There was an excellent article published recently in the Guardian titled ‘Same Old Story: Women paired with younger men remains a cinematic rarity’.
It has been written is response to the severe backlash The Dressmaker received, due to the age gap between stars Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth.
I mention this in the hope that Mr John Campbell takes note, given his comments on the topic, ‘Kate Winslet is surely old enough to be [Liam Hemsworth’s] mother’.
Really? How many fourteen-year-old mothers have you met, sir? I for one, was under the impression that that sort of thing is somewhat frowned upon in our society…
Anyway, as young, aspiring female filmmaker, I hope to end these sort of archaic, backward views on women; and create a more positive and supportive attitude in the industry I one day hope to work in.
Matilda Larkins, Mullumbimby