Warner Bros. next DC Film release, Birds of Prey, caused a huge storm of hype last week at New York Comic Con. Now, in a new interview with Premier Magazine, Ewan McGregor has been discussing the film’s script.
McGregor discussed in detail how the script approaches the represents misogyny differently to other Hollywood movies. It certainly sounds like Birds of Prey wants to approach things differently and we can’t wait to see the results.
“What interested me with Birds of Prey is that it’s a feminist film,” he explains. “It is very finely written. There is in the script a real look on misogyny, and I think we need that. We need to be more aware of how we behave with the opposite sex. We need to be taught to change.”
“Misogynists in movies are often extreme: they rape, they beat women and it is legitimate to represent people like that, because they exist and they are obviously the worst. But in the Birds of Prey dialogues, there is always a hint of everyday misogyny, of those things you say as a man you do not even realize, mansplaining and it’s in the script in a very subtle way. I found that brilliant.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48n1GmDSfmw
Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) stars Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. The movie will be directed by Cathy Yan and arrives in cinemas on February 7, 2020.