“Birds of Prey” isn’t simply about the emancipation of a woman: It stars five women. It was directed by a woman, written by a woman, produced by two women, and for a studio led by a woman.
The film, directed by Cathy Yan (“Dead Pigs”), has been described as “a punk rock feminist superheroine movie,” which shouldn’t even be something one needs to point out. In fact, “Birds of Prey” star Mary Elizabeth Winstead told TheWrap that she never even considered the comic book film wouldn’t appeal to a wider audience, which has recently been a concern for films with all-female casts.
“I never really thought about that, to be honest. I just read it and thought it was a great script and a great group of characters,” Winstead said. “I like to be optimistic and think that if we make a good movie, people will want to come see it regardless of whether it’s a bunch of women or a bunch of men.”
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