Sunday, March 15, 2020

Blind Items Revealed #1

March 5, 2020

This A- list actress/director who all of you know tried really hard to land the directing gig for this long long awaited sequel to a haunted holiday favorite. An executive from the studio in a accidental reply all email said there was no way a woman was getting the gig.

Elizabeth Banks/Hocus Pocus 2

21 comments:

Taika Naptiti said...

We all should have listened to MorningLorri. Nice work.

squirrelmistress said...

hey i said elizabeth banks when this blind first came out. everyone else was saying angie.

ZZZedMaster said...

White women suck at directing.A fact they just can't accept is true.

Amartel said...

This lady does not have a great track record.

TeeHee@U said...

Coming from a woman, Elizabeth Banks directed Charlies Angels with KStew and the movie Flopped HARD. I would say the executive did not want to make this much awaited sequel about identity politics as the headlines would have more about a "female director" (because Elizabeth Banks did just that type of marketing for CHarlies Angels) and, not, the headline: "Hocus Pocus 2: Finally Here."
In Hollywood, you are only as good as your last flop. You lose a studio money you are out. Elizabeth Banks did just that; (and, I found her hysterical in 40 Year Old Virgin).

gauloise said...

She has gone woke, which tanked her last film.

No one wants a feminist exploration in a popcorn film like Hocus Pocus. (unless it was done intelligently and interestingly like Get Out, but from her track record with Charlie's she showed she cant do that)

Vita said...

After Charlie's Angels, she might have been thrilled that that email said "woman," rather than naming her!

IndieRaga said...

You're as good as your last film.....or something like that!

missann said...

BS, men get to direct one stinker after another and continue to work

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TeeHee@U said...

Established directors, yes. Directors that are capable are providing a hit, but, for some reason failed after many successes, of course, will be rehired. The point is the overall financial game ou can bring a studio. A director controls the movie and Elizabeth Banks did just that, AND, failed to get asses in seats.

Really wish talent and not race, religion and determines someone getting hired and not filling out a quota. Maybe if female directors really wanted to be seen as equal they should never mention their sex while promoting. I cannot imagine wanting special treatment at work based on the color of my skin or my sex.

Talent is blind. As it should be.

texasrose said...

How many on this reply all message this?? Hard to believe in today's WOKE world that this wouldn't have gone viral and this executive cxcled by now.

sandybrook said...

People want a Hocus Pocus sequel?👹

ZZZedMaster said...

Yeah but out of all the minority groups,white women have been given the most directing opportunities after white men.Can't really judge other female minorities when Hollywood outright refuses to give them opportunities past their 'race'.White women being the largest racial group should have a better and most established track record by now.The way Elizabeth Banks and Elizabeth Warren conducted themselves after their loss was downright unacceptable.Blaming men for your lack of success is just pathetic at this stage especially given the fact that white women have the exact same resources,networks and opportunities as white men.So what's holding you back?Seeing Asian men and women doing well when they haven't been in this country so long,its definitely a topic worth exploring.

The thing with white men is that they've always looked up to successful men in all fields while white women only look up to the entertainment industry for female role models.How many women know who patty jerkins is?How many people saw wonder women for patty jerkins?Men watch films based on the director very rarely the actor.while women look up to the actresses rather than the directors.You have men praising and worshipping Christopher Nolan(his fandom is the one of the most online annoying fandoms)Whereas I can't recall any female director is worshipped in the same way Christopher Nolan is worshipped.Wonder woman was only a success because it was an already established brand and gal gadot's personality sold the hearts of women everywhere.So that's just one way of looking at the issue.Women look at superficial traits while men look at depth and character.

I'm sorry guys but when a woman from hong Kong can namedrop all influential women in finance while an american woman can't then you know you've got a problem and this is what I say when I was watching a documentary in CNBC. It made me realise how many women can name drop successful women in finance,science,tech,business etc.My guess is not many and that is why a lot of women ain't successful.

TeeHee@U said...

Men (of all races) drop names all the time. "Boy's club" will always exists for a reason for the same reason wa girl club as well: to understand and help all the particular issues each sex is going though.

So, I would understand why men and women want alone time from other opposite sex...to vent (which often makes you better than taking cheap shots at husband/ wife to feel you are not alone).

And, women are immensely successful. Look at Taylor Swift (or Beyonce), though she thinks being a scrawny male and not a spoiled little, white girl is easier than being a slim, white boy with no daddy to jumpstart her career.. (Her new video convinces me she is an idiot/ deeply out of touch).

Name dropping is not an sex thing; it is "I desperately need a job" thing.

orangesoda said...

Who the hell knows Elizabeth Banks lol

Kimelem said...

She's one of those where you know the name but haven't a clue about their work.

Skyler the Weird said...

The odds be never in her favor.

Karma said...

Since Bette Middler and Sara Jessica Parker have both been accused by their peers of not being supportive to other women...doubt they will go to bat for poor Elizabeth. Who wants to see this sequel anyhow? SJP removed her face wart, so it's no fun now!;)

Monkeyweather said...

True, but this thing of "hire this person BECAUSE she's a woman" is getting old, and that might have been what was behind that message.

Monkeyweather said...

I know, right? 🙄

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