Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’ explores racism and sexism in the industry

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Netflix’s “Hollywood” makes it clear that if you’re Asian, Black or Jewish, you’ll have a tough time landing acting gigs. Credit: Saeed Adyani/Netflix.

The new Netflix miniseries “Hollywood” is set in the 1940s. It tells the story of Hollywood’s Golden Age through the eyes of aspiring actors, a director, and screenwriter. It exposes the dark side of Hollywood, and tackles racism, sexism and homophobia.

Credits

Guest:
Ian Brennan - co-creator of “Hollywood” on Netflix

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Kathryn Barnes