Steven Spielberg‘s The Post had a big premiere last night in Washington, D.C. HE’s own Ann Hornaday, the Post‘s senior film critic and learned explorer of all things Hollywood past and present, conducted what I presume was a post-screening discussion with Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk and Bradley Whitford.
HE readers who recently took issue with Indiewire‘s Anne Thompson for calling All The President’s Men “sexist” should know that Streep is on the same page:
“Our history about The Washington Post [has been] largely formed by All the President’s Men, in which she doesn’t appear,” Streep said last night. “And she was responsible for the courageous stance that the reporters were able to take.
“I don’t think there’s a woman alive who hasn’t found herself at the pinnacle of her career and doesn’t feel in some way the imposter syndrome — insecurity. [Graham] was on one of the most brilliant people of the 20th century, male or female, [and] yet she still felt inadequate. I relate to that. I think many women can. And that’s a shame. That’s a shame.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) December 15, 2017