Empire’s Helen O’Hara penning Women Vs Hollywood book

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Details emerge of the next film book from the quite brilliant Helen O’Hara – and you can now preorder the book as well.

This should be really something. The terrific Empire editor-at-large Helen O’Hara has already penned a couple of film books, and we’ve found out about what she has in store next.

She’s writing Women Vs Hollywood: The Fall And Rise Of Women In Film, which is being published by Robinson next year. The book will explore the role of women behind and in front of the camera since the beginning of Hollywood movies, and how the playing field can be levelled. She’ll be bringing the story right up to the present day, and looking at how things have improved in recent times – but how there’s still a lot of work to do.

The book is published on February 18th of next year, and you can get more details here. Hardback and Kindle versions are up for preorder.

Here’s the cover…

Finally, here’s the synopsis for the book…

In Women vs Hollywood: The Fall and Rise of Women in Film, Empire’s ‘geek queen’ Helen O’Hara takes a closer look at the pioneering and talented women of Hollywood and their work in film since Hollywood began. Equal representation in film matters because it both reflects and influences wider societal gender norms. In understanding how women were largely written out of Hollywood’s own origin story, and how the films we watch are put together, we can finally see how to put an end to a picture that is so deeply unequal — and discover a multitude of stories out there just waiting to be told.

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