Friday, December 7, 2012

WTFriday: Brett Easton Ellis

While it's tempting to just ignore it and deprive Ellis of the attention he seems to be seeking, the biggest WTF moment for me today was his tweet that "Kathryn Bigelow would be considered a mildly interesting filmmaker if she was a man but since she's a very hot woman she's really overrated."

It's fine to say that you don't like her movies, but if being a "very hot woman" were really such a boon in filmmaking, I suspect Ms. Bigelow wouldn't have been the first lady to win the Oscar, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of America Awards for Best Direction.

You can still argue that the Oscars (or whatever other award ceremony) are political/overhyped/biased/etc., but there isn't really much to support the idea that attractive ladies get a big break in the director's chair from critics or anyone else.

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