What we’re hearing from people in the entertainment industry is that there just isn’t enough.
There aren’t enough good roles for women. There aren’t enough women producing, whether on the business or the creative end.
The Bridesmaids movie was a big deal for obvious and frustrating reasons. Just Google “Why Bridesmaids matters,” and you’ll read lots about how Bridesmaids is proof that women are funny [in the way that men are funny, which is of course the only sort of funny available at the box office]. Some called it the female version of The Hangover, which is so typical it hurts.
But Bridesmaids is not proof that women are funny because women do not have anything to prove to anyone but themselves. What Bridesmaids really proves is that Bridesmaids is not enough. We’re hungry for a more inclusive Hollywood; we’re hungry for more movies that make us feel like Bridesmaids.