Jessica Chastain calls female action heroes oversexualized

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Jessica Chastain calls female action heroes oversexualized

Jessica Chastain is taking aim at movie producers, claiming that they’ve made female action heroes in movies way too sexualized. She has a point, no?

She revealed, “If you look at films like ‘Elektra’ and ‘Aeonflux’, the problem that studios have is that they try to make kickass women very sexualized. They have to be in some catsuit. But if you look at the most incredible female roles, like Ripley in ‘Alien’, she is a very sexy woman but she’s not wearing a lot of makeup. She’s in a t-shirt and jeans. What’s sexy about her is how capable she is. Same with Jennifer Lawrence in ‘Hunger Games’, she’s not wearing a catsuit, either.”

She went on to say that movie studios are probably doing that because they think they’re giving the audience what it wants. She added, “Studios have misjudged it in the past, and thought audiences weren’t interested in seeing a woman in an action role who’s a capable, intelligent woman and isn’t only leaning on her sex.”

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Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 at 11:11am
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