The Documentary ‘This Changes Everything’ Explains Why Gender Equality STILL Hasn’t Happened In Hollywood

We hear it every time a movie that’s not predominantly about white men makes a lot of money at the box office: this is going to change everything. But while films like Thelma & Louise, Black Panther, and Hidden Figures have come and gone over the years, the output of Hollywood has yet to significantly shift. So the title of Tom Donahue’s and production studio CreativeChaos vmg’s documentary This Changes Everything isn’t a self-referential pat on the back — it’s an ironic reference to the film industry’s ongoing lack of parity. The director partnered with The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media to make the film, which paints an impressively full picture of how Hollywood’s gender imbalance is sustained and also how it reverberates throughout the culture. Davis herself serves as an Executive Producer, and during a dinner celebrating the movie hosted by producing partner Lyft during the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor and activist was realistic about the current state of things. Read More…

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