The Female-Driven Blockbuster Isn’t New — It’s Old — Pacific Standard

Posted: August 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

“show business commentators aren’t just ignoring recent female-driven successes when they cast doubt on Ocean’s Eight — they forget a 30-year history of female-driven films dominating Hollywood too. Along with this summer’s Ghostbusters, the upcoming Ocean’s spinoff isn’t so much a departure from the norm as a return to the gender parity that existed onscreen in Hollywood’s Golden Age. From the 1920s until the ’50s, female stars held immense box office power — in dramas and comedies and ensemble films.”


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