Rose Byrne calls Hollywood comedies out for misogyny
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.