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Girls Against the World: Female Representation in Modern Hollywood

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With the huge success of female-focused films and franchises like Twilight, The Hunger Games and Gravity suggesting that girls and women are being embraced on screens like never before, the gender disparity in Hollywood remains alarming, to say the least. Alexandra Donald considers what this says about female roles in the film industry (and society more generally) and how we can start to change things for the better. Additional keywords: talking society, middle years, senior secondary, Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen, Cate Blanchett, Frozen, Academy Awards, Oscars, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola, Lina Wertmüller, Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, sexism, teen girls, teenage girls, Jessica Hopper, Stephenie Meyer, Catherine Hardwicke, Gary Ross, Divergent, Neil Burger, protagonist, Bechdel test, box office, The Heat, Mama, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Fast & Furious 6, Man of Steel, This Is the End, Pacific Rim, White House Down, Captain Phillips.

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