Ewan McGregor is Black Mask in the upcoming Birds of Prey film. The talented actor will be the lead villain in this female-led movie, which he praises for being feminist. He also explains, in a recent interview; how the movie will tackle misogyny:
“What interested me with Birds of Prey is that it’s a feminist film. It is very finely written. There is in the script a real look on misogyny, and I think we need that. We need to be more aware of how we behave with the opposite sex. We need to be taught to change. Misogynists in movies are often extreme: they rape, they beat women … and it is legitimate to represent people like that, because they exist and they are obviously the worst. But in the Birds of Prey dialogues, there is always a hint of everyday misogyny, of those things you say as a man you do not even realize, mansplaining … and it’s in the script in a very subtle way. I found that brilliant.”
Here is the official description of Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn):
“After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.”
Birds of Prey hits theaters February 7, 2020.
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