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19 November 2008 @ 12:54
 
Is it sad that, despite the fact that Bella in Twilight completely lacks agency, is a truly horrific role model for girls and women, and Edward is a seriously creepy stalker, I still want the film to be a huge hit just to prove to Hollywood that a blockbuster written and directed by women, about a lead female character, with a primarily female audience, can be a massive financial success without it being considered a fluke?
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Furious Ming: life isn't your own anymorethepeopleseason on 19th November 2008 20:17 (UTC)
Maybe I'm not up on a fannish connotation to "badflicks", but I'd venture to say that there's enough badflicks out there with male creators and male leads, that hopefully a successful female-driven movie of questionable quality will open the doors for female-driven movies of all qualties...
Christina K  (jackelope hunter!): desertrosebutterflykiki on 19th November 2008 20:24 (UTC)
No connotation beyond the obvious from me, anyway. And I think my logic (which is often foggy until I have to type it out) has to do with a fear that we'll get these bad movies, they'll tank, and it'll be back to the drawing board again for another 5-10 years because no one will make more movies with women.

Then again, I dunno. This would could crash and burn and they'll make the same argument. Better to have bad movies inspired by the success of a bad movie? Or to hope that at least one of those is a good movie that goes on to be a success too? Hmm.....
Furious Mingthepeopleseason on 19th November 2008 20:52 (UTC)
I can certainly see the danger of a glut of bad female-driven movies causing a backlash. I guess I'm hoping that things would turn out better than that...