From left to right: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Paulson.
The first image from the upcoming heist film Ocean’s Eight has been released, featuring the eight female leads riding the New York City subway. This film poster is striking in featuring only females, all traveling with an air of aloofness. In addition, these actresses form a range of racial groups and sexual orientations, representing diversity in this one photo.
It feels rare, even in 2017, to see films featuring an all-female cast. I hope that the Ghostbusters remake of 2016, and this upcoming Ocean’s Eight film will be the start to many more female focused films, in 2017 and beyond.
If you have never heard of The Bechdel Test, regarding women in film, have a look at the below video;