Tag: Movies

Geena Davis’ Letter to Hollywood: Want a Female President? Put Them Onscreen First

Geena Davis, Hollywood Reporter – December 7, 2016

I always say, “If they can see it, they can be it.” Here’s my favorite illustration of that concept: A few years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Vigdis Finnbogadottir, former president of Iceland. She told me that while in office, she would get letters from young boys asking, “Madam President, do you think a boy will ever become president?” Interesting, huh?

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Will Sela Ward’s Female President in ‘Independence Day’ Sequel Be the Best Ever? She Doesn’t Have Much Competition.

Emily Heil, The Washington Post – December 14, 2015

Ward’s President Lanford, the commander-in-chief during the return of those pesky aliens that Will Smith fought in the original film, is only the ninth-ever female POTUS portrayed on the big screen (contrast that with nearly 150 male movie presidents, at least by the Wikipedia page count).

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