Spielberg called out for Gender Bias

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While doing some online reading this morning, I came across an interesting story that ought to get the attention of women and the rest of us.

Director/producer/actress Elizabeth Banks called out God of Entertainment, Steven Spielberg, “… for never making a movie with a female lead role”.

During a director’s award acceptance speech Banks told a crowd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel: “Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out but it’s true,

Banks didn’t exactly call Steven Spielberg sexist, but she might just as well have. The fact is that Spielberg’s 30 some major films evidence Gender Bias against women. Hollywood has always been sexist.

Banks isn’t the only one that has called the Spielberg out for his lack of female lead roles.

Juliette Binoche, who last year revealed she confronted Spielberg about his lack of female leads.

Banks added, “Buy a fucking ticket to a movie with a woman, take them [your children], give them the experience of seeing amazing women on film,” Banks encouraged mothers.

“I directed one movie. I’m really glad to be up here and getting an award, but it’s really about expanding the roles of women in this industry,” she told the crowd.

By the way, someone in the audience pointed out that one the 30 feature films Spielberg has directed, one did feature a female protagonist: 1985’s “The Color Purple.”

What kind of message are we sending our children when us men get center stage?

What sort of message are we sending when women in the Morongo Basin fear running for city or town council?

Can anyone argue a lack of role models or stories about strong women in the real world? Only a fool would argue that.

Elizabeth Bank’s Hollywood agent once told her ‘to get a boob job.’ Another agent — the first agent she ever met in Hollywood — advised her to get plastic surgery.


“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” – Alan Watts

Branson Hunter

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