Credit Matt Petit
It is remarkable to think that Kathryn Bigelow is the first ever women director to win an Oscar. Just take a breath and digest that sentence. Sexism is alive and kicking in the film world and especially in Hollywood and the Hollywood press where women are relegated to “chick flicks.” Bigelow has always worked against the stereotype, proving women have a penchant for violence and kick ass entertainment in film but I don’t think her win will change much of the depressing numbers of women who work behind the camera. Despite box offices successes of traditional female driven movies such as “Mama Mia,” Hollywood fails to break out the champagne and produce films for us, using the tired and false excuse that there’s no audience for 51% of the population.
Bigelow has and will inspire women and men to “never give up on your dream.”