A personal, collective, and metrics-driven dive into the systemic exclusion of women from Hollywood, the experiences of women who are trying to break the system open, and the impact that their absence is having on our cultural psyche.
She provides both raw data and personal experiences to show that this 'male gaze' has a long history. She believes that ingrained power structures have permeated the film industry ... Jones’ writing has an honesty and energy that make the book a real page-turner. I did wish for a more complete index so that I could go back and find the context for specific names or ideas, but that quibble aside, The Wrong Kind of Women is an outpouring of passion that will change the ways in which movies are seen.
... carefully researched ... Extensive resources (graphs, tables, lists, and notes) add context ... An intriguing read about how influence works in the film industry, for people in it; also relevant for the way it spun conversations around #MeToo.
... a spirited critique of the film industry’s treatment of women at all levels ... Jones offers concrete suggestions for change within and outside of the industry, including by filmgoers who should 'vote with your dollar' ... A bold, convincing call for new voices and perspectives in cinema.