I'm Blond, Blue-Eyed, and the New Face of Diversity

October 6, 2014 12:24 PM

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Let me be clear. I am white. Like, really white. Not only is my skin exceedingly fair, I wear clogs. But since I'm a director, and women direct a whopping 4.1 percent of studio films and 14 percent of television, I am a minority.

Men of color fair a little better but if you're a non-white woman, you're practically a unicorn (2 percent). Which is not to say women and people of color are not directing. We are. We just have to do it outside of the primary power structure and without studio financing.

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