May 15, 2015

Is 'Mad Max: Fury Road' pro-feminist propaganda?

Marissa SemkiwArchive

Marissa Semkiw and Anthony Furey talk about the latest Mad Max film and if feminism has infiltrated Hollywood.

What do you think?

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commented 2015-06-06 01:35:44 -0400
“is feminism infiltrating Hollywood”? What? HERE IS A REAL CASE OF OPPRESSION Marissa…how can you argue with this? I recall last week hearing how a 37 year old actress was turned down for a part as a lover of a 52 year old male actor because she was too OLD…If feminism had infiltrated Hollywood that would never happen…instead it happens ALL THE TIME!…SEE:.

for 12 movies the average age difference between the men and their co-stars is 22 years (SEVERAL ARE 29 YEARS OLDER THAN THEIR LOVE INTERESTS)…TALK ABOUT EGOS AND ENTITLEMENT!…Can’t have a co-star my own age I guess men think women their own age are just not WONDERFUL ENOUGH FOR THEM!

A clearer picture is that SEXISM HAS infiltrated Hollywood…and males who think they have it bad better think again.Hollywood is insulting to women over 22…Charlize Theron is positively ANCIENT AT 39 while Tom Hardy is 37! WOW…way to go Charlize! No wonder she has more lines and tells Tom off…she is OLD ENOUGH TO BE HIS MOTHER! (not).
commented 2015-05-17 13:44:08 -0400
“Has feminism infiltrated Hollywood?”
Golly. Given all the other forces that, according the Rebel and its antecedent, Sun Media, have "infiltrated Hollywood, is there even room for another infiltration?
In the twenties and thirties it was assumed the “the Jews” had infiltrated Hollywood. In the fifties it was The Commies. Nowadays Hollywood domination is variously ascribed to the Ay-Rabs (or, more generally, to the evil international Muslim Conspiracy), the Jews (hard to see how the Jews and the Ay-rabs manage to collaborate on global domination through film, but…), the Gays, Corporate America, the Republicans, the Democrats, the Progressives, the Atheists…
Let’s not be silly. Feminism is, has been and will remain a strong current in contemporary western culture, and has ALWAYS been part of film – especially if you simply mean films with strong, independent female characters.
commented 2015-05-17 08:49:53 -0400
@ Warren Zoell Zoell As a feminist, I absolutely agree with you…no need to be less feminine while still being strong and brave……the Old Testament is full of such characters…too bad most churches miss them…

@ Peter Netterville…right on in your comments.

Men and women SHOULD all be strong, brave and courageous…this is character and we need much more of it.
commented 2015-05-16 13:42:33 -0400
So why wouldn’t Hollywood use the genre as a vehicle to promote political causes and brainwash the young white males that will flock to the theatres to see it? It’s a perfect venue to do so. After a decade of watching women being placed on an equal footing as men where they fight side by side in viking battles, fight harder then men in police street fights and think smarter and are natural leaders, I’m surprised that we have any young men under 30 that still feel proud to be a male.
commented 2015-05-15 23:44:58 -0400
Don’t forget, Hollywood is also trying to cater to the new LGBTQ group. Women are being portrayed more aggressively in television programs (the program about Chicago firefighters was a perfect example) and the Hollywood version of women now must appeal to a ‘broader’ audience.
Other than that, I agree with Maurice! Who really cares?
(I think The Rebel has to have input on the funniest things said, todate, on The Rebel ‘Comments’.)
commented 2015-05-15 23:37:49 -0400
What a way to destroy the whole Max Max Gendre.
commented 2015-05-15 23:37:12 -0400
Anthony Furey you have takent too much Estrogyen
commented 2015-05-15 22:15:41 -0400
I don’t care. Call me when the world blows up.
commented 2015-05-15 21:33:35 -0400
One of the best fight scenes I’ve ever seen was between two very feminine women in Crouching Tiger. This is pretty light news, but you guys really need to never film anything in that location again. The echo was painful. Kinda stupid to do that, IMHO. You’re in a big city, there’s got to be other options!
commented 2015-05-15 20:50:01 -0400
Much of the time I agree with Marissa, but this time I agree with Anthony. Men, stop being whiners and be men!
commented 2015-05-15 19:03:37 -0400
It’s probably just me, but for me I like the female characters in action movies that I see on the big screen to behave more feminine. Not like some smaller version of a male action hero. I’ve noticed this tendency for many action movies and TV shows to tend towards that over the past couple of decades. Sure she may be pretty and sexy but she’s not feminine and I miss that.
To use an example in Star Trek The Next Generation the principle female characters in that show were female in their nature. By the the time Star Trek Voyager came along that female nature had been pretty much lost.
Call me crazy but I think it’s possible to have strong female roles in movies and TV shows where they don’t have to loose their femininity.
And before people people start to show me examples trying to prove me wrong. I’ll just say that it’s not in every case but it does seem to be a trend.
commented 2015-05-15 18:56:54 -0400
I have not seen this movie so I cannot comment from knowledge…..but let me assure you of this….the writers of Law and Order Special Victims Unit read the MGTOW discussion boards all the time for good material for their scripts.
commented 2015-05-15 18:45:21 -0400
If you want to see a movie with a strong starring woman then look at any Katharine Hepburn movie
commented 2015-05-15 18:22:52 -0400
Always like Anthony’s take on things, even when on the odd occasion I may disagree. Not in this case. Strange there was no bellyaching about Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. There was a strong female character in that flick as well. What, A woman cannot be physically or intellectually equal (or better) than a man? Bunk. Get over it! I served alongside women in the Canadian Coast Guard, and they were every way as capable as their male counterparts! Those griping clearly have some identity and/or confidence issues. Resolve them and just enjoy the entertainment value of the movie! I for one plan to add this newest Mad Max to my DVD collection when it is available.