Hollywood doesn’t like women over 30 — and more findings on gender from a century of film
"Hollywood is predictably sexist, according to a new analysis of stars through history."
I'll say this slow so even that idiot Gus Lubin will understand it. Hollywood doesn't decide what viewers like in a movie, viewers do. It is not that Hollywood likes women under 30, it is that movie viewers like women under 30.
This is only difficult for sexists who do not understand that men, and women value men differently then women, it's human nature, everyone does it. Women are valued for youth, and beauty, so it is unsurprising that young women would be highly prized in film, while older women are not.
I am pretty sure this also perplexed old Gus, but it shouldn't. Neither men, nor women like the sound of a woman's voice as well as they like the sound of a man's voice. It simply has to do with the fact that the higher range of the woman sounds more shrill to the ear. While the lower range of the man's voice sounds better.
Women had more parity with men in silent film because the voice was never an issue. After the voice became more of an issue, and the attractiveness of female actors dropped a small amount, beauty, and youth beat even a shrill voice.
The only sexist in this article is Gus, predictably. Get over it Gus, you are what you are.