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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

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... their mutual antagonism and eventually unite as a couple. As I have argued elsewhere (Jermyn, 2012), the significance and sheer audaciousness of Meyers putting a 57-year-old woman star at the forefront of a Hollywood film, and making...

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

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...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...

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

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... oeuvre. Instead, in keeping with previous work I have undertaken on Kathryn Bigelow (Jermyn, 2003), and notwithstanding the extent to which Meyers is still not generally popularly recognized, one must ask how she has been fashioned,...

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

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... ‘greying’ of mainstream cinema and its different manifestations has gathered momentum (see, for example, Chivers, 2011; Jermyn, 2012; Gravagne, 2013; Jermyn, 2014; Williams, 2015). At the same time, and to sound a note of caution again,...

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

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...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

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... This cultural, critical and industrial gendering of the genre (Jermyn, 2017) feeds its mediocre status, while it also stifles more nuanced consideration of the place of men in all this. As Jeffers McDonald notes, challenging the gendered...