Skip to comments.Sony hack latest: Female roles are easier in Hollywood, says Aaron Sorkin
Posted on 12/19/2014 10:08:10 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
Cate Blanchett's Oscar-winning role in Blue Jasmine "nothing close to the degree of difficulty" of any of the male nominees, says "The Social Network" screenwriter
Female leading Hollywood film roles are "nothing close to the degree of difficulty" of male roles, one of America's leading screenwriters has said, in the latest set of leaked emails published by the "Guardians of Peace" hacker group.
Aaron Sorkin, writer of The Social Network and Moneyball, singled out Cate Blanchett's 2014 Best Actress Oscar-winning performance in Blue Jasmine as significantly easier than the performances by the five male nominees that same year.
Year in and year out, the guy who wins the Oscar for Best Actor has a much higher bar to clear than the woman who wins Best Actress, said Mr Sorkin, according to the Daily Beast.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
During the 2004 US presidential election campaign, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn's political action committee enlisted Sorkin and Rob Reiner to create one of their anti-Bush campaign advertisements.
In August 2008, Sorkin was involved in a Generation Obama event at the Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills, California, participating in a panel discussion subsequent to a screening of Frank Capra's Mr Smith Goes to Washington.
Despite this Sorkin does not consider himself a political activist noting "I've met political activists, and they're for real. I've never marched anyplace or done anything that takes more effort than writing a check in terms of activism".
Guess who is sexist? A liberal.
And THAT is why they are called Actresses......, no wait - somehing’s very wrong here....
And he loves drugs. Remember when he was caught at the airport with magic mushrooms?
Note: political info in post 1 is from wikipedia. Let’s see if this information about Sorkin, now released by the the press, will be allowed on Wikipedia.
Sorkin is concondemning media outlets for publishing the emails and private messages at Sony. Funny how he SUDDENLY CARES about protecting speech, eh?
I wonder if he feels the same protections should go to.....conservatives.
I hate Hollywood, I hate the NoKos, and I hate race baiters like Sharpton... and this juicy email dump crime has the very real possibility of damaging all three below the waterline.
Liberals ripping each other apart! I love it!
It goes without saying that these guys despise women, given the drivel that passes for screenwriting. Dreadful, condescending drively nonsense that is an insult to talent and audience alike seems to be their raison d’etre, so what’s his point?
Hate needs to be selective ... at the personal level..
There are many GOOD people in Hollywood.
“I hate the prevailing Hollywood culture of depraved, perverted limosine liberalism.”
Is that better?
< antiflame type=asbestos >
You could say the same about real life. < /anti flame >
I heard of two films that might have been or sounded mildly interesting but apparently neither was actually released to theaters yet
“The Last Knghts: with Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman
“The Prince” with Bruce Willis which went straight to video on demand apparently lol
Uh oh... You misspelled “antiflame” at least once - it might affect your protection! ;-P
They’re busy SINKING their own ship.
I'm still thinking that Andrew Breitbart was targeted for assassination by Hollywood liberals.
Guys do more daring-do, women get stuck with the boring stuff that needs doing. Man’s work is from sun to sun, women’s work is never done.”
There is a certain discipline to doing a job, tedious, necessary, and incredibly boring, that renders any man who attempts it a raving lunatic within weeks. I wouldn’t call it easier.
Everything Sorkin said is true. The “bar is higher” to take home the Best Actor Oscar because there’s more competition. Because most leading roles in films are written for males. Because movies with males in the lead make more money. It isn’t sexism — it’s statistics.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. “Gravity” starring Sandra Bullock made tons of money. But that’s an outlier. An exception. Disney Princess movies are also an exception. But are animated roles really Leading Actress parts? Generally speaking, Hollywood does not put women in the lead. Check what’s playing at the multiplex right now. I’m talking about “by and large,” “in general,” and “for the most part.”
If there are no show-offy, tour-de-force parts for actresses to play — no roles where they lose fifty pounds, or simulate addiction, or autism, or go billionaire-to-rags, then there are no female show-offy, tour-de-force performances, a la “Dallas Buyers Club” or “Leaving Las Vegas” or “Rain Man” or “Forest Gump” or “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Sorkin is right when he says scooping up the Best Actress Oscar for “Blue Jasmine” is a cakewalk when your only competition is whoever played Ironman’s girlfriend or The Wolf of Wall Street’s stripper wife. In the paltry five scenes The Girlfriend/Wife of Leading Man had in the whole movie.
So Sorkin may be an annoying hack who, by the way, can’t write for women at all — all his female characters sound like men — who all sound like each other — who all sound like Aaron Sorkin — but he’s right about it being a lot easier to win the Best Actress Oscar than Best Actor Oscar.
Let’s face it....Sony is not worried about violence in the movie theaters....they are worried about the rest of the hacked emails to be released!
I’m just glad we can count on the press to aid and abet the cyber-terrorists.
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