In anticipation of the release of The Women on September 12, Bill Goodykoontz put together this overview piece: Good year for women in film Will we look back on this year as a good one for women in film, or another year where we had some tremendous successes that get forgotten quickly? Hope not.
"Women directors, because there are so few of them, are held to a much higher standard," says Melissa Silverstein, whose popular blog, Hollywood & Women, examines issues of women and movies. "When a woman director fails, it reflects on other women directors. But when a male director fails, the standard is not the same. Men can fail and get the next job, whereas if a woman fails, she disappears."