‘Charlie’s Angels’ Director Elizabeth Banks Challenges Trolls: Action Movies Are My Realm

‘Charlie’s Angels’ Director Elizabeth Banks Challenges Trolls: Action Movies Are My Realm
For all the Farrah Fawcett posters sold to adolescent boys in the 1970s, director Elizabeth Banks has always seen “Charlie’s Angels” as “super aspirational”: What if a pack of female spies could be smart and funny and capable and sexy, and work together to take down some bad guys? “I remember watching [the show] and feeling like I was watching professional women, women who worked,” Banks, who watched the show with her two sisters, said in a recent interview with IndieWire. “I thought that was so cool and they looked so great doing it and they were doing a really interesting job and it changed every day. My mom had a job, and I knew that when I grew up, I was going to have a job. ‘Well, so you’re going to have a job, that looks like a pretty good one.'”

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