Okay... remind me not to laugh the next time someone talks about how mad they are about their internet outage. Thanks to some sort of digital bottleneck in my area, I'm just now able to get online and post my "Lost" recap for this week. As a result of that and my schedule this afternoon (I have to rehearse a pitch with my manager and then head out for a screening of "Last House On The Left"), today's Morning Read may be a little terse. But there are some things worth getting to, so let's jump right in.
The debate's been ramping up as people have linked to this think piece, but I'm not sure I buy that Pixar deserved to be singled out for this problem. It's a much larger issue, and a real one. Women's roles are underwritten industry-wide, and I'm as guilty of it as anyone. And to be honest, I'm not sure how to fix it. I don't think the answer is as simple as "more women writers and directors," because I've seen plenty of films by female filmmakers that had the exact same sorts of problem.
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