It’s solely right to permit public figures — rock stars, actors, politicians, anyone — the privacy of their grief. While girls did not begin to perform onstage in England till the second half of the 17th-century, they did seem in Italy, Spain and France from the late 16th-century onward. Women taking part in male roles are uncommon in film, with notable exceptions. In 1982, Stina Ekblad performed the mysterious Ismael Retzinsky in Fanny and Alexander, and Linda Hunt obtained the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for enjoying Billy Kwan in The Year of Living Dangerously.
That’s what an “average” porn star makes in a year, based on Joanne Cachapero of the Free Speech Coalition, the closest thing grownup film has to a guild. Big-name female performers — what Cachapero calls “high flight” — can earn $200,000 or extra (males, for once, earn less, although they tend to have longer … Read More