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Top Stories. I know I have characters. I just have to figure out how to get them on television, you know? Fortunately, Shannon was able to advocate for Mary and eventually perform her on the air — and she was a hit in her lifetime, thankfully. Shannon is far from alone in feeling sidelined as a woman in the arts. As a female director, Olnek is also cognizant of how a lack of female figures in this position throughout the history of the entertainment industry has engendered a culture of sexism that is most certainly not historic.
Even in , only 4 percent of the top-grossing films were directed by women — to the detriment of society and equality. As happened with portrayals of women, LGBTQ representation — or the lack of it — has influenced how society perceives queer people.
Neaux Reel Idea: Wild Nights with Emily Review
Instead of depicting these characters just existing — or suffering, as has been the trope in 20th-century entertainment — many of these films are unafraid to show the love and happiness in their lives. This shift is a sign of the times. And I remember being like, I didn't understand it. But I'm thinking about that movie that was ahead of its time too, to air something like that on national network television.
And how would Olnek and Shannon like to redefine Dickinson, who for far too long has been thought of in terms of sadness and tragedy?
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