A powerful new report by the New York Times may be the deepest, most definitive analysis yet of the sexism that cuts through Hollywood.

Interviewing over 100 men and women in the industry over six months, reporter Maureen Dowd traced movie history and gathered dozens of shocking anecdotes from numerous female directors and showrunners about their experience in the industry. Interestingly enough, Dowd notes the failures of today’s film world all started with Jaws in 1975.

“America fell in love with the blockbuster, and Hollywood got hooked on the cohort of 15-year-old boys,” she writes. “It has never wavered in this obsession, even though girls and women buy half the movie tickets and watch more TV series, and even though teenage boys are increasingly fixated on gaming.” Read more…

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Powerful Maureen Dowd piece is the definitive account of Hollywood sexism