Uncategorized Gender and Movie Trailers March 6, 2012 Jender4 Comments An interesting discussion. (Thanks, A!) Share this:ShareFacebookEmailTwitterRedditPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
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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.
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.
There are still more female hairdressers.
[…] I have noticed this strategy being invoked in two recent cases. One is in a shocking response fron the NYTimes ethicist in response to Lori Gruen. See the comments on this post. Another was earlier in March in a BBC News Magazine articled linked to from a post of ours. […]
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