If you didn't grow up with the Superman movies of the 70s and 80s, you likely only know Margot Kidder from one of the most overplayed Family Guy gags in history. And while she hasn't been in the spotlight for a while, she's still got a thing or two to say about a thing or two, namely how poorly the new DCEU films have been treating the character she once brought to life, Lois Lane.
While appearing on the Hey U Guys podcast, Kidder was asked about the new DC films, and expressed her dismay over what the character of Lois Lane has become. It cuts right to the core of a major issue with the entire DCEU... "They took one of the best American actresses around, Amy Adams, and didn’t give her anything to do. I mean, how stupid is that? They made her what used to be the girlfriend, which kind of ended in the '60s with women’s rights."
During our spoiler discussion of Batman v Superman, Brandy and I lamented the treatment of all the female characters who weren't Wonder Woman, and Kidder's comments only further cement the notion that unless you're a total badass female (Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, Katana), you're a total screaming damsel in distress stereotype (Lois Lane, Martha Kent, June Moone). In fact, I've got a great slogan for their films division... DC Films: New Millennium Spectacle, Old Millennium Values!
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