Actress Marion Cotillard's Strong Words About Feminism in Film
Finally! A mainstream actress with the guts to speak out!
Known best her for her roles in The Dark Knight Rises and Inception, Marion Cotillard is making news today for coming out of the closet... as a non-feminist.
In an interview with The Evening Standard, Cotillard made some powerful statements about feminism in the film industry:
Speaking of gender equality in the acting world, Cotillard expressed her discomfort with the argument. "Filmmaking is not about gender. You cannot ask a president in a festival like Cannes to have, like, five movies directed by women and five by men."
A-freaking-men. The gender of the director shouldn't matter, it should be about the quality and performance of the films created, which is exactly what Hollywood is already doing, by the way. They're biggest goal is to make great films which rake in dump trucks of cash, not to be a liberal science experiment despite most of Hollywood paying collagen-filled lip service to the liberal causes. Now if only we can get the rest of the world to take notes...
"For me it [feminism] doesn’t create equality, it creates separation. I mean I don’t qualify myself as a feminist."
YES! This is what we've been saying for like, ever. Modern feminism is meant to divide, and divide us it has, painting men as evil knuckle-dragging cavemen who have no place in the world of butch hair-cut women who free-bleed at marathons.
"We need to fight for women’s rights but I don’t want to separate women from men. We’re separated already because we’re not made the same and it’s the difference that creates this energy in creation and love. Sometimes in the word feminism there’s too much separation."
Boom, son! Marion Cotillard is exactly, 100% right. Our differences are what create "energy in creation in love." It's called chemistry, and it's one of the magical themes in countless films like Inception.
In seeking to divide men and women by eliminating our differences, feminism, in essence destroys itself. Women claim they want want to be celebrated for their womanhood while making themselves genderless, and thus destroy their own argument and femininity.
Take a tip from Marion Cotillard. We can't have it both ways, ladies.