With 'Westworld', Lisa Joy is Rewriting Women's Power Story Line in Hollywood and Beyond
It is early November in Los Angeles, almost one month to the day since the Harvey Weinstein stories broke, and I am standing outside the office of writer-director-producer Lisa Joy. Joy and Jonathan Nolan, her husband and creative partner, are the brain trust behind HBO’s big-budget drama Westworld, whose second season premieres April 22. The show is about an immersive adult theme park with a Wild West setting, where androids, known as “hosts,” fulfill the basest fantasies of visiting guests, most of them men. Not surprisingly, the role of women in Hollywood, onscreen and off, is on my mind as I press a nondescript silver buzzer labeled simply “Westworld.” It seems quietly, almost eerily, incongruous with the elaborate, violent world Joy and Nolan have created.
With 'Westworld', Lisa Joy is Rewriting Women's Power Story Line in Hollywood and Beyond.