Again in August, James Cameron thought it might be a good suggestion—or at the least a medium thought—to publicly go in opposition to the grain and declare that Surprise Lady was “a step backwards” for girls in motion pictures. He believed that the movie’s constructive reception was simply “self-congratulatory back-patting” from “male Hollywood,” and he highlighted the precise feminist power of Linda Hamilton’s Terminator character Sarah Connor (who occurs to be from a film he made). Surprise Lady director Patty Jenkins later known as him out, explaining that not all sturdy girls need to be “onerous, robust, and troubled” and that “we haven’t come very far” if we are able to’t “rejoice an icon of girls in all places as a result of she is engaging and loving.”
Now, Cameron is giving extra details about his feedback, telling The Hollywood Reporter that he stands by his assertion that Gal Gadot in Surprise Lady is an “objectified icon.” It seems like his most important points are nonetheless with Surprise Lady’s outfit and with Gal Gadot herself, noting that “she was carrying a sort of bustier costume” and that “she’s completely drop-dead attractive,” which he doesn’t consider as “breaking floor” as a result of “that they had Raquel Welch doing stuff like that int he ‘60s.” He additionally reiterates how nice Linda Hamilton was within the Terminator motion pictures, saying her portrayal of Sarah Connor was “if not forward of its time, at the least a breakthrough in its time” as a result of she was central to the plot and never simply there to be ogled.
Cameron does stroll again his criticism of Surprise Lady a tiny bit, saying it was “a superb movie” and that it was nice that Hollywood let a lady direct a giant tentpole film like that, however he didn’t suppose it was something particular as a result of Surprise Lady herself was nonetheless partly there as a intercourse object. Weirdly, although, one of many particular issues he did like about Surprise Lady was that “sexually, she had the higher hand with the male character,” which he says “was enjoyable,” so perhaps he didn’t suppose this complete factor by way of.