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Key Concepts‘Your Age Is One of My Favourite Things About You’: Meyers’s Older Women and the Gendered Experience of Ageing

Deborah Jermyn

Deborah Jermyn is a Reader in Film and Television at Roehampton University, UK. She is the author and editor of numerous books exploring women, feminism and popular culture including Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight (2013), Sex and the City (2009) and Hollywood Transgressor: The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Meyers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...It has long been observed that Hollywood is no friend to older women. Somewhere in or around their thirties or even earlier, the nature of the roles that might be open to women stars begins to change (both in terms of narrative function...

Conclusion

Deborah Jermyn

Deborah Jermyn is a Reader in Film and Television at Roehampton University, UK. She is the author and editor of numerous books exploring women, feminism and popular culture including Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight (2013), Sex and the City (2009) and Hollywood Transgressor: The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Meyers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...With the possible exception of Private Benjamin, I do not think any of Meyers’ films can be called ‘feminist’ ... To me, the pleasures these films provide are antagonistic to feminist politics. ‘Popular feminism’ is feminism without...

Ways of Watching‘The Romcom Queen’: Gender, Genre and Cultural Value

Deborah Jermyn

Deborah Jermyn is a Reader in Film and Television at Roehampton University, UK. She is the author and editor of numerous books exploring women, feminism and popular culture including Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight (2013), Sex and the City (2009) and Hollywood Transgressor: The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Meyers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Postfeminist romantic comedy’s own conflict with feminism is a conflict with female sexual agency which is not directed towards heterosexual union ... In postfeminist romantic comedy, while heterosexual activity and desire are lauded...

Key Collaborative RelationshipsMeet the Shmeyers: Meyers as Writer-Producer and the ‘Writing Couple’ Leitmotif

Deborah Jermyn

Deborah Jermyn is a Reader in Film and Television at Roehampton University, UK. She is the author and editor of numerous books exploring women, feminism and popular culture including Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight (2013), Sex and the City (2009) and Hollywood Transgressor: The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Meyers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...As we saw in the Introduction, throughout the 1980s and 1990s Nancy Meyers was part of a hugely successful filmmaking team with her long-term collaborator, and romantic partner, Charles Shyer. Despite their prominence as filmmakers...

Rethinking AuthorshipThe Wrong Kind of Woman Filmmaker? Meyers and the Quandaries of the Female Auteur

Deborah Jermyn

Deborah Jermyn is a Reader in Film and Television at Roehampton University, UK. She is the author and editor of numerous books exploring women, feminism and popular culture including Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight (2013), Sex and the City (2009) and Hollywood Transgressor: The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Meyers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...In a 2014 essay, Deborah M. Sims observed that despite being ‘the most financially successful female director of all time’, Nancy Meyers ‘has not broken into the exclusive realm of celebrity directors’, a category she delineates...

Introduction: Women, Hollywood and the Politics of the Popular

Deborah Jermyn

Deborah Jermyn is a Reader in Film and Television at Roehampton University, UK. She is the author and editor of numerous books exploring women, feminism and popular culture including Female Celebrity and Ageing: Back in the Spotlight (2013), Sex and the City (2009) and Hollywood Transgressor: The Cinema of Kathryn Bigelow (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy Meyers

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...If writing this book has underlined anything, it is that Nancy Meyers is a conundrum. As we saw in the Preface, she has directed just six films to date.Equally, though six films might not be considered ‘a lot’ per se, it could be considered...