Jane, just shut up already

BBC Arts on Twitter: “Dame Jane Campion reviews the ‘conspiracy of femininity’ in The Piano, released 23 years ago in the UK.

“New Zealand’s top female filmmaker has spoken about the rising tide of anger over sexual violence and harassment suffered by women.

Dame Jane Campion called it a “fairytale time” with women standing together and men listening.”

[…] “In an address to more than 140 delegates at a SPADA industry conference in Wellington, she spoke of an industry that’s exploitative of women.

But she also talked of the preciousness of the moment, with women uniting to speak up against sexual harassment and violence.

“Women are being believed and the men fired. This is breathtaking. I have never seen anything like this solidarity and call to action in my life,” she told the audience.

“The more we speak out, the less it will happen.”” […]

Ok, nothing particularly wrong with that. But then we get this…

“She said there was a connection between capitalism and macho male culture.

As films became more aggressive and male-dominated, women either bowed out or played diminished roles.

“They didn’t make money like the men, they were irrelevant,” she said.

“Women were cast as hot girlfriends, sluts, loving wives and occasionally MILFs.””

Ohhkay. So in other words, only action macho movies make money and um, “chick flicks” make nothing. Here are the all-time top biggest movies:

1. “Avatar”: $2.788 billion

2. “Titanic”: $2.186 billion

3. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: $2.068 billion

4. “Jurassic World”: $1.670 billion

5. “Marvel’s The Avengers”: $1.519 billion

6. “Furious 7”: $1.516 billion

7. “Avengers: Age of Ultron”: $1.405 billion

8. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”: $1.341 billion

9. “Frozen”: $1.276 billion

10. “Iron Man 3”: $1.215 billion

Of those over half aren’t what you would call “macho” male culture. In any case, there is no connection between real violence and movie violence. Weinstein didn’t sexually harass women because he watched macho movies. He sexually harassed women because he was a perv in a position of power.

“Fast forward to 2017 and the election of US President Donald Trump.

“Surely the pinnacle of the capitalist macho movement but also, I believe, the downfall,” Dame Jane said.”

Capitalist macho movement? First time I’ve ever heard of it. The typical left-wing tactic of making something up and giving it a name.

“President Trump’s gross display of macho domination and power is also a lightning rod of revulsion.

“Never has the macho man been so exposed, so idiotic or so dangerous.””

Blah, blah, blah. While self-righteous idiots like Jane Campion are calling Trump names he’s busy rebuilding America’s economy and making it great again. Liberal tears, how sweet.

“As for the President’s wife Melania Trump, Dame Jane said she plays a submissive female role. “Just like a Barbie, look hot, shut up,” she said.”

I’m sure Melania has a different opinion.


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