Emma Thompson Says Sexism in Hollywood Is Worse Than Ever

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Pragmatist Emma Thompson says Hollywood is still a completely crappy sexist industry and it’s actually the worst it’s ever been. :)


Thompson—whose next movie role has her playing a 77-year-old prostitute—thinks that the movie world’s obsession with women’s appearances has reached new lows.

The actress told Radio Times:

“I think it’s still completely shit actually. I don’t think there’s any appreciable improvement and I think that for women, the question of how they are supposed to look is worse than it was even when I was young. So, no, I am not impressed at all.”

Thompson was much more optimistic about the movie business way back when, she says:

“When I was younger, I really did think we were on our way to a better world and when I look at it now, it is in a worse state than I have known it, particularly for women and I find that very disturbing and sad.”

She adds:

“So I get behind as many young female performers as I can and actually a lot of the conversations I have with them are about exactly the fact that we are facing and writing about the same things and nothing has changed, and that some forms of sexism and unpleasantness to women have become more entrenched and indeed more prevalent.”


To sum it up, Hollywood bad.

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