James Cameron chimed in on ‘Wonder Woman’ because of course he fucking did.
James Cameron is well known in Hollywood for being the losing choice in the game of toss up between ‘Working on a James Cameron set’ and ‘Throwing acid in my fucking face‘. But did you know that James Cameron is also the foremost expert on the representation of women in Hollywood?
You might be thinking ‘What would an old white dude know about female representation in cinema’, and as luck would have it, James Cameron has a storied history of strong female representation to make him the new world leader in this field.
As everyone might remember, he made Kate Winslet strip and say ‘no’ to being an object for a rich white man to instead become an object for a poor white man and millions of viewers. This was an extension of his generous habit of paying women less than their male co-stars, a hobby which he established when he cast Jamie Lee Curtis in True Lies where she stripped and screamed for help a lot. And because he’s a true feminist, he also let two women hold guns in movies, and he even scripted it so they could shoot the guns on their own.
So now that we’ve fully established that James Cameron is the world’s premier source for when it comes to how women should be properly represented in cinema in a dynamic way that shows the full capacity of what they are able to do (look hot, get naked, shoot guns?) then we should be listening closely to his opinion on the Patty Jenkins helmed smash hit Wonder Woman.
James told The Guardian
“All of the self-congratulatory back-patting Hollywood’s been doing over Wonder Woman has been so misguided. She’s an objectified icon, and it’s just male Hollywood doing the same old thing! I’m not saying I didn’t like the movie but, to me, it’s a step backward. Sarah Connor was not a beauty icon. She was strong, she was troubled, she was a terrible mother, and she earned the respect of the audience through pure grit. And to me, [the benefit of characters like Sarah] is so obvious. I mean, half the audience is female!”
James Cameron is right, why should women be hot AND strong at the same time? What a step back for women! As we know, most male action stars are really ugly and also present very feminine qualities in order to be taken seriously.
Above: Chris Hemsworth is very unattractive and works hard to present feminized qualities to be taken seriously as a tough character.
Naturally, dumb-dumb Patty Jenkins felt the need to defend the $800m+ smash hit. She took to Twitter where the nutter actually presented an idea that women could be feminine, beautiful, strong AND empowered at the same. If only Patty Jenkins was able to understand women as well as James Cameron!
Wow, that Patty Jenkins is really a crackpot, maybe one day she’ll be able to write such three dimensional characters as Dr Grace Augustine in Avatar who’s not only a woman, but shes a DOCTOR who CURSES!
One day, Patty. One day.