The civil rights organization sent letters requesting an investigation into the industry’s hiring practices.
Lupita Nyong'o winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Image via YouTube screencapture.
Rita Wilson and Geena Davis aren’t the only ones at the frontlines of the fight against gender discrimination in Hollywood: the ACLU has joined the ring, with a righteous plea towards government agencies to investigate the sexism embedded within the film and television industries. Yesterday, the civil rights group announced that it had sent letters to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs requesting inquiries into the hiring practices of Hollywood studios.