"That's a Chick's Movie!": How Women Are Excluded from Screenwriting Work

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Turning to the question of gender in screenwriting employment and work practices, in “‘That’s a Chick’s Movie’: How Women Are Excluded from Screenwriting Work”, Natalie Wreyford draws on original interviews and the work of Pierre Bourdieu to consider the gendered construction of taste and its consequences for women screenwriters, suggesting that, despite the increased acknowledgement of inequalities in the workplace, the gendering of taste is one significant reason why they remain unaddressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Screenwriting Studies
EditorsRosamund Davies, Paolo Russo, Claus Tieber
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-20769-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-20768-6
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2023


  • Screenwriting
  • Film
  • Gender
  • Inequality
  • Creative and cultural work


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