Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jane Goldman on Kick Ass

I would like to direct your attention to this terrific interview with Jane Goldman, co-writer of Kick Ass, one of my favorite scripts of the last year. I admit even though I adored this script and loved the Hit Girl character and introduction, I was a bit nervous about an 11-year-old girl perpetrating this much violence. Jane Goldman does an excellent job of pointing out that we frequently see young girls as victims, but suddenly when they're the hero it's a little shocking.

As I was reading that I suddenly remembered that I had a little girl in my zombie script who eventually picks up a gun and shoots zombies and not once did it ever occur to me that it was objectionable. Yet here I was, a little uncomfortable with a heroic girl in someone else's film doing the same thing.

It's an interesting topic to me and I enjoyed reading her take on the whole thing. She also makes some great points about how women are not expected to like films like this, an expectation she finds to be quite silly. I agree.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:42 AM

    You might be interested in another interview she did with The Guardian (UK) a few weeks ago. The link is: .


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