I heard about this list from the AS blog... And was sad to see how few women are on it... Would be interested to see any opinion pieces about why that is.
Also bothered by the idea that you have to be "young" (however defined) to be "hungry" or "hot" -- especially in the wake of the settlement of the age-related class action suit by the WGA/AARP.
No idea how they chose it, but I think, like too many other lists, it's a bunch of reps getting their clients on a list.
Though congrats to Chris for making it on the list.
I checked this out, Lauri. I have often wondered why women are such minorities (like, by a wide margin) in lists such as this, in contests, etc. I mean, even here on AS, the majority of "winners" are males. I can't believe there is still prejudice; perhaps there is, but I also wonder if it's as simple as this: The majority of "successful" films are big time action/adventure/horror. Based on what I've seen, such stories tend to be written by men...adrenalien and all that.
I also think that maybe men tend to write what's "sale-able" and women tend to write what they love and feel connected to. Sadly, what we love and feel connected to is to often unwanted by the big boys, ie., studios.
And, I agree with Scott: it's all very political. But political or not, the ratio between men and women remains troublesome.
What's the deal with this site? It costs $79 to read anything (except for that list) and MUST use a gmail account, preferably connected to PayPal. I wouldn't care not to be on that list. And I'm not, although I'm quite hungry.
Well Lauri, the women I have chained up in my basement are definitely young and hungry.
Oh wait, I don't even have a basement.*
For any one who doesn't get it, let me make it clear that this post is for entertainment purposes only and that I really don't have any women chained up.