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Carey Mulligan says “sexist film industry” has been ignoring women’s stories

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Academy Award-nominated actress Carey Mulligan shared some insight on sexism in the film industry, ahead of the release of Suffragette, in which she portrays a British women’s rights activist. Talking to Reader’s Digest about the movie, she said it didn’t surprise her that the story of the suffragette movement hadn’t yet been told by Hollywood. “I don’t think it’s an oversight at all,” said the 30-year old actress. “I think we have a sexist film industry, and stories about women are largely untold. This is one that’s fallen by the wayside because of that. I think a lot of people have sat around tables in various production offices and decided it wasn’t financially viable.” In the movie, which comes out in select U.S. cinemas on October 23, she portrays a middle-class housewife fighting for universal suffrage. She co-stars alongside Meryl Streep, who plays Emmeline Pankhurst, one of the key leaders of the historic movement. The two actresses will appear with director Sarah Gavron to discuss the film at our upcoming Women in the World Summit in London.

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