Saturday, October 06, 2007
You know, I've just come home from a lovely evening of playing Magic The Gathering & drinking gin and tonics with awesome people only to read this s**t:
According to LA Weekly's Nikki Finke (article found via Newsarama), Warner Brothers president of production Jeff Robinov has been quoted by three sources as saying that "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead."
I would doubt the veracity of the quote except for the fact that is so totally f**king believable.
Nikki Finke writes:
"Of course, Warner Bros has always been male-centric in its movies. But now the official policy as expressly articulated by Robinov is that a male has to be the lead of every pic made. I'm told he doesn't even want to see a script with a woman in the primary position (which now is apparently missionary at WB). Oh yeah, the fact that so many Warner Bros movies have been sucking at the box office for the last two years is all the fault of females. "
Noted women's rights attorney Gloria Allred has now called a boycott on Warner Brothers movies:
"It is truly unfortunate that women get blamed for decisions which are made by men. Instead of taking responsibility for their own lack of judgment about which scripts to make, directors to hire and budgets to OK, some men in the movie industry find it easier to place blame for their lack of success on women leads and to exclude talented female actors from the top employment opportunities in Hollywood in favor of macho males."
So it all makes sense now about the Wonder Woman movie delays, doesn't it?
And if the movie company is this clueless and they are influencing the output of the comics as I know they are ("the comics are in the service of the TV/movies/licensing"), what the hell does that mean for the way women will be portrayed in the comic books?
And female characters like Ripley (4 movies), Alice from Resident Evil (3 movies), etc have made plenty of money for movie studios so this is just a bunch of crap.
Warner Brothers, stop blaming your failures on women.
Warner Brothers, what is your problem with women???
Time Warner, go wake up and see what is going on in your divisions and kick some ass. Anti-woman bulls**t is bad for publicity, dontcha know?