Look, I know that people were not universally hailing Interstellar as a masterpiece, so perhaps I should not be so mad about it. Unlike so many movies where women are flat and plastic, this one was not critically acclaimed. But I am mad. I am tired of giving my money to movies that have no intention of treating women as equals. And I’m not going to do it anymore.

Anne Hathaway is a great actress.
She and Marion Cotillard both have Oscar statuettes–and yet they both subject themselves to Christopher Nolan films. Why? Aren’t they tired of playing inferior, whiny women who need rescuing or a good talking-to from the male heroes of the film? Wouldn’t they rather play women who are interesting, have inner lives, heck, even occasionally save the day? I’m sure they would. I’d sure like to see them do it.

I don’t know if Hollywood isn’t making better movies because the scripts aren’t out there or because they think women don’t go to the movies. I don’t care what the reason is. I’ve had enough.

I sat through the nearly three hours of Interstellar slack-jawed at how often Anne Hathaway was belittled, second-guessed, and manipulated by the men around her. I was truly shocked that a movie could get away with something like that in this day and age. My husband, on the other hand, didn’t think it was that bad. Is it just me? Am I the only one upset about this? Or are we just so accustomed to this terrible treatment of women in film that it seems normal?

Sorry to get ranty but after three hours of holding my tongue, I had to let it out. 🙂

What do you think, readers? Is Christopher Nolan as bad as I think? See you Monday!!

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