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ACLU goes after left leaning Hollywood
http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment...257873.php

Apparently there aren't many female directors... I think there's reason for this. Men have always been leading the forefront of art, architecture, science, and books; what makes 2015 any different?

Here is Brett Easton Ellis on female directors

Ellis: But for the most part I'm not totally convinced, [except for] Andrea Arnold, Kathryn Bigelow, Sofia Coppola…

Not Mary Harron?
Ellis: Mary Harron to a degree. There's something about the medium of film itself that I think requires the male gaze.

What would that be?

Ellis: We're watching, and we're aroused by looking, whereas I don't think women respond that way to films, just because of how they're built.

You don't think they have an overt level of arousal?

Ellis: [They have one] that's not so stimulated by the visual. I think, to a degree, all the women I named aren't particularly visual directors. You could argue that Lost in Translation is beautiful, but is that [cinematographer Lance Acord]? I don't know. Regardless of the business aspect of things, is there a reason that there isn't a female Hitchcock or a female Scorsese or a female Spielberg? I don't know. I think it's a medium that really is built for the male gaze and for a male sensibility. I mean, the best art is made under not an indifference to, but a neutrality [toward] the kind of emotionalism that I think can be a trap for women directors. But I have to get over it, you're right, because so far this year, two of my favorite movies were made by women, Fish Tank and The Runaways. I've got to start rethinking that, although I have to say that a lot of the big studio movies I saw last year that were directed by women were far worse than the sh***y big-budget studio movies that were directed by men.

Which are we talking about?
Ellis: I mean, do I want to say this on the record? Did you see The Proposal? Anyway, whatever.


As a society, we have to base jobs on merit and skill, but for some reason if you simply have a vagina you should be entitled to do anything you want. Are women going to want to be in the nfl too? Men are more visual and this can been seen in our ability (for any game aware man) to date up, where as women are more interested in how we make them feel. Logic vs emotions

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Hollywood does it all for the money. If they could hire jellyfish to direct high grossing movies they would.

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(05-13-2015 02:02 PM)Grange Wrote:  Hollywood does it all for the money. If they could hire jellyfish to direct high grossing movies they would.

Hollywood does do it all for the money; and men make it rain more than women. It's a financial gamble putting a woman in charge. American psycho was good, and I enjoyed it, but I can't help but think how much more true to the book it would have been with the right male director. It's not like women haven't directed, they have, just not as well.

Highest grossing directors
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_h..._directors

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Isn't Easton Ellis gay? Don't get me wrong, I like his books, but I tend to find that gay guys tend to get a pass when they shoot down women. I find it humorous.

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He recently came out but was still attacked ferociously during the release of American psycho. on another note there is the caprice of modern women, as a previous poster mentioned. They can't even get women to show up, let alone direct a film. Every bitch has a safety net; organizations, the government, white knights, but despite this I'd always rather be a man and take risks and have a back bone and not look to others for help

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