Being that this is the last blog of the semester, I figured it would be valuable to go through what I have been trying to explore throughout the year in terms of “girls on film.”
When I told a few friends about my blog topic one of them scoffed, saying that it was an over-talked about topic. To an extent I agreed with him. It seems that there has been an abundance of blogs discussing this topic as well as many celebrities. The media itself has even commented on a female’s role in this industry. But just because it’s been talked about already doesn’t mean that one other perspective isn’t valuable.
And so this semester I’ve been exploring the role of women in the writer’s room, behind the scenes, and in front of the camera. All of these roles have different worthwhile aspects worth exploring. This blog started with the main focus being on the women in front of the camera because of the essence of their characters, but through expanding the topic to going into the entire production process, I’ve gained insight as to how the entertainment industry is changing towards equality.
Of course there are still places of inequality, but that so many people are talking about this issue and we are seeing more diverse female characters indicates a positive motion of the future of “girls on film.”