Martin Scorsese Shoots Down Accusation His Films Lack Female Characters

Martin Scorsese Shoots Down Accusation His Films Lack Female Characters
Martin Scorsese has dominated headlines in recent weeks for his comments slamming Marvel movies as “theme parks” and not cinema, but it was another topic that turned heads during the director’s press conference at the Rome Film Festival. Scorsese’s Netflix gangster epic “The Irishman” screened as the centerpiece selection of this year’s event. During the press conference (via THR/Kinótico), an Italian press member asked Scorsese why his movies are dominated by male characters and show little interest in female stores. Scorsese immediately shot down the criticism.

“No. That’s not even a valid point. That’s not valid,” Scorsese said. “I can’t… That goes back to 1970. That’s a question that I’ve had for so many years. Am I supposed to? If the story doesn’t call for it…It’s a waste of everybody’s time. If the story calls for a female character lead,
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