Originally Posted by I SEE SPIDEY
And that Stigma only exists because those films were awful and weren't marketed as well as the male led films with similar budgets but don't tell Hollywood that.
Times are quickly changing, several genre films starring women have done well. Nobody wants to see some generic looking bad movie about a half naked woman with no personality beating people up.
Agree. The problem with films like 'Catwoman' (so bad it's good) and 'Supergirl' (so bad) isn't the gender of the lead, it's the poor script and directing. It's baffling that in 2014 the concept of a superheroine film is still an actual discussion. There are many
terrible male fronted comic book movies ('Daredevil', 'Hulk', 'Green Lantern', 'Batman & Robin' etc) and Hollywood's solution to that is just to make better ones. But a couple of bad female fronted cbm and suddenly it's a strike against the entire gender...
I think the main problem is that for some reason with women in film we're unable to get past her gender and everything that happens in the script has to be based around it whereas male characters are seen as 'default' and therefore taken for granted.