A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in May 2018:
James Cameron has criticised the final scene in Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ for objectifying Sigourney Weaver’s character, Ripley.
Weaver’s keennes to participate in the scene is apparently an irrelevance to him, as are the fairly obvious reasons that the decision to strip Weaver down to her underwear may have been taken (to emphasise her belief that she’s safe – making the appearance of the Xenomorph more surprising – and to leave her as vulnerable as possible).
It’s a great scene in a great film but “feminism ruins everything” (in the words of 6oodfella). My only hope is that in pushing this agenda, representations of sexuality that heterosexual men are likely to enjoy will become subversive… And, that this will lead to increasing courage and creativity in the cultural sector which will push the boundaries, imposed by feminist aggression, both in the making of art and in the public politics of the auteurs.
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