More magazine recently had a “Women in Hollywood” panel, which Women & Hollywood blogger Melissa Silverstein attended and wrote about.
Silverstein summarized the event as a panel less about the lack of women’s roles on the big screen and what that means for our culture, and more about how so many women work in TV and theater because there are no good movie roles for older women, and women in general.
None of this is really surprising, but there were some interesting comments made by the panelists.
(L to R) Cybill Shepherd, S. Epatha Merkerson, and Kate Mulgrew
Cybill Shepherd, who got her start in The Last Picture Show in 1971 and was recently on The L Word:
S. Epatha Merkerson, who has played Lt. Anita Van Buren on Law and Order since 1991, and starred in the award-winning 2005 movie Lackawanna Blues:
Kate Mulgrew on her role on Star Trek: Voyager as Captain Janeway:
Nevermind Chakotay — why aren’t more people asking her about why she didn’t have a love affair with Seven of Nine?
Read more about the panel — and about other Hollywood news from a feminist perspective — on Women & Hollywood.