John Krasinski: Feminist Filmmaker?


John Krasinski, the actor best known as Jim from The Office, says he’s proud of his directorial debut, which he calls a “feminist movie.”

Krasinski’s new film, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, is a dark comedy based on a David Foster Wallace series of short stories by the same name. It tells the story of a graduate student who copes with her recent break up by interviewing “hideous” men for her dissertation. At the premiere, Krasinski said, “She’s basically interviewing all these guys trying to get a lot of information about what goes on and what makes men make these decisions… I think at the end of the day it’s a feminist movie which I’m really proud of, yeah.” While we’re not entirely clear on how this is a feminist film — bashing men is not inherently feminist — it is refreshing to see an actor call his “feminist movie” something to be proud of. [The Star]

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