Inspired by the upcoming Women in Hollywood symposium and by broader current events in the US film industry, in this podcast I talk with American scholar and invited speaker at the symposium, Kerry McElroy. Kerry is an interdisciplinary scholar currently based at Concordia University in Montreal, who researches and writes on women’s exploitation in Hollywood. She has written on the casting couch, on ethnicity in Hollywood and much more.
In this conversation we cover a range of topics around women’s autonomy (or lack thereof) in the American film industry and the intersecting factors that frequently work against them.
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Music is by kind permission of The Shannon Reilly Trio, the full version of the song Trouble can be found along with it’s video here, and purchased on the Shannon Reilly Band album also called Trouble. The podcast was produced with post-production assistance from John Ashbrook at Radio Pictures.
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