Dame Hellen Mirren say's "Hollywood continues to worship the 18- to 25-year-old male and his penis"

Dame Helen Mirren has condemned film-makers for aiming movies at young men, saying Hollywood "continues to worship at the altar of the 18- to 25-year-old male and his penis".

The remarks came as she received an award for women in entertainment.

Dame Helen, 65, said she resented "the survival of some very mediocre male actors and the professional demise of some very brilliant female ones".

The actress was speaking at a breakfast ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.

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