For decades, there’s been a huge gender disparity both on-screen and behind the scenes. But it seems like cold, hard data — with an assist from the actor Geena Davis — may finally be moving the needle.
The new documentary 'This Changes Everything' explores how women in Hollywood are pushing for more representation in front of and behind the camera. Actor Geena Davis and director Maria Giese talk with Terry Gross about the dramatic disparities on screen. Davis also discusses her career in films, including 'Tootsie' and 'Thelma & Louise.'Bruce Talamon has photographed Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Al Green, Diana Ross, Bob Marley, Patti LaBelle ... the list goes on. A new book shows his work from 1972-1982. He spoke with Sonari Glinton.
Actor Geena Davis joins us to discuss her activism for gender parity and representation in Hollywood, and her new documentary, “This Changes Everything,” about the problems women encounter in gaining equality with their male colleagues in the entertainment industry. In October, Davis will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy at the Governor’s Awards.