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Jodie Foster On Female Director Gap: 'It's Not As Cut-and-Dry As Everyone Thinks'

Jodie Foster On Female Director Gap: 'It's Not As Cut-and-Dry As Everyone Thinks'

Jodie Foster keeps it chic and sophisticated while attending the 25th Anniversary Event Of Silence Of The Lambs presented by The Academy Museum during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday (April 20) in New York City.

The 53-year-old actress-director opened up about the lack of women filmmakers in the industry.

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“Having been around and making movies for 50 years, the issues are way more complicated than the dialogue,” Jodie expressed (via THR). “Saying, ‘Why are there no women directing mainstream franchises?’ is such a simple question that there are so many reasons. Some of them are about our psychology, our financial world, the global economy, any number of things. There are so many answers to that question that go back hundreds of years. It would be nice to have a more complex conversation and to be able to look at it as more than just a quota.”

“It’s not as cut-and-dry as everyone thinks it is,” Jodie added. “I don’t think it’s a plot to keep women down collectively; it’s a bunch of people that weren’t thinking about it, including a lot of female executives who have risen to the top and have not made a dent in [securing opportunities for women filmmakers.]”

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  • Christian

    Jodie is real for this. everyone wants to ask questions without wanting to look at answers beyond sexist conspiracy

  • Koos

    ‘talking’ respected lesbians now………………

  • Ash

    Maybe because they are not interested in that field in the first place. The same thing goes for engineering. Why there aren’t more male nurses all over the world? I just told you why.

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