Netflix Not Recognizing the Rights of Lily Tomlin & Jane Fonda: The Sociopathic Business Model™
May 14, 2015
For those that think sexism is something we left behind in the Mad Men era rest assured it hasn’t gotten better it’s actually gotten worse. It may have evolved from a pat on the ass to paying women less but it’s still insulting & demeaning. From Silicon Valley to the Sony Hack there’s fact based evidence that sexism isn’t a throw-back trend like neon from the 80’s it’s been entrenched in a corrupt business model all along.
Indie Wire Women and Hollywood Ikoo Kang
Equal work should receive equal pay, while more work should receive more pay, right?
Apparently no such logic exists at Netflix HQ. Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who star in the new streaming series “Grace and Frankie,” made public their unhappiness with their paychecks from the sitcom, which have the two female leads earning the same amount as their male supporting actors, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.
“[Tomlin] found out [Waterston and Sheen] are getting the same salary that we are,” said Fonda at a Netflix press day. “That doesn’t make us happy.”
“The show is not ‘Sol and Robert,'” added Tomlin, referring to Waterston and Sheen’s characters. “It’s ‘Grace and Frankie.'”
And as a reminder to the women in Hollywood the exploitation of one minority via cultural appropriation hurts not helps the very valid argument of equal pay.