Jane Fonda has previously said that “ageism is alive and well” in Hollywood, with men allowed to age because they “become more desirable by being powerful,”
“With women it’s all about how we look. Men are very visual, they want young women,” she said.
“So, for us, it’s all about trying to stay young.”
The flip side of this being some rather large number of juicy young things getting roles at ages where blokes are still considered spotty young oiks.
Differential evaluations of desirability in a sexually dimorphic species being such a surprise, eh?