Patty Jenkins Calls Female Director Label a Huge Drag

Wonder Woman 1984 The director Patty jenkins Arguably the most sought-after female filmmaker in Hollywood. But the title comes with its own asterisk, namely the fact that Hollywood still insists on seeing female directors as a particular race, different from the male filmmakers who need to look down upon someone when describing their profession. Also gender qualifiers are not required. In an interview with EW, Jenkins admitted that she is certainly troubled by the fact that the world still insists on seeing her as a “female director” rather than just a director.

“I certainly feel bad. It’s been dragged on a lot. But at the same time I’m proud to have taken any step in changing that conversation, so I feel both of them all the time. Whatever in my favor Kind of involved. I’m proud that I have a drag on being a female director first. Every film I make can coincidentally have a female lead, but I don’t make “female films” . Making movies for everyone that has female lead roles, you know? And so the world is slowly turning around. ‘

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Jenkins first rose to fame under the direction of Charlize Theron in 2003’s Psychodrama Demon, Which won an Oscar for Best Actress for her leading lady. Jenkins’ next major project was 2017 Amazing woman, Which again centered around a female figure in a male-dominant style. According to Jenkins, the fact that Hollywood recognizes that women need a different category of filmmakers and films has in the past prevented the superhero genre from embracing superheroines, unless Amazing woman Came along

“I’m also amazed by the whole incident because years ago Wonder Woman was saying ‘does anyone notice that 70 percent of the box office is female?” And nobody even talks about it! So obviously I was thrilled that the first film was a success, but it’s a big female audience that I wasn’t surprised at all: “Well, yes.” [Laughs] The reason that she is sensible that she is from the original comic book is because she is a woman. She is not a woman who is like a man. She was beautiful and loving and vulnerable and kind and soft and always. Linda [Carter] Worked so well on him, and Gal has done such a good job of preserving it. “

While Hollywood has recently seen footsteps among new female directors, they are still charged with telling stories about a mostly female protagonist, Captain marvel And Black widow Service Mulan, While male directors get their pick of the script, with both men and women leading the way. As Jenkins points out, things are slowly changing, as evidenced by the fact that he is put in charge of the next live-action Star wars film title Rogue squadron.

Directed and co-written by Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman 1984 Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal and Natasha Rothwell. The film is now in theaters and on HBO Max. The news originated in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Topics: Wonder Woman 2, Wonder Woman, Rogue Squadron

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