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Filmism.net Dispatch March 27, 2011

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Emily Browning was trash talking the MPAA this week for restricting her sex scene with Jon Hamm in Suckerpunch. She said they demanded more and more be taken out until it looked like the guy was 'taking advantage of her', whereas before it had looked like she was a young woman taking control of her sexuality.

Left with such a result, her and director Zack Snyder agreed to cut the scene altogether. A commendable move, Emily, but don't you realise you're the latest in a long line of porn-inspired female action movie figures, that you and your co-stars' proud adherence to the term 'girls who kick ass' is as tired and bedraggled as the torn and skimpy outfits you wear?

If you didn't want to be taken advantage of, maybe you should have thought twice before signing on to play a role that makes you look like a Japanese hentai character. Do I blame you for the role? Absolutely not - in modern Hollywood your only value as an actress under 30 is how hot you look wielding weapons while dressed like a stripper. While Suckerpunch will no doubt be an entertaining movie (but even that's in doubt after early reviews), I can't help go into it feeling sad that these are the role models we portray to kids everywhere - especially from an actress of real talent like Abbie Cornish. It's not the first time I've noticed or written about it, and I'm not the only one.

In happier news, I remember thinking Dr Suess' The Lorax would make a great allegorical movie after reading it as a kid. A huge corporation (think Tyrell or Weyland Yutani making thneeds), a strong environmental message, a lone hero and (if you remember) a very grown up and downer ending. So I was only slightly surprised to learn some development exec thought the same, and Danny De Vito, Zac Efron and Taylor Swift have been cast so far.

I also found time awhile back to catch up with Lars von Trier's latest assault on the senses/headfuck, The Antichrist. Forget everything you've heard – it's worse.

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