movies matter | criticism by maryann johanson
Tue Aug 18 2015, 02:31pm | 4 comments
You’re making a film about a group of what looks to be eight rough-and-tumble mercenaries or Rebel Alliance warriors? How about you make sure that maybe two or three of them are women just because females happen to make up around 51% of the population and happen to buy more movie tickets these days than males do?
Ooh, so close. Because the rebel group should really be OVER HALF women, at least five or six. You know, to “pander” to the majority of the population and the majority of moviegoers.
Unless they decided to concentrate their diversity and get a nonwhite chick, of course.
So that’s why Edge of Tomorrow failed at the box office! Too many female and nonwhite characters.
And here I always thought it always had something to do with portraying a soldier’s worst nightmare at a time when more and more American movie-goes were either former members of the U.S. military or else relatives by blood or marriage to someone who was.
Wait till you see what Shonda Rhimes does with Episode X.
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