Jurassic World's Colin Trevorrow accused of sexism on Twitter
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, who has just been hired for Star Wars Episode IX, has made some controversial remarks about gender equality in Hollywood on Twitter. His comments have attracted backlash.Updated: Aug 25, 2015 12:15 IST
Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow has some controversial and slightly misogynistic things to say about gender equality in Hollywood.
Trevorrow, 38, addressed gender imbalance while responding to a query on Twitter, where he was asked "Do you think that if you were a female director in Hollywood you would have gotten the chance to direct Jurassic World?".
"To me, this is not a simple case of exclusion within an impenetrable corporate system. It's complex, and it involves a component that I think is rarely discussed — very high levels of artistic and creative integrity among female directors.
"Maybe this opinion makes me naive, but as an employee of two companies run by brilliant women, I don't think I am. There is a sincere desire correct this imbalance at the highest levels of our industry right now. And yes it does make me feel terrible to be held up as a symptom of a social injustice. I'm a person. Nobody wants to be part of the problem".
He also said many of the top female directors in the industry are not interested in doing a piece of studio business for its own sake.
"I want to believe that a filmmaker with both the desire and ability to make a studio blockbuster will be given the opportunity to make their case. I stress desire because I honestly think that's a part of the issue".
These filmmakers have clear voices and stories to tell that don't necessarily involve superheroes or spaceships and dinosaurs," he wrote.
Jurassic World, which has grossed USD 638 million in the domestic box office, is only Trevorrow's second directorial feature.
@colintrevorrow I cannot begin to tell you how naive & wrong it is. I have all the desire in the world. I would kill to make a blockbuster.— Tanya Wexler (@TanyaWexler) August 22, 2015
He was hired after only directing one feature, 2012 Sundance indie Safety Not Guaranteed.
Trevorrow is on board for another big studio project, Disney's Star Wars: Episode IX.
First Published: Aug 24, 2015 14:00 IST