While some women don’t really give a fuck about how old they are, other women (and men, too!) would rather die than tell you their real age. OK, “die” might be dramatic, but with a 60+ year old aunt who’s been celebrating her 29th birthday for the last 30 or so years, I’m quite certain she’d cut a bitch before admitting to her real age.

Although we’ve seen Meryl Streep blossom with age and only get better and better, we’ve also witnessed other female actresses who pretty much dropped off the face of the earth. Some did so willing because they didn’t want to deal with the younger competition, and others didn’t have much of a choice as the roles that would have been considered perfect for them once upon a time, just started going to new generations of actors. You can try to defy gravity with plastic surgery, but at some point no matter what you’ve done to your face, you’re just simply old. Hollywood may embrace older men as if they are a fine wine, but when it comes to the ladies, Hollywood discriminates. Hollywood sucks.

Now here we have Texas-based actress Huong Hoang suing IMDb for telling the world her real age–that being 40. If Hoang looks familiar, it’s because you probably saw her in such award winning films as Gingerbread Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver and Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors.

Personally, I don’t think Hoang looks 40 at all, but then again, what does 40 look like these days anyway? And I keep hearing that 40 is the new 30 and 30 is the new 20 and 20 is the new 10, so it really shouldn’t matter all that much.

Originally, Hoang filed the suit anonymously, but the federal judge forced her to come forward and reveal her identity or the case would be dismissed. So here is Hoang, all 40 years of her, coming clean about who she is and why she’s suing IMDb. Suing might be a little much, but in a sue-happy society one really can’t be surprised.

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