Film in 2017 included an extremely significant milestone.
Happy New Year! While we all gear up for the twin delights, Oscar Snub Season and Shitty January Horror Movie Season, there is some good news to look back on: The three highest-grossing, most successful movies of the year were all led by women. One of them was even directed by a woman.
As it stands, The Last Jedi, starring Daisy Ridley takes the #1 spot, after just three weeks of existence. Bringing up the rear are Beauty and the Beast with Emma Watson in 2nd, and Wonder Woman, fronted flawlessly by Gal Gadot in third.
It's been a dark, exhausting year for entertainment in many ways, but such a historic milestone should be appreciated. Even now, there are grumblings about the "marketability" of female-led movies—the Marvel Cinematic Universe, entering its eleventh year, is still yet to release one—but, hell yeah, the tide is slowly turning.
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