Hollywood starlet Natalie Portman is one of the countless leftist stars in the industry.
She has jumped on one so-called progressive cause after another.
But Portman stunned feminists with one sentence.
Hollywood star Natalie Portman is a dyed-in-the-wool leftist.
She supported the Defund the Police movement and was instrumental in funding and promoting the Time’s Up organization, a response to the #MeToo movement.
However, Portman washed her hands of the organization after it fell apart due to #MeToo allegations against the son of former leader Lisa Borders, the organization’s unwillingness to take on the case of Joe Biden accuser Tara Reade, and other internal strife.
But while Portman was doing press for her new film May December, Portman railed against one trite talking point that the world would be more peaceful if it were run by women.
Portman said, “The entire range of human behavior should be accessible to women because women are simply humans…It always drives me crazy when people are like, oh, if only women rule the world, it would be a kinder place. No, women are humans and come in all different complexities.”
The talking point never made sense, especially because it undercut the feminist tenet that men and women are exactly the same.
Men and women are different, but they are capable of the same acts of good and evil.
History has shown that female heads of state can be every bit as dictatorial as male counterparts.
Even on a less grandiose level, female bosses can engage in the same “toxic” behavior as men.
For instance, far-left actress and director Olivia Wilde exhibited classic “toxic male” behavior when directing the film Don’t Worry Darling.
Wilde encouraged lead actress Florence Pugh to engage in graphic sex scenes which reportedly made Pugh uncomfortable.
Wilde was also in a relationship with one of the actors in the film, pop musician Harry Styles.
In addition, Wilde bad-mouthed actor Shia LaBeouf after he dropped out of the project.
LaBeouf responded, “You and I both know the reasons for my exit. I quit your film because your actors & I couldn’t find time to rehearse. I have included as a reminder the screenshots of our text exchange on that day…Firing me never took place, Olivia. And while I fully understand the attractiveness of pushing that story because of the current social landscape, the social currency that brings. It is not the truth.”
Portman’s new film May December is screening at the Cannes Film Festival.
The movie is a return to the indie world for Portman after she starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Thor: Love and Thunder.
Across the industry, the big blockbuster films subsidize the small art-house films that almost nobody goes to see.
Hollywood thumbs its nose at movies like Top Gun: Maverick, but the industry would be in tatters without them.