So, I know this whole Warner Bros. brouhaha about no longer doing movies with female leads broke big last week, but I’ve been marinating on it for a while now and thought I’d throw my final thoughts into the fracas. You see, whether the story is true (as Nikki Finke alleges) or false (as the PR flaks at Warner Bros. allege) really isn’t the point. That this story is even being debated as something that feasibly could have come out of the mouth of the president of a major motion picture studio in the year 2007 is the point. And it’s a point that reflects pretty fucking poorly on the state of women’s continued representation and respect in our culture. We are more than half the population and that it is still a heated debate in this country whether we can do anything our male counterparts can do (carry a movie, run a company, lead the country) is ridiculous and beyond insulting. It also makes me sad.
Well, now that I’ve had my say, please enjoy this entirely kick-ass clip of female empowerment by Katheryn, courtesy the lovely lasses over at AfterEllen. Awesome ladies, simply awesome. I’m holding out for a hero, indeed. And when she finally arrives, she’ll be wearing a bra. Or at the very least a nicely formed breast-plate.
[Hat tip, slacker & julissa for the WB tip!]