Over the many months writing this column, one thing is absolutely certain: Hollywood and the film industry still have a lot of work to do when it comes to women in front of and behind the camera. But the fact of the matter is: It's not just the system. There is another thorn in equality that's just as pervasive as eating disorders and body issues, low women-to-men percentages, and wholly troublesome plots -- the moviegoers themselves.
It's funny... We can be so picky, sarcastic, and condescending about so many aspects in Hollywood, but when it comes to themes and characterizations, we're willing to forgive so much. Just as there are hordes of theatergoers who don't find anything wrong with the many troublesome movies that hit the screen, there are masses who would agree with every critique laid upon a film, yet still enjoy it. Why? Because they forgive. A lot.