As we start the new year, I thought it would be interesting to look at the narratives that dominated the conversation over the past year. Would love to hear if you have any thoughts on other topics that dominated the conversations.
Here is what I came up with:
The success of Bridesmaids and the realization that women can be funny. (duh)
Winter's Bone and The Kids are All Right get best picture nominations for 2011.
Women directors not being in the conversation for the 2012 Oscar.
The breakout success of Jessica Chastain
Women make up only 33% of speaking parts in films and less than 10% of writers and directors.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson becomes the highest grossing women director with King Fu Panda 2.
A very impressive woman. She started a foundation in her home country of South Africa to end sexual violence and reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. Young Adult starts rolling out this weekend and will open wide on December 16.
If you think you knew what Young Adult was about, this will throw a wrench in those thoughts. Just please don't play this around the kids - it's good and dirty.
Film opens in NY and LA Dec 9 and then rolls out across the country.