Joe Wright Throws Thinly Veiled ‘Sucker Punch’ At Snyder

Wright300Filmmaker Joe Wright, director of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, has criticised Sucker Punch for its “bullshit” message about female empowerment.

“I remember when the Spice Girls came out in the ‘90s and they called it ‘Girl Power’ – I think that’s bullshit,” he said, talking to Digital Spy.

“I probably shouldn’t say this but the posters for recent films with girls kicking arse – there’s one out at the moment – there’s girls in the poster in bikinis and crop-tops and they’ve got pigtails and they’re dressed up as schoolgirls.”

“They’re being sexualised, this is supposedly ‘Girl Power’ female empowerment and that’s bullshit.”

“Female empowerment is not about sex, that is the point of female empowerment. It’s about brain and not objectifying women.”

Wright ‘s next film is Hanna, released on May 6th, and starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett.