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'Happy Valley' Creator Sally Wainwright on Sexism in Hollywood vs. UK

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Happy Valley creator and showrunner Sally Wainwright talks to Indiewire about juggling three shows on-air concurrently, and why she doesn't think sexism is as much of a problem across the pond as it is in America.

She says, "I think if you're talented, and you've got what it takes, it doesn't matter what sex you are. It seems to me it's harder in America. There's a lot more sexism in the American system, certainly on-screen. Women have to be very thin and very beautiful, whereas men can be much more eccentric; they can be old and fat. In the UK, we can portray women as they really are."

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