Earlier this month critically-acclaimed director Martin Scorsese decided to come out and say that he doesn't really think of Marvel movies as cinema and now it seems like other filmmakers have decided to pile on to the heap of criticism against the comic book movie universe.
Early this week, The Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola decided to add on to Scorsese's criticism against Marvel movies, calling them despicable. Today, Talk to Her director Pedro Almodovar takes the conversation towards a new direction, saying that Marvel movies lack sexuality.
Speaking in an interview with Vulture, the director of films like Academy Award-nominated Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown makes his own notes about Marvel movies, saying that independent films allow for more freedom in terms of sexuality.
"Here, perhaps, there is a kind of self-censorship that doesn't allow the writers to write other kinds of stories," the filmmaker shared in his interview with the entertainment news outlet, "There are many, many movies about superheroes. And sexuality doesn't exist for superheroes. They are neutered. There is an unidentified gender, the adventure is what's important. You can find, among independent movies, more of this sexuality."
Of course, Marvel movies have more restraint than independent films. After all, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a commercial film franchise that only allows for PG-13 entries. Sure, some Marvel filmmakers might want to offer something more mature for fans, but we doubt that Marvel Studios would accept an R-Rated project. Marvel is a family-friendly brand. Moving on beyond the PG-13 rating would limit the studio's audience.
What do you think of sexuality in the MCU? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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