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‘Wonder Woman’ Director, Patty Jenkins Burns James Cameron In Heroic Fashion

Posted by Hoob on August 25th, 2017
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In a recent interview, James Cameron, director of Avatar, Titanic, The Terminator, Aliens, and several other blockbusters threw some surprising shade at Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins in regards to the film’s portrayal of women:

“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backwards. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”

The comment has raised more than a few eyebrows, including those of Wonder Woman director, Patty Jenkins. Her response, unfortunately for Cameron, does not come with the prescription strength burn cream that he should be applying to his ass right about now:

“James Cameron’s inability to understand what Wonder Woman is, or stands for, to women all over the world is unsurprising as, though he is a great filmmaker, he is not a woman. Strong women are great. His praise of my film Monster, and our portrayal of a strong yet damaged woman was so appreciated. But if women have to always be hard, tough and troubled to be strong, and we aren’t free to be multidimensional or celebrate an icon of women everywhere because she is attractive and loving, then we haven’t come very far have we. I believe women can and should be EVERYTHING just like male lead characters should be. There is no right and wrong kind of powerful woman. And the massive female audience who made the film a hit it is, can surely choose and judge their own icons of progress.”


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