The Horror Honeys: Sisters are Doing It for... the Box Office!

Sisters are Doing It for... the Box Office!

A Horror TV Honey Feature on Women in Hollywood by Lisa

Raise your hand if you have seen any of the following movies:

War of the Worlds
Jurassic Park
World War Z
The Dark Knight
The Hunger Games
Man of Steel

All of these movies, along with 12 Years A Slave, A Mighty Heart, Lincoln, Elizabeth, Proof, Saving Mr. Banks, Eat Pray Love, American Hustle, Zero Dark Thirty, Jane Eyre, Her, The Master, Monsters Inc., A Bug's Life, and Toy Story 3 were produced by women.

That's right Hunties: owners of vaginas are more than capable of producing some of our favorite films and they're not all weepy love stories or romantic comedies. Nope, we've got a woman bringing us the new Star Wars trilogy and come Academy Awards season, there is a high possibility that eleven women will be competing for that coveted Best Picture Oscar.

Eleven Women May Be Competing For Best Picture At The Academy Awards: This Is Huge!

Producer Emma Thomas
Why? Because women only make up 18 percent of the producer's branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. Perhaps 18 percent seems a small number, but in the world of Hollywood, this is a positive and impressive statistic. Producers generate their own work, so really, what you're looking at is a bunch of tiny businesses being spearheaded by women and dominating in their field. As explained by Emma Thomas, the woman behind the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and the upcoming Interstellar

"Producers just produce. You put the team together. You put the project together. You're driving the bus rather than having to be hired." 

Basically, these are not women asking to be employed: they are creating their jobs and that is why female producers are succeeding where female directors are still trying to break through that damn glass ceiling.

There are some who like to say women are good at producing because it requires the typical female qualities such as loyalty, patience, and organization, but really, they're just on top of their game and they want to make a change and a difference in the industry. It's 2014 and we're still talking about women gaining power in Hollywood. Am I the only one who sees something wrong with this? It is no longer a shocker to find out that a woman is just as capable as, if not more than, a man to get shit done.  I applaud these ladies for being fierce and just doing what they do and I hope that they inspire all women, young and old, to just get out there and do what you love.

(Quotes and statistics courtesy of Entertainment Weekly)