Hello My Imaginary Friends,
Why am I not going to see Captain Marvel? My in-laws (whom I go to the movies with) are out of town. We’ll go see it, probably, the 19th. I do wish I could go see it opening weekend but it’s time to ramp up for spring (by name only in Ottawa) convention season.
Did you think I was going to talk about the Brie Larson controversy?
The actor said in an interview:
“About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male. So, I spoke to Dr. Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive. After speaking with you, the film critic Valerie Complex and a few other women of color, it sounded like across the board they weren’t getting the same opportunities as others. When I talked to the facilities that weren’t providing it, they all had different excuses.”
This has led to plenty of insecure men to call her racist and sexist and somehow means she doesn’t want white men to see the movie. I’m not sure they’ve learnt to read critically.
Even after she said:
“What I’m looking for is to bring more seats up to the table. No one is getting their chair taken away. There’s not less seats at the table, there’s just more seats at the table.”
The angry white men are still very angry.
They’ll argue that it’s just about:
- Bad writing – she’s overpowered
- Ethics in Journalism – she shouldn’t get to choose
- Should be a man – they think Mar’vel was a better character
- Ruining science fiction – Because she’s too powerful
- Bad acting – the Oscar winner just wasn’t built to be a superhero
- Too feminist – there are women in the movie who are in the lead roles
I’m sure I missed some sad-puppy, proud boy, kkk, incel, gamergate, bullshit in there.
Long story short, the entire controversy is just another, in a long list, of made up sexist crap.
This movie looks amazing and I can’t wait, even though I will have to, to see it.