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Heather Graham: Hollywood is 'totally sexist'
By Sadie Gennis
TV Guide

Heather Graham is the latest actress to speak out about the problems of misogyny in Hollywood. During a discussion about being typecast in "sexy" roles, the "Boogie Nights" and "Californication" star told Esquire that the movie business is "totally sexist."

"If you look at all the movies being made these days, eighty percent of them are about men," Graham said.

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"There's not much I can do about it. It's a sexist world and a sexist industry. But I've been very lucky as an actress, to work as much as I have and as consistently as I have. And when you don't see the kind of stories out there that represent you, you have to make them yourself. I actually just wrote a script that I want to direct," Graham continued.

The film, which Graham hopes to also star in, will explore "sex from a female point of view." "I don't see anything in film about women who want to have sex. I don't see myself and my friends represented. When do you ever get to see a movie from the point of view of a woman who's more interested in having really great orgasms than finding a husband? I would say almost never," Graham said.

But while Graham hopes to carve out more roles for herself that will help fight back against Hollywood's sexism, the actress remains grateful for the roles she gets. "I like to approach things the same in art as in life. You can choose to look on the positive side and enjoy whatever roles you're given. You can find the silver lining in anything," Graham explained.

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17Comments
Apr 25, 2014 10:46AM
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Ironic considering she has built her career around roles highlighting her sexuality.  Might be better received from someone like Meryl Streep...
Apr 25, 2014 6:36AM
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Get real,  she picks the roles that pay the most.
Apr 25, 2014 11:27AM
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This is funny coming from a woman who's first real role was a porn star in Boogie Nights. 
Apr 25, 2014 1:08PM
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I've wanted to give her a great orgasm since Bowfinger !  Seriously, call me Heather !
Apr 25, 2014 1:07PM
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Bull Crap Heather graham.   All the good movie ideas are being ruined by putting in females and forces them down our throat.   The thing remake, Dawn of the dead remake, Evil dead remake.  What about twilight and like every darn pg13 movie.  All women are strong men are weak movies.   She just wants attention.  I hate this,  the more these rich starlets talk the worse our movies become.   I am glad there are still films like Wolf cop coming out that really know what makes a movie a movie.   
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