Does Warner Bros. hate women?
Gloria Allred is already calling for a boycott of Warner Bros. films if Warner president of production Jeff Robinov makes good on his idiotic decree that “we are no longer doing movies with women in the lead.” Robinov made this statement after Jodie Foster’s The Brave One and Nicole Kidman’s The Invasion tanked at the box office. (See full story here.)
I’m not a particular fan of Allred, but I gotta agree with her assessment of Robinov’s nonsense. “Instead of taking responsibility for their own lack of judgment about which scripts to make, directors to hire and budgets to OK,” Allred says, “some men in the movie industry find it easier to place blame for their lack of success on women leads and to exclude talented female actors from the top employment opportunities in Hollywood in favor of macho males.”
Incidentally, Resident Evil 3: Extinction, starring Milla Jovovich, my favorite “macho” female actor, stayed in the Top 5 this weekend after three weeks of release, grossing $43.5 million so far. You rock, Milla!