There has always been an issue with sexism in Hollywood, with women not getting as many big roles as men, while the men are also paid a lot more than the women in the business. However, over the course of the past few weeks and months, a huge amount of big name Hollywood stars have been coming out to give their own opinion on the issue, hoping to see a positive change in the near future.
One of the latest people to speak out against the sexual inequality and gender wage gap, is the legendary actress Meryl Streep, who has been one of the biggest stars in the business for the past few decades. Meryl has given her opinion on the subject, giving her thoughts on what she thinks is the reason this continues to happy in Hollywood.
Streep explained, "We have to be made equal. I will say that it has to do with the distribution of films, how they are financed. I will say the ten top buyers in the United States for films every territory there is not one woman. Men and women have different tastes sometimes. But if the people who are choosing what goes out into the multiplexes are all of one persuasion, the choice will be limited and that will be a self-fulfilling prophecy, you see these are the big money makers."
She then went on to talk about feminism, adding, "I am the mother of a son and I am married to a man. I love men. It's not what feminism has meant historically, it's what it has come to mean, to young women that makes them feel it alienates them from the people they love in their lives. That disturbs me. I am of course, of course. The actions of my life prove who I am, what I am and what I do. Where you put your money, where you put your mouth. So I live by these principles."
With so many people voicing their concerns about these obvious issues in the movie industry, it must surely only be a matter of time before we see a positive change beginning to happen. Watch this space!