Traditionally, at this time of the year, I’d share my thoughts on the woefully underrepresented female characters in the summer’s top-grossing films, but this headline from The New York Times gave me pause:
Drop the balloons, blast the confetti, clash the symbols! We are doing somewhat better!
Then through a haze of somewhat joy, I caught this:
Really? Don’t ruin this for us.
This is a moderate gender victory don’t soil it with a story about how a room full of men in Hollywood just realized that people will pay to see that one girl in “Hunger Games.”
It cheapens the win.
If you need me, I’ll be over here cheering on small victories, and preparing for bigger ones to come.