Warner Bros. Done With Women Leads

October 8, 2007


How best to explain the recent box-office failures of The Brave One and The Invasion? You could say it was that they both looked really awful, or, if you were as astute as Warner Bros. production president Jeff Robinov, you'd notice the other glaring similarity that binds the two: female leads. You'd realize, despite overwhelming evidence that many female-led films over the years have succeeded, and that innumerable male-led films have bombed, that it's obviously the very presence of women as leads that is causing any and all losses in theaters.

Thus, logically, Robinov has reportedly said, "We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead," a statement women's groups are having issues with for some reason. I don't even know what to say that modern society, a constitutional amendment, and the unusual success of The View hasn't already shouted. This has to be a joke, right?

Warner's Robinov Bitchslaps Film Women [Deadline Hollywood]

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