Hollywood Locates Source Of Crappy Movie Receipts: Women Actors!

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The tough thing about being one of those people who is paid to summon outrage all day is that inevitably it happens that you are sitting there, and you grab hold of a specimen of such unadulterated, 99.44 pure inconceivably outrageous outrageousness, and you just don't have it in you to do anything but blockquote a whole section:

Warner Bros president of production Jeff Robinov has made a new decree that "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead". This Neanderthal thinking comes after both Jodie Foster's 'The Brave One' ... and Nicole Kidman's 'The Invasion' (as if three different directors didn't have something to do with the awfulness of the gross receipts) under-performed at the box office recently.


So yeah, the gist of this is they're no longer going to make movies with women in the lead if there isn't also a strong male lead. And by the way The Brave One co-starred TERRENCE HOWARD. (Who, by the way, thinks women should not be allowed to take shits.) And yeah they did a REALLY GREAT JOB PROMOTING THAT MOVIE.

You can tell from the movie poster in which they misspelled the oft-botched phrase "Jodie Foster!"

Warner's Robinoff Bitchslaps Film Women [DeadlineHollywood]


1) There were male leads in both of those movies— the above-mentioned shit-hating Terrence Howard and, in The Invasian, James Bond hottie Daniel Craig. If Daniel Craig's sexy abs can't get tickets sold, then the problem must be the moronic plot or the ludicrous script, or the endless reshoots that indicated nobody knew what the hell they were doing on that movie.

2) The reason why female leads can't sell tickets is because they're given crap roles. How many strong, interesting, complicated female characters have been put on the big screen in even, say, the past ten years? Jodie Foster stumbling into one horrifying crime-in-progress after another and becoming a bad-ass vigilante is so ridiculous it doesn't even warrant a viewing on dvd.