Hollywood’s pay gap based on gender was highlighted intensively back in 2015 when hacked documents were revealed major pay disparities between top familiar faces in the industry. In recent times, even top actresses have used their platform in the public eye to speak up on the matter as it persists.
In an interview, Natalie Portman has revealed that she was paid three times less than her male co-star, Ashton Kutcher for her role in ‘No Strings Attached’ back in 2011. According to a study, “In fact, there are more roles for men, period: Male characters comprise an overwhelming 71 percent of all speaking roles in movies”. If this does not justify why we should always fight for women on screen, I don’t really know what will. You’d think this wouldn’t even be an issue anymore, having to think that we’ve come a long way to get to a certain state of mind of equality. Women in all industries are fighting for equal pay and opportunities, no matter what industry they’re in.
Keep supporting by checking out these shows to support the talented women we love who rule the screen:
Orange Is The New Black
A privileged New Yorker ends up a women’s prison when a past crime catches up with her in this Emmy-winning series from the creator of of ‘Weeds’.
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, Jason Biggs, Natasha Lyonne.
A drama series that follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second the second half of the 20th century.
Starring: Claire Foy, John Lithgow, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby, Jared Harris.
Seven years after vanishing from her home, a young woman returns with mysterious new abilities and recruits five strangers for a secret mission.
Starring: Brit Marling, Jason Isaacs, Emory Cohen, Scott Wilson, Phyllis Smith.
House of Cards
A ruthless politician will stop at nothing to rule Washington, D.C., in this Emmy and Golden Globe-winning political drama.
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Kate Mara, Corey Stoll, Michael Kelly.
How To Get Away With Murder
Brilliant criminal defense attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students, become involved in a twisted murder case.
Starring: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay.
Check out the full list of TV Shows and Movies for Women Who Rule The Screen on Netflix.