Is there danger of us manifesting such dreary events by consuming this type of entertainment? Do such shows and films groom us into accepting or expecting a bleak future? For every show or film with a strong heroine who saves the day, there are at least five others who show women as either a sexualized object or as a supportive non-entity such as the girlfriend who helps the hero achieve his goal. Why do female characters remain so one-dimensional and under-developed, despite all the strides that gender equality has made elsewhere?
Andy Warhol made himself famous by both celebrating the beauty of the ordinary object in the every day, as well as with his unique perspective on celebrity. Warhol was adept at shining a light on the grotesqueness of celebrity culture, as well as the tendency of society to create, consume and discard celebrities. Who is the Andy Warhol of this generation? In almost every field of entertainment—acting, singing, writing, dancing—there are equal numbers of women and men—except for directing.
Others disagree, arguing that there are simply fewer female directors because women generally have a minimized interest in directing. Which perspective do you agree with?