It's a Man's World at the Movies
Huffington Post - about 3 years
An amazing movie will open in theaters later this week. Out of The Furnace is our generation's Deer Hunter, about rust belt America, war, PTSD, drugs, guns, violence and white underclass misery. A few deer show up, too. It is bleak, good stuff, and halfway through watching it, I found myself thinking, someone's going to win a big award for this one.
But watching it was even more depressing for me than it was perhaps meant to be. Why? Because the world depicted on the screen is almost entirely male.
There's nothing new about that. For most of my life, I've walked out of movies with a slightly deflated sense of my place in the world. It is depressing to sit through a two-hour spectacle without female protagonists doing anything but supporting or trying to have sex with men.
Besides Casey Affleck and Christian Bale, Out of the Furnace stars Woody Harrelson, Willem Dafoe, Sam Shepherd, Forrest Whitaker. Zoe Saldana is the sole female in it.
She plays a love interest whose day job
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