Sunday, February 12, 2006


The ABC News Online (Australia) homepage currently displays the following teaser for its arts blog Articulate:
Berlin festival action
Actor Sigourney Weaver tells Articulate that the US is in a "really weird macho phase right now".
Clicking the link takes you a provocatively titled post – Berlinale, Day 3: Sigourney Weaver slams ‘macho America’ – by Sean Rubinsztein-Dunlop. Here's the "macho America" quote in the context of the interview:
So does the lack of female roles reflect a tendency in society, or are producers just conservative?

It’s hard to say. For instance, I think Hillary Clinton would make a very good president - I think the reason she’ll lose is because she’s a woman and because she was the first lady, and that’s a shame. America’s in a really weird macho phase right now and I think that’s one reason why all these smaller, more delicate movies like Brokeback Mountain are important. The fact that they’re so popular is sending a nice message. Of course, our president still hasn’t bothered to see Brokeback but he will be continued [sic] to be asked about it, I’m sure.
Bush hasn't seen Brokeback Mountain? The man's prioities are fucked.


Anonymous The_Real_JeffS said...

Methinks that Sigourney has cavorted with violent extra-terrestials one time too many.

11:47 PM  
Anonymous MarkHenryC said...

Hey now there's a way forward for Hollywood females! Make films where the male love-interest is... male.

1:11 PM  

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