A 40-year-old actress is suing Amazon because she says the company used credit cart details to determine her age, which was then published on Amazon-owned IMDb (the Internet Movie Database, which is owned by Amazon). She says that she’s lost work because of it.
Why is her age such a big deal? Because she’s 40. And that’s a big deal because
“lesser-known 40-year-old actresses are not in demand in the movie business.”
Which begs the question… Are lesser-known actresses of any age really in demand in the movie business?
This kind of thing is really easy to laugh at from the outside, but you can understand why the woman is mad, right? I mean, if she really has lost work because of it (and that’s a big IF), I understand why she’s pissed. It’s still funny, though.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens to the case. A similar thing happened in 2007, but the woman who was suing Amazon dismissed the case a month later.