It's a shame that it is inevitable that when a woman performs well and out of the box (by doing an action film) in Hollywood that her gender needs to be the core of the publicity. Yes, everyone: women are talented and we really can make successful films.
I really wish we could get away from making the discussions so much about gender. I sigh every time the discussion goes to gender. We are equals to men and we need to have our gender be a non-issue. What I do like is that Ms. Bigelow's success should help this goal of making gender a non-issue. Let's hope so because we should all be focusing on making great films no matter who is making them!
In any event, I thought this was a good one to share. I read the headline and was immediately drawn to it with my angst of yet another article about gender. But Matthew Knott highlights the issue behind all of the gender discussion. Here you go: