Cinematic Women in Film

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Without a doubt, women in the film industry have been looked down on when it comes to any job that goes above the line. I’ve noticed it’s a very common trope for females to be looked at as assistants or put somewhere that doesn’t let the woman touch the camera. This isn’t actually true, but is an overwhelming and popular stereotype in the film industry. Currently, I am enrolled in a film class that goes over movies that take on the theme, “films about films.” Even within these movies, the female roles are very downgraded on screen; going between Living in Oblivion (1995) and Symbiotaxiplasm (1991), the females are always below the line. Even though women are depicted poorly in this industry, they actually have and continue to make big strides in film world, tackling social issues and creating new waves of cinema. IndieWire celebrates just some of the few game changing females here.


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