Greg Gorman
February 20, 2015 2:35 PM EST

Nineteen years ago, The First Wives Club proved that a movie starring self-proclaimed “women of a certain age” could not only become a huge cultural phenomenon, but could also be a box office success.

So why didn’t the instant classic (which cost $30 million to make but grossed $181 million) get a sequel? In a recent interview with Harvard Business Review, Goldie Hawn says that we can thank Hollywood’s notorious gender pay gap:

While it’s certainly disappointing that there was never a Second Wives Club, it’s good to know that Diane Keaton, Bette Midler and Hawn took Lesley Gore’s mantra to heart:

[Harvard Business Review]

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