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Fifty Cents For Your Soul: Women and the Show Business Boys' Club

Fifty Cents For Your Soul: Women and the Show Business Boys' Club

Marilyn Monroe famously said, “Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul.” In light of news about Hollywood’s worst-kept secrets amidst a culture of rampant sexual assault and intimidation, we present films that explore the troubling power dynamics that have plagued the industry from its beginnings. We can only hope the next era brings a revolution of new classics that tell the show business story from a woman’s perspective. Until then, we offer a look at the status quo with a keen understanding of the price female artists have paid to do the work they love.

See Also: Hollywood’s Gender Problem: A Three-Part Seminar

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