No, it’s to alert you to something far more insidious and therefore powerful that harms not just us, particularly women, but our children. It’s something Hollywood has been doing for, well, pretty much always, and with our tremendous influence, we can stop it.
It’s Hollywood’s still rampant ageism and sexism. This is important to us for two reasons:
- Too many of us believe that these two "isms" we as a generation fought so hard to eliminate, are gone, because we now see women in better roles, and a few more Boomers in leading roles usually relegated to the young (like Diane Keaton/Jack Nicholson starring in the 2003 romantic comedy “Something’s Gotta Give). Well, they’re not. Still, very few women are in positions of power in Hollywood (directors, producers), and having a movie thrown at us every 10 years or so that depicts us as vibrant, romantic, and living life to the fullest, doeth not ageism defeat. BTW ladies, notice on the picture of the filming slate above, it still says "cameraman"
- Whether we like it or not, Hollywood has tremendous influence, particularly over the minds and hearts of our kids & grandkids, which means they take in and believe old stereotypes of “young is far better than older” and “women are fine as models and Hollywood eye candy but not to take seriously as power brokers and decision makers”.
You have been officially alerted…