both Entertainment Weekly AND Slashfilm's inability to think of at least one female director.

I think they should take a look at this list and start reading Women and Hollywood. Stat.


Anonymous said...

Ron Howard is basically a woman, so it's cool.

Anonymous said...

This lists are always stupid, but not to include Agnes Varda! Nor Julie Taymor, Penny Marshall, or Nora Ephron, among others.

I am appalled.