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Another Controversy For Martin Scorsese: Shuts Down The Lack of Female Characters in His Films

The director went on to say, "If the story doesn’t call for it… it’s a waste of everybody's time."


Courtesy : The Hollywood Reporter

Martin Scorsese seemingly just can't catch a breath, it seems. After the elongated and on-going Marvel saga, the director finds himself in another controversy for another thing. According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Scorsese shut down the question of female characters in his films.

The director was recently present at the Rome Film Fest on Monday along with producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff for the screening of his upcoming film, The Irishman. Apart from his comments about Marvel films among other things, A member of the Italian press also asked Scorsese why his films’ protagonists are mainly men, showing few interesting female stories.

A somewhat frustrated Scorsese immediately shot down the journalist's question. “No. That’s not even a valid point. That’s not valid. I cant…That goes back to 1970. That’s a question that I’ve had for so many years. Am I supposed to?”

“No,” chimed in Koskoff.

“If the story doesn’t call for it…It’s a waste of everybody’s time. If the story calls for a female character lead, why not?”

“Alice Doesn’t Live Here,” chimed in Koskoff again.

“Oh, that’s only one film. They don’t count that. Age of Innocence, they don’t count that,” said Scorsese.

“Casino,” said Koskoff.

“Casino. Sharon Stone’s great in that. They don’t count that. Forget it,” said Scorsese. “‘It’s all these men,’” he continued, implying he was being unfairly targeted, which prompted larger applause from the Italian press.

“Sure, I’d like to do,” said Scorsese. “But you know what, I’m 76 now. How am I going to have the time? I don’t know what’s going to happen. We don't know. I don’t have time anymore.”

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