The Acolyte Paid Women LESS Than Men…


The Force is female… and she’s broke. According to reports, The Acolyte paid women on staff less than men. That’s not a good look for a “female-forward” Star Wars series. Then we talk about Leslye Headland doing damage control for the series.

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Disney’s Star Wars show “The Acolyte” is facing criticism for paying women less than men, low viewership, and controversial changes, leading to negative reviews and doubts about Disney’s decision-making process.

00:00 Disney paid women less than men to work on the show, and controversial changes and statements have caused the show to receive negative reviews.

01:47 Disney Star Wars shows struggling with low viewership and drama focus, Caroline Reed criticizes for paying women 19.4% less than men despite claiming to be progressive.

04:19 The Acolyte pre-production budget is $48.5 million, women were paid 19.4% less on average.

06:18 The Acolyte show is being criticized for low ratings and review bombing, with some reviewers pointing out serious flaws in the show.

07:38 Kathleen Kennedy defends Liz Hedin’s leadership of The Acolyte, but there is inequality in pay for women working on Star Wars shows.

10:43 Disney’s Acolyte series criticized for LGBTQ representation, with actress Amandla Stenberg expressing surprise, while the company pays women less than men.

13:16 The Acolyte show creator addresses controversy over unequal pay for women amidst LGBTQ representation debate.

15:13 The speaker questions Dave Filoni’s hero status in the Star Wars community, criticizes “The Acolyte” show, and doubts Disney’s decision-making process, suggesting potential reconning of Disney Plus shows in the future.

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