Jordan Peele and Greta Gerwig injected some much needed optimist into the conversation about Hollywood’s direction in a joint interview with Vanity Fair. In an industry reeling from recent attention to its overwhelming whiteness and maleness, the success of Peele’s Get Out, a horror movie about a young black man and his girlfriend’s liberal and racist family, and Gerwig’s Lady Bird, about one year in the life of a teenage girl, have been of massive importance. “It seems like the world is getting sick of the last 10 years of film, and they want a new perspective,” Peele said. “It just feels like it could be the beginning of a special time in Hollywood.” Gerwig echoed Peele’s optimism about the new possibilities forged by their films, adding the she hopes to eventually start a production company focused on supporting young female filmmakers.
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