As women over 50 (and some of us are well over 50), we’ve long complained about the invisibility factor. If you’re a frequent reader of this blog, you’ll note that I’m a big believer in the power of our generation to change the marginalizing of mature women—just as we’ve transformed so many other aspects of society. And, thanks to Dana White, one of the more significant barriers to our success is about to fall.
Dana is fighting the good fight and it’s a big one. She is taking on Hollywood’s penchant for blood and gore, speed and explosions, and young, beautiful, half-naked starlets. Dana is crafting a film for grownups. One that stars one of us: a sixty-year-old woman whose life has suffered some unexpected blows.
The Red Suitcase centers around a cross-country journey Ruth Whitney makes with Liz—her phobia-prone daughter with troubles and secrets of her own. The story weaves unexpected revelations, humorous adventures, and colorful characters together to create a tale that’s dramatic, funny, and heart-breakingly honest.
Right now, Dana can use your support to bring her story to the screen. She’s started an Indiegogo Campaign that will use crowd funding to bring turn this fabulous film into a reality. If you, like me, are aching to see our own faces reflected back to us, this is one way we can take action. As they write in the movie reviews, this film is a “slice of life.” But this time that life reflects our own.
So take a moment, check out the trailer of The Red Suitcase and help to bring this and more stories like it to theaters everywhere. It’s hard to feel feisty when you’re being overlooked—this is your chance to make a difference!