4 thoughts on “Gender and Movie Trailers

  1. Are we going to have to go through this argument with every profession, kind of performance, etc.

    If only men are allowed to perform role X, then it will often, usually, typically seem that men are the only ones who can X.

  2. There’s an interesting article that delves into this at About.com Women’s issues. It adds the perspective of some of the relatively few famous women’s “voices” in the industry:


    One veteran voice actor interviewed linked the issue to women’s underrepresentation among the writers and directors of movie trailers (N.B. not necessarily the same ones who wrote and directed the movie), who apparently have the most say in whether a male or female voice is used.

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