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Grow a Moustache for Success? Filmmaker Tanya Gorlow Thinks So

January 27, 2011

According to census statistics from September 2010, women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. With that in mind, if a woman wants to get ahead in corporate America, she may want to think about being a man, says filmmaker Tanya Gorlow.

That’s the sentiment behind Gorlow’s work Ms. Moustache. Gorlow’s film, shot in a faux-industrial style, explores how Jeanine, a frustrated office worker, climbs the corporate ladder by imitating her superiors. But instead of pinstriped gray suits and shoulder pads, she comes to work with a bushy, auburn moustache.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 2011

For a woman to get ahead in corporate America, she may want to think about being a man.

That’s the sentiment behind filmmaker Tanya Gorlow’s work Ms. Moustache. Gorlow’s film, shot in a faux-industrial style, explores how Jeanine, a frustrated office worker, climbs the corporate ladder by imitating her superiors. But instead of pinstriped gray suits and shoulder pads, she comes to work with a bushy, auburn moustache.

“We want to highlight the absurd lengths women go to to find success in the workplace,” Gorlow said. “But we also want to provide a few laughs.”

Gorlow hopes the 4-minute short will become something of a training film, to be shown to new office workers both male and female. The film is viewable on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z94PlhnRcIw.

According to census statistics from September 2010, women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. Although great strides have been made in recent decades, Gorlow said, the disparity in pay makes it hard for women to get ahead.

Brendan Gill, the film’s director, hopes that the film will provoke discussion on a topic that grows more important every year. According to 2009 statistics, women comprise 40 percent of the primary breadwinners for their families.

“We didn’t want to crank out another boring, ham-handed training or “Ëœeducational’ film,” Gill said. “We wanted to treat it as an important topic, but in a humorous way. We hope it gets people to talk about workplace fairness, and what kind of workforce we want to have, not just now, but in the future.”

The film was produced by Luneshadow Pictures, a Los Angeles based production company that specializes in industrials and short-form media. For more information, please visit http://www.luneshadowpictures.com.

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