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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Yes, Hollywood Needs to #HireTheseWomen

Most of us already know that the Hollywood system is broken, particularly when it comes to recognizing the talent of women in front of and behind the camera. So folks took to Twitter today via the hashtag #HireTheseWomen to sound off on the female talent they think is underrated and underused. The hashtag itself politely demands Hollywood bigwigs to get off their asses and, well, hire these women already.

So of course I had to put my two cents in by creating my own list of 20 women who I think deserve a whole lot more than what they're getting in the Hollywood system. Check it out:



PARMINDER NAGRA, ACTRESS
Known for: ER, Bend in Like Beckham
Last Seen: The Blacklist (2014)
Up Next: Nagra will lend her voice to Postman Pan: The Movie (2015)



PARKER POSEY, ACTRESS
Known For: Dazed and ConfusedScream 3
Last Project: Grace of Monaco (2014)
Up Next: Ned Rifle (2015)



RACHEL TRUE, ACTRESS
Known For: The Craft, Half & Half
Last Project: Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (2014)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



SHELBIE BRUCE, ACTRESS
Known For: Spanglish
Last Project: Big Time Rush (2011)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed




DEVON AOKI, ACTRESS
Known for: Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious
Last Project: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2009)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



ADEPERO ODUYE, ACTRESS
Known for: Pariah, 12 Years a Slave
Last Project: 12 Years a Slave (2013)
Up Next: Outliving Emily (2014)



PAM GRIER, ACTRESS
Known For: Jackie Brown, Coffy, The L Word
Last Project: Mafia (2012)
Up Next: Old School Gangstas (no release date)



THERESA RANDLE, ACTRESS
Known For: Bad Boys, Malcolm X
Last Project: Shit Year (2010)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



ROSIE PEREZ, ACTRESS
Known For: Fearless, In Living Color
Last Project: The Being Experience (2013)
Up Next: An American Education (2014)



LAUREN VELEZ, ACTRESS
Known For: Dexter, Oz, New York Undercover
Last Project: Dexter (2012)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



MARY HARRON, WRITER/DIRECTOR
Known For: American Psycho
Last Project: Anna Nicole (2013)
Up Next: XX (2015)



KASI LEMMONS, DIRECTOR
Known For: Eve's BayouTalk to Me
Last Project: Black Nativity (2013)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



LUCY ALIBAR, WRITER
Known For: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Last Project: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



ROBIN SWICORD, WRITER
Known For: Little Women, Memoirs of a Geisha
Last Project: The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



LISA CHOLODENKO, WRITER/DIRECTOR
Known For: The Kids Are All Right
Last Project: The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



JULIE TAYMOR, DIRECTOR
Known For: Frida, Across the Universe
Last Project: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



LYNNE RAMSAY, DIRECTOR
Known For: We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Last Project: Swimmer (2012)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



PATTY JENKINS, DIRECTOR
Known For: Monster
Last Project: Betrayal (2013)
Up Next: Exposed (2014)



HAIFAA AL-MANSOUR, DIRECTOR
Known For: Wadjda
Last Project: Wadjda
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed



KIMBERLY PEIRCE, DIRECTOR
Known For: Boys Don't Cry
Last Project: Carrie (2013)
Up Next: No upcoming projects confirmed

If you have a Twitter account, make sure to follow the #HireTheseWomen hashtag. Who would you add to the list?

1 comments:

Alex Withrow said...

Yes, #HireTheseWomen, indeed. Parker Posey is one of my favorite actresses, and Theresa Randle is so strong in everything. Also a huge fan of Velez’s work on Oz. Great list here.

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