Rude, crude playing field
GlennWhipp asserts that Paul Feig is one of the most important filmmakers in Hollywood because he has obliterated the wall that separates the sexes in comedies [“Point Made by Comedy Genre Gender-Flipping,” June 14], or stated more explicitly, women can be as crude and crass as men, and people will flock to the theaters for this type of entertainment.
Whipp also emphasizes the importance of Feig’s films, but that importance is based solely on revenue, not on meaningful and thought-provoking filmmaking. Moreover, he claims the director “…is creating emotionally honest female characters who are strong, funny and driving the plot.” Nonetheless, this plot is puerile and unrealistic, with female characters whose strength emanates from the profuse profanity they can spew out in one sentence.
Feig might have obliterated that wall to equalize the playing field, but by so doing, he’s also successfully lowered the standards for both sexes.
PAUL FEIG has lowered the standards for both sexes, one reader writes.