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The Wrong Kind of Women

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The Wrong Kind of Women by Naomi McDougall Jones
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Feb 04, 2020 | ISBN 9780807033456
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Praise

“Drawing on more than 100 hours of interviews and abundant studies and news articles, actress, writer, and producer Jones makes her book debut with a spirited critique of the film industry’s treatment of women at all levels . . . . Jones offers concrete suggestions for change within and outside of the industry, including by filmgoers who should ‘vote with your dollars.’ A bold, convincing call for new voices and perspectives in cinema.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Debuts with a timely look at how women are undervalued in Hollywood, on and off the screen. . . . Film viewing will never be the same after reading Jones’s insightful look at the reality of being female in Tinseltown.”
Publishers Weekly

“An intriguing read about how influence works in the film industry, for people in it; also relevant for the way it spun conversations around #MeToo.”
Library Journal

“Writer and producer Jones draws on data, personal experience, and interviews with industry professionals to reveal the systemic sexism that continues to shut women out of film. . . . But while Jones is clear-eyed about the problems women face in film, she is also optimistic about the future, identifying strategies to create more inclusive movies and highlighting the work of those endeavoring to change the industry. Well written, passionate, and occasionally shocking, this urgent and necessary book will appeal to film buffs and feminists alike.”
Booklist

“We need truth. The curtain must be pulled back, and Naomi McDougall Jones has done just that.”
—Rose McGowan, director and author of Brave

“Over the last several years, the true nature of Hollywood has been revealed. Naomi McDougall Jones adds to the discourse and shines a stark and brutal light on the patriarchal and racist systems that women experience in all facets of the Hollywood system. The Wrong Kind of Women is a call to arms for both men and women who desire the industry to be more equitable and inclusive.”
—Melissa Silverstein, founder and publisher, Women and Hollywood

“A stunning eye-opener . . . . Naomi’s extensive research is extraordinary, and her charming, sly, and witty voice invites us to understand the problem while still enjoying the process and imagining solutions. The Wrong Kind of Women is a must-read textbook for every introductory film class. Moreover, it’s a superb resource for anyone interested in issues of gender equality in American media.”
—Jan Eliasberg, veteran film and television director and writer

The Wrong Kind of Women is a unique and refreshing combination of honest memoir, incisive journalism, and farsighted prescription for the sexist practices that have hurt not only Hollywood but society in general.”
—Jack Lechner, former studio executive, producer of Blue Valentine and The Fog of War

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note

INTRODUCTION
Beyond the Lights

CHAPTER 1
It Felt Like Love

CHAPTER 2
Dance, Girl, Dance

CHAPTER 3
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

CHAPTER 4
Brick Lane

CHAPTER 5
Mudbound

CHAPTER 6
Songs My Brothers Taught Me

CHAPTER 7
One Way or Another

CHAPTER 8
Daughters of the Dust

CHAPTER 9
Wonder Wom(e)n

CHAPTER 10
Me and You and Everyone We Know

CONCLUSION
Enough Said

Acknowledgments
List of Interviews
Resource List of Organizations Working Toward Intersectional Parity in US Entertainment Media
Notes
Image Credits

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