Thelma and Louise star, Geena Davis admitted to Vulture magazine: “Film roles really did start to dry up when I got into my 40s. If you look at IMDB, up until that age, I made roughly one film a year. In my entire 40s, I made one movie, Stuart Little,” she said. “I was getting offers, but for nothing meaty or interesting like in my 30s. I’d been completely ruined and spoiled.” As the options ran out for Davis she started the “Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media”.
Institute on Gender in Media
Geena started the Institute because years ago she noticed that there was a severe gender disparity in children’s media. In the 21st Century, women and girls are 51% of the population yet entertainment media shows fewer women on screen; at a ratio of approximately 3:1. Children are engaging with media up to 7 hours a day, and consuming massive amounts of unconscious bias in the programming they’re consuming. Geena’s institute wants to see a drastic change. We wish her a lot of luck.