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Elizabeth Banks was right about Steven Spielberg and ‘sexist’ casting in Hollywood

The latest liberal spat making headlines was Elizabeth Banks calling out Steven Spielberg for not having female leads in his films.

“I went to Indiana Jones and Jaws and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead,” she claimed. “Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out but it’s true.”

Someone in the crowd allegedly tried to correct her, but Twitter immediately exploded with references to the 1985 film The Color Purple starring Oprah Winfrey.

Yes, 1985.

I can include TV movie Something Evil, starring Sandy Dennis, The Sugarland Express, which starred Goldie Hawn, The BFG, starring Ruby Barnhill, and The Papers, starring Meryl Streep, set to be released this December — that’s it, or at least, very close to it.

Five films in his career which exploded in 1975. The BFG is about the giant, not the girl, so that’s extremely generous IMO. It was a box office failure and the other films are obscure to mainstream audiences.

Sexist?

Worthy of comment?

 

Banks posted an apology on Twitter, acknowledging that she “messed up” and is “very sorry.” Her full statement reads,

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