While officially unconfirmed, actresses (and presenters and nominees) are reportedly planning to wear black to the Golden Globe Awards on January 7 in a silent protest of the deluge of sexual misconduct within the entertainment industry.
“There was a recent meeting at talent agency CAA about how to achieve gender equality in the industry (the agency is also taking the 50/50 by 2020 pledge), there was talk of a new protocol for the red carpet, [as it is] one of the biggest platforms for women in Hollywood,” The Hollywood Reporter is claiming. In an effort to acknowledge the mammoth #metoo movement at the world-televised event, “there is discussion of crafting some sort of talking points,” says a source.
This idea is set to put the wheels in motion for reporters to #AskHerMore, a hashtag started by Reese Witherspoon some years back to invite conversation beyond the clothes a woman was wearing. This follows the announcement during the week that the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 21 will be exclusively presented by females.
According to People, major actresses already on board to wear black are Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone. And, while we commend supporting a cause by way of a sartorial choice, let’s hope Weinstein – and all of those men who thought they could get away with criminal behaviour and have since been outed – get jail time.