DC and Star Wars director Patty Jenkins has never been a people-pleaser it seems and just a few days after she completely turned down the idea of directing her own Netflix project, the Wonder Woman filmmaker is once again making headlines after her choice of words regarding films that are released straight to streaming.
During her appearance at the 2021 CinemaCon (via ComicBook), Jenkins criticized the entire concept of straight-to-streaming movies and went as far as calling them "fake". She said: "All of the films that streaming services are putting out, I’m sorry, they look like fake movies to me. I don’t hear about them, I don’t read about them. It’s not working as a model for establishing legendary greatness."
Unsurprisingly, Patty's controversial statement didn't sit well with a lot of people, especially the folks who also work in the film industry. After her comments were made public, the director quickly became a hot topic on social media and it's safe to say that she's currently on the fans' hitlist. On Twitter, Jenkins was lambasted by users who even mocked Wonder Woman 1984 for being outperformed by straight-to-streaming films. Check out some of the reactions below:
Thank you to all the directors and creatives who moved their projects to streaming during the pandemic. Patty Jenkins may think you're shit below her heel but your art has been appreciated by myself and many. We've also been able to safely view it.— Stephanie. (@qsteph) September 2, 2021
Patty Jenkins and all the directors who think their movies are “too good” for streaming are full of shit— Hello, Peter. (@IWriteAllDay_) September 2, 2021
Patty Jenkins think before talking challenge pic.twitter.com/UVqY0DRuor— Austin (@Arkhamaus) September 3, 2021
WW84 was one of the biggest disappointments in the DC’s universe. Patty Jenkins should stay very silent about what qualifies a movie as legendary and great pic.twitter.com/I9N6OIokme— Joshua Chenault (@joshuachenault1) September 2, 2021
I don’t know how Patty Jenkins considers these “fake movies” when they both outsold WW84. pic.twitter.com/EqJVCpbeSV— (@HailMother) September 3, 2021
Its so hypocritical & nasty for Patty Jenkins and others directors like her to say something like that. You ain't dragging those "fake movies" sis. Your disrespecting your colleagues, other directors, who make them movies.pic.twitter.com/fZjTOv8Gtn— (@psychee03) September 2, 2021
Patty Jenkins and Christopher Nolan have spent this entire pandemic whining incessantly about movie theaters, and yet, have either of them dropped even a dime towards pandemic aid?— Stevie Mat (@stevie_mat) September 2, 2021
What about all the theater employees who got laid off from closures? Not even we matter, huh?
Me know Patty Jenkins’s entitled ass is about to make a Star Wars movie with the most vicious fans in existence pic.twitter.com/Gr8DU9dPcL— Liz (@AtheistjLiz) September 2, 2021
Everytime Patty Jenkins speaks: pic.twitter.com/4EMV3XKI3f— pres (@prashvnth) September 2, 2021
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Many fans have known Jenkins for her no-nonsense attitude and straightforwardness but clearly, there are times when she goes way overboard with her choice of words. Of course, she's not someone who is out vying for a Miss Popular award but I hope she finally realizes that there needs to be a filter between her brain and her mouth.
I mean, she wouldn't want to burn bridges considering streaming is hot right now and most certainly, she wouldn't want to develop enemies from her own circle. Hollywood is small after all.
Meanwhile, details about Patty Jenkins' Rogue Squadron are still being kept under wraps.