Director Kathryn Bigelow could be the first woman to win at the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards for her war drama “The Hurt Locker.” But why has it taken so long?
I remember when Thelma and Louise was released and all these women who had never been to the cinema since their childhood came out to watch the movie. Same thing happened with Sense and Sensibility. There is an audience for us. Hollywood continues to convince the male press that there is no audience for movies made by or starring women. I want to see women characters having as much a good time on screen as their male counterparts but most female characters are relegated to “girlfriend,” “whore,” “wife,” or “mother.” This cinema is incredibly boring and I am sick of formulated unimaginable tales by male directors about men. A great male director enlists as much time and research into his female characters as his male characters. If their women are two dimensional, I’d rather they be left on the cutting room floor.