What’s Current: Pamela Adlon reveals pressures girls face to sexualize in Hollywood

Pamela Adlon

A conversation between Pamela Adlon, Minnie Driver, Kathryn Hahn, and Issa Rae in The Hollywood Reporter reveal the incredible sexism women face in Hollywood. Pamela Adlon says:

“When I was 15, I was doing my second movie, and it was a really independent movie, so we were stealing locations, and we played orphans, so we’d break into somebody’s house. We’re shooting at one of those houses on Sunset, and you’re always supposed to have a guardian on set when you’re a minor, but mine was gone, and we did a scene where we broke into a house and then we go swimming in the pool. The scene is over, and I have a towel on, and the director comes over to me and he goes, ‘Pam, it would be really funny if you dropped the towel and we could just see your butt, like, really fast.'”

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Susan Cox
Susan Cox

Susan Cox is a feminist writer and academic living in the United States. She teaches in Philosophy.

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