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Tarra Day (‘Godless’ makeup department head) on women leading the western genre in Netflix limited series [Exclusive Video Interview]

Tarra Day (‘Godless’ makeup department head) on women leading the western genre in Netflix limited series [Exclusive Video Interview]

According to makeup department head Tarra Day, “Godless” is unique in the western genre simply because of its “strong women characters.” Day has a lot of experience with cowboys in the Wild West, having worked on such films as “Appaloosa” (2008) and “The Magnificent Seven” (2016). But in most cases “the women are prostitutes or girlfriends or wives. There hasn’t been a lot of room for female characters to lead the western.” That changed with this Netflix limited series. Watch our exclusive video interview with Day above.

See Merritt Wever (‘Godless’) on female-centric western: In a traditional western, ‘there probably wouldn’t have been a part for me’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Written and directed by Scott Frank, the series centers on a man (Jack O’Connell) evading a violent outlaw gang leader (Jeff Daniels). He takes refuge in the town of La Belle, New Mexico, which after a mining accident is populated almost entirely by women,

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