Under The Thumbs – Rachel Tunnard Talks About Sexism In Hollywood

Posted by June 14, 2016 Comment

British indie film director Rachel Tunnard presents a short video of two thumbs discussing sexism in Hollywood. ahead of the release of her film Adult Life Skills.

She tells the WomenAndHollywood blog

Over the past few years I’ve been making a comedy feature film called “Adult Life Skills” and I am being asked a lot in the press about being a “woman in film.”

Sometimes, it’s hard to talk about being a “female filmmaker” without sounding like you have a massive chip on your shoulder (I do have a chip but it is about my mum not letting me have a shell suit in the late 1980s because she thought I would set fire to myself).

I don’t want to rant about how sexism is about undermining your power and authority not just saying “your tits look nice in that top” so lets just say — some of the things in this video actually happened — and not the bit stopping the filming to go to the toilet and gossip with my Director of Photography. (I’m not saying we didn’t gossip on the loo — I’m saying we just waited until someone shouted “CUT!”)

As left thumb says, she’s clearly just being opportunist…


(Last Updated June 14, 2016 6:43 am )