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Elizabeth Banks Gets Buried In Blanket Statement About Steven Spielberg

Elizabeth Banks Gets Buried In Blanket Statement About Steven Spielberg

"Buy a fucking ticket to a movie with a woman, take them, give them the experience of seeing incredible women on film", she added.

When The Color Purple hit theaters in 1985, it was met with rave reviews.

Banks is now directing films herself, as well as acting, and she just accepted an award from the group Women in Film. Elizabeth Banks has not responded to the "blacklash" of her remarks about Steven Spielberg.

Actress Elizabeth Banks and writer Anne Thompson have learned that forgetting or dissing Steven Spielberg's beloved movie, The Color Purple, can bring the wrath of Twitter in their direction. Spielberg directed the comedy "Sugarland Express", starring Goldie Hawn and, more noteworthy, "The Color Purple", an adaptation of the Alice Walker novel, which starred Whoopi Goldberg.

In taking full responsibility for the false comments she made against Spielberg, the "Pitch Perfect 2" star and director also addressed her lack of acknowledgment for "The Color Purple". "I'm very sorry", she tweeted. She then went on to say Spielberg has never made a movie with a female lead. "Sorry, Steven. I don't mean to call your ass out but it's true", she told the crowd (quotes via The Wrap).

During her speech, Elizabeth called out director Steven Spielberg for allegedly never making a movie with a female lead. On Thursday, the hashtag #TheColorPurple was trending on Twitter as people in turn called Banks out for downplaying the significance of a critically-acclaimed major studio movie with black female leads.

Banks does still have a fair point, as the majority of Spielberg's films have featured male protagonists.

"I directed one movie". "I made things worse by giving the impression that I was dismissing Shari Belafonte when she attempted to correct me", Banks posted in the apology "I spoke with Shari backstage and she was kind enough to forgive me".

The fact that the star omitted any mention of the title, which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, has enraged some commentators, who have suggested that it makes the white actress, and her particular brand of feminism, seem exclusionary and dismissive of women of colour.


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