Summer blockbuster season is here. And while this weekend marks the world release of one of a rare gender genre - the female buddy movie - Sex and the City is an anomaly in an otherwise manly summer movie season. Think Iron Man, Batman, Indiana Jones, The Incredible Hulk. One critic called this summer season the ultimate boys' club. It may not be big news that the roles for women on screen and off are few and far between, but why isn't it?
Check out what Q guests and industry insiders Martha Lauzen and Patricia Rozema have to say on the subject here.
And then tell us what you think! Are things getting better or worse for women in film - on screen and behind the cameras? Are you seeing the kinds of female characters and stories you'd like to see?
Are the tiny numbers for women behind the cameras, and the limited roles for women on screen, sexism or just the economics of a business that depends on the dollars of teen boys to make or break an opening weekend? Why will most women go to movies aimed at men but most men won't go to movies aimed at women?
Which summer blockbusters are you most looking forward to and why?