January 24, 2017

Judd Apatow defends his cinematic portrayal of women

HollywoodNews.com: “I definitely think it’s unfair.”

Those are the words of film director-producer Judd Apatow on the criticism he’s received from the portrayal of female characters in his work.

The director spoke with Jezebel, defending the way he’s painted the ladies in the past. He’s taken a finger-wagging for it, particularly from Katherine Heigl who starred in “Knocked Up.” She felt her one-night stand protagonist was “sexist.”

Apatow says that his female muses are “from a male point of view. Because I wrote them and I’m a man.”
Actresses such as Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch, Katherine Heigl and Catherine Keener have all “broken out from the movies and have done great work,” said Apatow.

“I feel like we’ve had some amazing female characters and performances in all the movies,” he said.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Apatow is currently working on an HBO project with “Tiny Furniture” star Lena Dunham about a group of twentysomething women in New York.

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