Source: The Daily Beast
Natalie Dormer Talks ‘Hunger Games,’ Feminism, and Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Needs More Dick
[Excerpt from the interview:]
The Hunger Games universe is refreshing because it isn’t so patriarchal. You’ve got Katniss as the protagonist and Julianne Moore as the president of District 13.
Women are over 50 percent of the population. It’s one of the few films thatactually represents us. What we’re aiming for in the industry is not to go, “Girl power! Wave the flag!” We want to get to a place where the gender is irrelevant, because then it’s about the personality, and about the story. What I love about Mockingjay–Part 1 is that President Coin or Cressida could have easily been played by a man, and if you look at Interstellar, the Anne Hathaway or Jessica Chastain roles would have been men years ago. I’m glad that cinema is catching up to what television has known for a while: that three-dimensional, complex women get an audience engaged as much as the men. I’m a feminist in the true sense of the word. It’s about equality.
It’s pretty crazy how that word, “feminist,” has become a trigger-word in 2014. Time magazine even included it on a potential list of words that should be “banned” in 2015.
It really is crazy that the word “feminist” can have negative connotations in 2014. It upsets me that the younger generation of women think it’s a dirty word, and associate it with a kind of militantism or a sense of female superiority. It’s not. It just means liberation, and equality. (Continued at the source.)