Rose Byrne calls Hol­ly­wood come­dies out for misog­yny

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Ac­tor Rose

Byrne (right) says that “main­stream US come­dies” in­dulge in misog­yny. The 37-year-old says fe­male char­ac­ters in main­stream come­dies are of­ten lit­tle more than a stereo­type, whereas men are usu­ally af­forded the chance to de­liver the most mem­o­rable punch lines.

“I think in a lot of main­stream US come­dies, the women are al­ways the nag­ging one, the downer. Those films are a bit misog­y­nis­tic,” Byrne told The Evening Stan­dard.

Byrne also said that the movie in­dus­try is “bro­ken”, ar­gu­ing that there is lack of orig­i­nal ideas in Hol­ly­wood at the mo­ment. “The only films that the stu­dios are mak­ing are about ro­bots and cars,” she said.

PHOTO:CARLO AL­LE­GRI/REUTERS

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