By Carey Purcell
16 Jul 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
While the main character is a woman, the themes of I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road are issues that both men and women can identify with, Marshall said.
"It deals with a lot of things about expectations for women and gender roles. She's a single mother," she said. "I think those are issues that anybody can relate to. And men as well can relate to getting to a certain point in life where she says, 'I want to do something for me, as opposed to what other people expect me to be.' That had a boldness at the time."
It is this boldness that can help to defy gender stereotypes that exist within entertainment regarding the types of movies, plays or music men and women enjoy.
One aspect of I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On the Road that remains relevant in today's culture is the stigma of age, especially regarding female performers.Continued...