We Don’t Need Feminism Because We’re Equal Now, part 1 of Infinity

Daria is not amused.

When a movie with a male lead bombs, the reasons are understood to be many and diverse.

When a movie with a female lead bombs (or doesn’t make 1 gazillion dollars right out the gate), there is only one reason why.

Are there plans to do any more sequels for the recently released DC animated films?
We had originally planned to do sequels for Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, but Wonder Woman’s sales started out extremely slow and then over time were eventually able to catch up to probably Justice League Frontier. The Exec’s [sic] decided because it wasn’t able to sell quickly right away, where as Justice League was, that there wouldn’t be any more female super hero films right now. We were developing and hoping to get started on a Batgirl film based on Year One, but because of Wonder Woman’s slow sales start, that won’t be happening now.

It’s not because the screenplay was mangled by the executives, or bad advertising, or the half-assed “battle of the sexes” crap shoehorned in, or inept disregard for the source material. It couldn’t have been anything else other than the unacceptably high vagoo levels.

Strangely, Green Lantern’s disappointing sales haven’t blacklisted all male superhero movies. Although, I shudder to think what they would have done if the Green Lantern they used was the John Stewart version.

This isn’t new; in fact the head exec of Warner Bros. made it a policy for their live action films way back in 2007.

Warner Bros president of production Jeff Robinov has made a new rule that “We are no longer doing movies with women in the lead”, according to DeadlineHollywood. Apparently, Robinov won’t even look at a script with a female lead.

Hurray for our post-sexist society.

I sit here typing this while watching episodes of Daria. For those unfamilar with the show, Daria was a hilarious MTV cartoon starring an unconventional teenage girl struggling against the jaw-dropping stupidity of those around her.

For years it was the top 3 requested shows on TVShowsOnDVD.com. Let me repeat that. Top 3. As in this was a DVD that consumers were begging for. It was at the top of that list for years.

So they solved the issue with music copyrights, and they finally released the freaking thing a few days ago. As I type, Amazon says it is the second highest selling TV series on DVD (next to True Blood, which if I’m not mistaken also stars a chick). I imagine it will only climb as people realize “HOLY MONKEYS THEY FINALLY RELEASED A DARIA DVD!!11!!”

Daria’s vagoo doesn’t seem to be slowing her down any. Maybe, just maybe, that isn’t what the audience at large cares about? Maybe they care about competent filmmaking and engaging stories?

Huh, yeah right. Make way for the latest DC superhero movie, Wonder Man. Keanu Reeves stars as an Air Force pilot that crash lands on an island of peaceful blue-skinned Amazonians. He becomes super competent in their way of life in the course of a week, and leads them to battle against Spartans. Because they can’t do it themselves.  Also the Amazonian princess Diana falls in love with him. She’s a strong female character- but not too strong! Coming soon to a theater near you.

Is the eco-Obama-terrorist that sabotaged the Gulf’s oil rig reading this? Can you do it again, only this time somehow pull it off so that it only soaks Warner Bros. execs in sweet, sweet fossilized pollutants? That would be great.


4 Responses to “We Don’t Need Feminism Because We’re Equal Now, part 1 of Infinity”

  1. 1 Whitney B. Fair
    May 20, 2010 at 8:48 am

    What?!?!?!?!?… No Batgirl… I was very excited about this character becoming animated, and now its put on hold indefinitely because of Wonder Woman…poor wonder woman, but she’s not a favorite so I am more concerned with Batgirl.

    Is Batgirl a lesbian or is that an incarnation of Batwoman, or are they one in the same? Either way I want to read them both…

    Do you have any of the Batgirl comics?

    The Green Lantern is my all time favorite super hero, some versions are hit and miss, but all in all, the story of the Green Lantern was great…

    I am now in love with the Green Hornet…amazing new comic (or new story just being released I should say), but an opinion is nothing to blacklist a character for. I have yet to read my Doctor Solar comic, but it looks good.

    Daria; you so need to teach me the ways of Daria. By the time I got MTV she was off the air, plus when I was little pop-up video on vh1 was the shit…I feel a Daria night coming on soon!!! She seems like someone I can relate to, she’s an “unconventional teenage girl struggling against the jaw-dropping stupidity of those around her.” -wonderful.

    Are you joking about Wonder Man? I roll my eyes at the idea its so horrible. Although Keanu Reeves is delicious, the whole concept is appalling…

    Another wonderful blog, thanks Johnny Kaje.

  2. May 20, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    I don’t think any of the Batgirls (the Year One Batgirl being Barbara Gordon) have been outed as lesbians. That’s Batwoman, who kind of does her own thing independent of Batman.

    (I don’t have very many Batman comics anymore, but I do have a few encyclopedias and the animated series.)

    And Wonder Man, luckily, was Sarcastic Sally piping up again. Although I wouldn’t mind so much if his costume looked like this:

    Homina homina!

  3. 3 Whitney B. Fair
    May 21, 2010 at 9:07 am

    It was Batwoman I was just confused for a little bit, lol…but sad news…lesbian Batwoman was given the axe too…follow the link below…


    I need to read both Batwoman and Batgirl…I stopped into Vintage Stock yesterday and saw some issues and was half tempted to get some but then found some issues of Rogue and had to buy those…my collection is growing…YAY!!! Plus I saw that the next issue of the Green Hornet is out!!! -I will wait till it becomes a back issue to buy it tho…

    Homina homina! is right…damn that is hot…if that was a character I would be suctioned to the comic and couldn’t be removed until my tongue has slobbered all the ink away…soooooooo delicious.

    On a more serious note it a sad that all female leads were given the axe due to just one female super hero with bad sales. I think Batgirl would have done great, and there are a lot of amazing female leads out in the world. The sad fact with me is that Wonder Woman is such an old character (in my mind…I think of the 70’s show…no other carnation sticks to my memory) and has been played out and is a little boring. Been there, done that (Wonder Woman is dated). Batgirl tho is a refreshing breath of air, I want to see more and am intrigued. Its funny/shitty that so many male leads have bombed, and stank worse than what I put in the toilet but still they don’t get axed or all male leads don’t suffer due to one bad role…ANGER!!!

  4. 4 Rev Dr Alan
    May 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    This comes as a surprise to me, as I would tend to think that skin tight costumes on female carachters would appeal to bald fat holly wood exec’s… Color me surprised…

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