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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what if women treated men the way men treat women?

French filmmaker Eléonore Pourriat is on it, with her short “Oppressed Majority”:

And what if women filmmakers treated male subjects — even the ones they’re sympathetic to — the way male filmmakers treat female subjects?

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Uh huh.

The lead actor here, Pierre Bénézit, is fantastic:

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If you think this is horrifying… you should.

Stuff like this is why we need more women making movies.

Via Julide Tanriverdi at AWFJ.


  • Jurgan

    I loved this piece. I especially like that they didn’t go for cheap, easy shocks and jokes. For example, some people might have made the guy get attacked by a woman who was *gasp* ugly! This made it clear that such assaults are not enjoyable no matter what the person looks like. I didn’t like that the guy complained at the end about living in a “feminist” society, as it feeds the myth that feminism is about female supremacy. I would have stuck with the word “sexist,” and compare it to “masculism,” which makes sense in this context.

  • Bluejay

    Brilliant.

  • It might just be a bad translation.

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