Marta Kauffman on Progress for Women in Hollywood: "We've Got a Long Way to Go"
The executive producer of 'Seeing Allred' shares her thoughts with THR on why there's progress in Hollywood, but the road ahead is still very long.
Seeing Allred, Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman's documentary about outspoken lawyer Gloria Allred's passionate advocacy, just had its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, and it seems like the film came at the right time.
With the rise of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, women in entertainment and all over the world are starting to see change happening. But as executive producer Marta Kauffman told The Hollywood Reporter, the fight isn’t over yet.
“I think we have come a long way, but I think we have a really long way to go until Hollywood is willing to make movies by women and about women, which they don’t do,” Kauffman said.
She pointed out one movie in particular that’s receiving Oscar buzz this awards season: James Franco’s The Disaster Artist.
“I have a thing about The Disaster Artist, which celebrates this main character, who is abusive, and makes him sympathetic,” she said. “We’ve got a very long way to go [when a film like that] is not only acceptable but celebrated."