Actresses’ Movie Roles Are 1-Size-Fits-All; Not So On TV

“There are more and better roles for women on one season of ‘Brothers and Sisters’ and ‘Big Love’ or ‘Damages’ and ‘Desperate Housewives’ than there will be in an entire year of Hollywood films. Roles that require depth and wisdom and boundless energy, that demand of their performers the dramatic flexibility and exploration of character. Roles that don’t seem to punish them simply for being women.”