Hot Girls Wanted Turned On Sundance
Hot Girls Wanted Turned On Sundance

Rashida Jones Calls Out Double Standard on How Female Directors Are Judged

Rashida Jones is back in the director’s chair for her follow-up to “Hot Girls Wanted,” and took aim at one of the all-too-common double standards for women in Hollywood. Jones joined “Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On” producers Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher’s at the Sundance Film Festival to talk about the movie, and a struggle female directors often face.

“When a female director has a bomb, her gender is blamed for it,” Jones said. “If a male director bombs, he just keeps directing more movies. I think everybody thinks, ‘Oh, well, we tried with a woman!’ Which is totally insane, because… many reasons. Because of infinite reasons, it’s insane.”

“I think that women just need to keep failing — just keep failing, you know? — and then eventually, it’s not a failure,” she added.

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