Mature Meryl and hot Helen : Hollywood, gossip and the ‘appropriately’ ageing actress

Fairclough, K ORCID: 2014, 'Mature Meryl and hot Helen : Hollywood, gossip and the ‘appropriately’ ageing actress' , in: Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism : Harleys and Hormones , Palgrave, London, pp. 140-155.

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In a 2009 article from the UK Guardian, Vanessa Thorpe writes: When a film star seduces someone 20 or 30 years their junior on screen, the audience doesn’t bat an eyelid. In fact, it is an established cinema convention. If the older star is a woman, however, public reaction is harder to predict. But now Hollywood, so long accused of sexism because of the way it treats female talent, finally seems prepared to tackle a subject once regarded as beyond the pale: sex and the sixty-something woman.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Whelehan, I and Gwynne, J
Themes: Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Publisher: Palgrave
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9781137376527
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr K Fairclough-Isaacs
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 17:24
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 19:18

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