Dude Mansplains Natalie Portman Right Into Hilarious Self-Own
Alternate working title for this article: When Mansplaining Goes Hilariously Wrong. Natalie Portman was a presenter at the Golden Globes on Sunday. She, along with Ron Howard, presented the award for Best Director. A category from which female nominees were entirely excluded (despite the field being ripe with amazing female directors). Natalie, completely fed up with this shit, pointed that out during her time on stage.
Natalie Portman said nope. Not here for it. “And here are the all-male nominees.” Get ’em.
Here’s the thing: no one expects women to be nominated JUST BECAUSE they’re women. But some of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed movies of the year were directed BY WOMEN. So it seems odd, and incredibly stupid, that not a single female director was nominated.
Well, some dude on Twitter completed missed Natalie’s point, and took to the social media platform to mansplain it. He mansplained himself right into a self-own.
Here’s the point: . Here’s Michael ————————– 🙁 Luckily plenty of people on Twitter had some time on their hands to help set him straight.
Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins (a woman!) grossed $775 million in 2017.
So the film that won Best Comedy had a female director? Who wasn’t nominated for best director? WEIRD.
It’s very awkward.
Actually, I think there’s a lot about it that he doesn’t get.
Math, film, the list goes on and on!
Ultimately, it’s not just that no women were nominated, even though there were plenty who deserved the honor. It’s the fact that they’re not being given the opportunities. Wonder Woman was a massive success. Lady Bird was one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year. Detroit seemed like an early awards front-runner and got high praise. Women are here to DO THE WORK. Still, there’s so much work to be done.
7% is a paltry number, considering the immense talent out there. Let women direct films. Have them bring their stories to the screen. It’s amazing what happens when they do. In fact, it’s downright award-worthy.
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