Said the actress/producer/mini-industry: "I realized that to make the kind of quality movies I want, I had to have a bigger hand in making them. I want to make profound films with great integrity. Plus, this will be an opportunity for women in the film business."
However, according to an anonymous Hollywood exec in a recent issue of Variety, women are what's wrong with the movie business, In a column about skyrocketing salaries for mega-stars ($20 million for Sylvester Stallone,$17 million for Arnold Schwarzenegger,16 million for Bruce Willis) a mogul attributed the astronomical price hikes to Mrs. Willis, a.k.a.,Demi Moore, who's getting about $12 mill for "Striptease."
Said the source: "Everybody seemed OK at $15 million,but then suddenly she's $3
million away from the biggest male stars. It's been out of control ever since." Well, best
nip this kind of competition in the bud. Thus the "Pocohantas" ads placed by Burger King in
which kids are invited to pretend "You are John Smith and You've discovered something
magical!" The ad, currently running on TV, shows what appears to be two boys and a girl
pretending to be explorer John Smith. Heaven forbid they should be asked to "pretend to be
Pocohantas." It would be Native American but UnAmerican.. After all, studies show that
girls will watch movies with boy protagonists but it doesn't work the other way around. or
so the STUDIES say. Why change things? Let's perpetuate stereotypes and prejudice!
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