Seriously, does Jamie Denbo look too old to play the wife of a 57-year-old man? [Image by Jesse Grant/Getty Images]C[Image by Jesse Grant/Getty Images]te f-word to describe how she feels about ageism in Hollywood, calling it, “f***ing outrageous.” Mirren went on to call it annoying and ridiculous. Is it purely coincidental that Jamie Denbo also was generous with the f-bombs in her recent tweets when she spoke about being turned down for this role because of her age?
It was almost a year ago that Maggie Gyllenhaal had a similar experience to Jamie Denbo’s. She was turned down for a role where she would have been the wife a 55-year-old actor. At the time, she was 37-years-old. That’s an 18-year difference. And neither Maggie Gyllenhaal nor Jamie Denbo look particularly old for their age. In fact, both Maggie and Jamie are looking pretty good.
Other actresses that have spoke out about the subject of ageism in Hollywood include Kate Mara, Amy Adams, and Jessica Lange. Lange, in particular, has spoken about how as women get older in Hollywood, there just are not as many roles that are applicable to them. Then Hollywood gives a lot of the age appropriate roles that do exist to younger and younger women.
What do you think of this subject of sexism and ageism that Jamie Denbo has stirred up on Twitter? Is ageism in Hollywood something real? And even if it is real, does it matter? Who is it hurting if movies and television shows like to show attractive younger women? Should Hollywood be held accountable for how women are portrayed in the media? Is it any different than showing airbrushed models in magazines that make them appear perfect when they really aren’t?
These are questions that should be considered and should be discussed. Share your thoughts on the topic of ageism in Hollywood, and more specifically, Jamie Denbo as one of the latest actresses to be turned down for an age appropriate role.
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