Reese Witherspoon doesn’t want to bask in the bath of hypocritical BS most women in Hollywood would sacrifice their male counterpart’s career for. Female only by association Leslie Jones is probably legs spread underneath the figurative tub’s faucet almost at the point of orgasm over the ability to benefit as a victim while being in a blockbuster guaranteed hit. It’s like being able to play in the big leagues and no fan being allowed to call your performance bad when you strike out. Most female-led films are basically bowling with bumper guards but women still assume they’re the messiah of strikes like Jesus Quintana from The Big Lebowski. Those perfect scores from critics aren’t because everyone loves a Lena Dunham movie. It’s because most blogs are afraid of advertisers pulling out after the backlash of being labeled misogynistic, sexist, and an unsafe space on the internet. Hollywood has lowered the bar just so women don’t feel left out and Reese has had enough.
Reese’s interview with Marie Claire magazine:
“It shouldn’t just be about financial success. We should have as many opportunities to fail as we do succeed,” she told the magazine. “Because artistry is not about succeeding always. It’s about having the courage to try and put out into the world new ideas.”
Witherspoon’s dream of female flopping is already here. Taraji P. Henson, playing the part of what would normally be a male assassin in the Proud Mary movie, is doing horribly in the box office and in the eyes of critics. Sometimes not being a hypocrite can hurt when reality hits. Reese’s public plea for critics to call out terrible female movies is commendable. It shows accountability. Now if that same attitude could only roll over into the MeToo movement Hollywood might be able to save itself from certain doom.