Here’s something that is making me angry this morning- sites are picking up on a story about how young women across Hollywood are auditioning to be Andrew Garfield’s love interest in the new Spiderman reboot.
Here’s the title from the Hollywood Reporter piece:
Will one of these women be Spiderman’s love interest?
There is just something inherently wrong with a process that talks about a female character in this way. It’s setting her up to be nothing more than a piece of meat. I just wish that people would understand the implications of creating this dynamic.
The guy is the superhero star, and the young woman is just the love interest with no name according to the story. Yet every up and comer wants to play this part.
So glad we also have Lisbeth Salander to look forward to cause Spiderman and the girl who will have two lines and have to look like she is in peril just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Will one of these women be Spider-Man’s love interest? (exclusive) (Hollywood Reporter)