Women And Hollywood In 2017: In Front Of The Camera And BehindPlay
"Star Wars: The Last Jedi" premiered late Thursday night. Does the latest installment answer key questions about Rey — the mysterious, strong with the Force, young woman at the center of the franchise reboot?
Early reviews seem to say that Daisy Ridley does a good job again in the role — she's shouldering quite a burden being a central female character in an historically male-dominated movie franchise.
On the one hand, 2017 has been a year of reckoning about the massive challenges, sexism, and harassment women face in Hollywood. On the other hand, we've seen some fierce ladies on screen this year as well. What do the two trends mean for women in film?
Kate Taylor, film critic at the Globe & Mail. She tweets @thatkatetaylor.