It seems like Lake Bell is everywhere lately. NPR, The Daily Show, etc. Most recently she’s in our faces—in all her glory—on the cover of New York Magazine.
She has written and directed a film, In a World, about a woman, Carol (played by Bell), who is trying to break into the male-dominated world of trailer voice over actors. According to the article in New York, it’s “a funny but pointed take on Hollywood’s lack of good roles for women, even behind the scenes”.
Bell is welcome to use her body in whichever way she chooses to do so, but the cover is a little confusing, especially since the photo shoot is not discussed in the article. Is it meant to be ironic?
Not to mention the article, written by a woman, takes three paragraphs to even mention her film. Most of it is spent discussing Bell’s husband, Scott Campbell, and their various collaborations together. Plenty of women collaborate with men and several with their romantic partners, but since Hollywood seems to only view women as “the girlfriend” or “mother”, it seems an odd way to publicize a film which is meant to point out Hollywood’s misogyny.