TV and Film
When Reese signed up as one of the producers on HBO's Big Little Lies, she didn't do it because she thought the show would be a hit, she did it because she was tired of being "the only woman on a set full of men." "For 25 years, I've been the only woman on set," she previously told The Hollywood Reporter. "We have to start seeing women how they actually are on film — we need to see real women's experience — whether that involves domestic violence, sexual assault, romance, infidelity, or divorce."
In addition to producing Big Little Lies, Reese also started her production company, Pacific Standard Films, so that more women could be featured in television and movies. "I was warned that on the crazy chance Pacific Standard would acquire any good scripts, we would never make it past our first few years in business because there just wasn't a market for buying female-driven material," Reese told Glamour. "But like Elle Woods, I do not like to be underestimated."