Barbra Streisand on How She Battled Hollywood’s Boys’ Club

The Oscars have an embarrassing history of snubbing female directors.

Barbra Streisand was naturally verklempt but ultimately fine when the Motion Picture Academy failed to nominate her for 1983’s “Yentl,” a musical fable about a spinster who passes as a man to gain an education.“It was strange,” recalls Streisand over a cup of tea at her stunning Malibu estate.

“I didn’t mind it for one reason: It really showed the sexism.

I thought by not being nominated, I put a spotlight on the issue.

I thought, ‘Wow.

This is so transparent.’”Some 34 years later, the barriers that Streisand broke through — as the first woman to juggle duties as the star, director, producer and co-writer of a single studio movie — are at the forefront of everyone’s mind in Hollywood.

“I didn’t know it was a glass ceiling,” she says about her decision to step behind the camera.

“I just thought,

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