Last week Martin Scorsese came under fire for committing spandex blasphemy and dismissing Marvel’s ‘cinematic’ Universe. This week, while promoting The Irishman, Scorsese is again asked to explain himself.
Via THR some people apparently want to know the answer to the hot question of our times; why aren’t there more female leads in your movies anyway, Scorsese?!
“No. That’s not even a valid point. That’s not valid. I can’t…. That goes back to 1970. That’s a question that I’ve had for so many years. Am I supposed to? If the story doesn’t call for it…. It’s a waste of everybody’s time. If the story calls for a female character lead, why not? Oh [Alice Doesn’t Live Here], that’s only one film. They don’t count that. Age of Innocence, they don’t count that. Casino. Sharon Stone’s great in that. They don’t count that. Forget it. ‘It’s all these men’. Sure, I’d like to do [more female-centered films], but you know what, I’m 76 now. How am I going to have the time? I don’t know what’s going to happen. We don’t know. I don’t have time anymore.”
At least he didn’t buckle and ask for forgiveness. Who the fuck would watch Goodfellas and immediately start thinking about gender quotas, anyway? What the fuck is wrong with these people?