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Manohla Dargis Has Some Choice Words for Hollywood

Kathryn Bigelow wins Dargis' seal of approval.

New York Times film critic Manohla "Movie Killer" Dargis would like you to know that any notion you have about her going soft is entirely untrue. In a wide-ranging interview over at Jezebel, Dargis rips into Hollywood for its treatment of women, both as fans and filmmakers, and uses lots of curse words along the way.

"Fuck them," she says, to Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros., two huge Hollywood studios that didn't release a single movie directed by a woman this year. She had equally harsh words for terrible romantic comedies ("the people making them have no fucking taste"), the Academy Awards ("the Oscars are bullshit and we hate them") and the great Paul Dergarabedian ("Fuck him. What an asshole."). She does, however, reserve some compliments for The Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow ("The idea that a woman can be a great action director is not is everyone's comfort zone. That's [Bigelow's] exceptionalism."). Go read the rest and then make sure you never make her mad.

"Fuck Them": Times Critic On Hollywood, Women, & Why Romantic Comedies Suck [Jezebel]