Heather Graham: Hollywood is ‘totally sexist’


During an interview with Esquire magazine, Heather Graham made it quite clear that she thinks Hollywood is fundamentally sexist.

She is not the first actress to openly speak about this issue, but she doesn’t let the gender frustrations get the best of her.

“If you look at all the movies being made these days, 80 percent of them are about men,” Graham said.

“There’s not much I can do about it. It’s a sexist world and a sexist industry. But I’ve been very lucky as an actress, to work as much as I have and as consistently as I have. And when you don’t see the kind of stories out there that represent you, you have to make them yourself. I actually just wrote a script that I want to direct.”

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3 responses to “Heather Graham: Hollywood is ‘totally sexist’”

  1. Bobby says:

    So…sexist Hollywood was tolerable when you were Rollergirl, but now that you’re older and playing mom roles, there’s a problem?

    If you keep getting typecast in sex roles, then stop accepting them. Eventually people will see you differently. Just ask Christina Applegate or Cameron Diaz. Well, maybe not Cameron.

  2. Jeff says:

    She didn’t complain about those roles; the article denoted this coming from a discussion about her being “typecast,” in those roles, but her remarks seem more about embracing the work she gets, as opposed to saying she hated them. Her criticism is about seeing predominantly men in the sexually passively-aggressive roles, instead of women; which doesn’t contradict her taking the roles as the object of those males’ sexual pursuit. Rather, she wants to turn the tables and tell a story where she’s pursuing them.

  3. Kat says:

    She should be thankful she has a career in Hollywood we all know in any work site it can be male dominated you don’t let that affect your work.