Our country is so male-centric that we don’t even know that other places are not. How would we know unless we watched Scandanavian television? I’ve just finished viewing the European version of “The Bridge.” We produced an American version of “The Bridge.” Unwatchable!
I just watched two seasons of “The Bridge.” The woman’s roles were all over the map, from icy, to hot, to brilliant, to just plain nuts! My god, they could have been men. I was able to submerge myself in Nordic Noir because I own a DVD player that plays Region Three films. I can see other versions of women. If you see Borgen, you get an inkling of what women’s roles could be in art and life. Otherwise, all we have is the sense that we are being diminished without any concrete examples of how we could be portrayed. Real women are different than the way we are portrayed in film and television. Hard to remember than when the world serves up nothing but distortion.
Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” had created a lot of discussion about gender and gender biases in films. This article on gender in “Boyhood” was sent to us by my friend and assistant, Fontaine. http://flavorwire.com/468569/what-if-boyhood-were-girlhood-a-thought-experiment?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_campaign=FlavorwireSocial