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I’m looking forward to Friday’s Opening Segment, a debate between the leading female empresarios in this highly respected industry about the macho culture of Hollywood. Meanwhile, a red carpet is rolling up to the Shrine Auditorium and I’m excited to witness – but not participate in – the fashion spectacle that celebrates some of the most beautiful, successful and empowering stars in this industry, each with her own sexy style.
But what on earth is the purpose of this red carpet if it’s not to serve as a forum for discussion and unity in an industry that for far too long has been looked down upon as unworthy and irrelevant?
I may be biased as there is no publication that I read that doesn’t feature some sort of fashion coverage on the A-list of the film industry. In fact, for many decades now, movies with broad themes have produced some of the most legendary films and characters we have ever seen.
Films like the Anakin Skywalker inspired Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Tim Burton’s 1988 Beetlejuice, John Carpenter’s original 1979 Halloween, and last year’s Christopher Nolan’s epic Dunkirk is just a small sample of epic cinema that has told a variety of fascinating stories through the lens of fashion.
For some years now, I’ve been focused on how social media allows us to influence and encourage others in ways beyond mere promotions and showings. Today, I want to use that influence to spark a discussion between all of us, hoping to provide a voice and spur action among those who may be reluctant to talk about these issues.
To that end, I’ve designed and published a new website, A Call to Action, specifically designed to allow for a discussion between social media users. There is a major disconnect between Twitter users and those engaged in the film industry and I am hoping my new website can bridge that gap.
To explore the website, click here. To view social media posts by others, go to the website here.
Bottom line: Together, let’s make the world a safer, better place for the people who will suffer from a lack of attention or simply see their hard work go to waste if no action is taken.
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