About me: a thirty something, gay guy living The Dream in London. Sometimes. About this blog: sharing my experience of life and movies (sometimes theatre too) with reference to film.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
A quick celebration.
I missed Spy on its cinema release and have just caught up with it on DVD - and what a treat! Not only is it a terrifically entertaining film but it's a refreshing representation of women in a genre (action film) where they are historically under/misrepresented. It's especially wonderful in comparison to Spectre, a film with very poor representations of women. Can Paul Feig continue his great work? And what impact will his trailblazing have on Hollywood? He's made Melissa McCarthy an unlikely leading lady, done the unthinkable by directing a female Ghostbusters and sidelined romance in favour of friendship for his female protagonists - he's a gem in an industry crowded with filmmakers innately unaware of the gifts female-driven stories can offer audiences. Here's hoping producers, directors and writers are taking note.