Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie in Playing It Cool (2014)
Destroy the idea that we need to “prove” to Hollywood that an action movie with a female lead can sell, that once Marvel knows they could make money off a Black Widow or other female lead superhero movie, they will reward us with that movie.
Hollywood already knows action movies with female leads sell. Action movies and shows with female leads have been selling for decades. Here’s one list: (x).
Destroy the idea that “we need to prove action movies with female leads sell” is by itself a sufficient reason to watch a movie no matter what other problematic elements it has.
Destroy the idea that we are under some kind of obligation to re-prove what has already been proven many times. Destroy the idea that we should be giving even more money to a Hollywood who has already proven that they don’t care and that they are perfectly willing continue ignoring each new piece of evidence.
Destroy the idea that “female lead action movies don’t sell” is any kind of legitimate argument we need to try to counter. Destroy the idea that it is based on any kind of logic or evidence, and that it can be refuted if we only can just present sufficient counter-evidence. No amount of counter-evidence will ever be enough. Reject the argument and call it out wherever you see it.
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