Great Job, Internet!: Read This: Why aren’t women directing the big Hollywood blockbusters yet?

When asked to name five prolific female directors, ones with at least three movies to their credit a piece, most people would probably have to resort to Google for some help. (For the record: Nora Ephron, Penny Marshall, Kathryn Bigelow, Ida Lupino, and Doris Wishman. There.) That is exactly the problem New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd wants to address with “The Women Of Hollywood Speak Out,” a sprawling, 7,400-word exploration on the problem of chauvinism in the movie industry. This is hardly a new or unreported problem, but Dowd’s article stands out, as she consulted “100 women and men at all levels of Hollywood” about the topic. Further distinguishing the article is the fact that is accompanied by photographer Art Streiber’s portraits of dozens of these interview subjects, including directors, screenwriters, and executives. Among the notables consulted: Anjelica Huston, Lena Dunham, Helen Hunt, Nancy Meyers, Whitney …

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