Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hollywood empowers lesbians

The LA Times reports:
Ellen Page has been met with an outpouring of celebrity support after she fought back tears during an emotional speech Friday in Las Vegas in which she came out as gay. Utilizing her totem as an actress, Page early in her address singled out the entertainment industry as one that "places crushing standards on all of us."
Did those crushing standards turn her into a lesbian? It sure seems to me that Hollywood loves gays and lesbians. The Christian family man is the oddball.

Page also talked about her dedication to roles where women are empowered and independent. Her best-known movies are Juno (2007), where she rapes and underage boy and keeps the baby, and Hard Candy (2005), where castrates a man suspected of some bad behavior. Are those really empowered roles?

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