We’re heading to the finish of 2019 and someone, namely actor Ewan McGregor, is gunning for the prized accolade of Twat of the Year. He’ll appear in a new leotard movie from the DC Universe featuring a troop of female heroines. And in the movie, McGregor will play the villain (Black Mask).
Promoting the movie this week, McGregor says the following:
What interested me with Birds of Prey is that it’s a feminist film. It is very finely written. There is in the script a real look at misogyny, and I think we need that.
Really? We need that at the minute, with all of the other problems that are happening in the world? And if we did, we need to do it through comic book movies? McGregor goes on:
We need to be more aware of how we behave with the opposite sex. We need to be taught to change.
Can someone remind this prick that he’s an actor? What has this bullshit got to do with movies, apart from the fact that we clearly do not need to be taught such silliness. And then…
Misogynists in movies are often extreme: they rape, they beat women and it is legitimate to represent people like that, because they exist and they are obviously the worst. But in the Birds of Prey dialogue, there is always a hint of everyday misogyny, of those things you say as a man you do not even realize, mansplaining and it’s in the script in a very subtle way. I found that brilliant.”
Mansplaining. Fuck. I can’t believe he said it. Who uses that word over the age of 16? Are these millionaire liberal actors so insulated that they have no idea how passé and even damaging this shit has become with movie PR? Gillette, Battlefield, Star Wars…
And apparently we’re now equating supervillainry with perceived casual sexism, with the trailer apparently, according to McGregor’s descriptors, advising women to stab men in the legs if they find their opinion disagreeable.
The real funny thing about this however is that Ewan McGregor, big feminist, cheated on his wife for a younger woman. What a feminist! McGregor’s own daughter has described him as an asshole.
Perhaps McGregor has some type of sense of humor and is talking about method acting?