ArchiveBay.com - www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/02/natalie-portman-rose-mcgowan-oscars-cape - Natalie Portman Responds to Rose McGowan’s Cape Diss- “It Is Inaccurate to Call Me ‘Brave’” - Vanity Fair

www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2020/02/natalie-portman-rose-mcgowan-oscars-cape--2020-02-14__20-19-57

Natalie Portman Responds to Rose McGowan’s Cape Diss- “It Is Inaccurate to Call Me ‘Brave’” - Vanity Fair

Image URL:
HTML URL:
Created: 2020-02-14 20:19:57
Stored At: ArchiveBay.com
Screenshot Generated by: Urlpx.com
Moderation by: ModerateContent.com
Text

Skip to main content

Open Navigation Menu
Menu



Sign In

*

Subscribe


Search
Search

* HIVE

* Business
* Technology
* Politics
* The Players

* HWD

* Movies
* Television
* Awards
* Reviews

* VANITIES

* Celebrity
* Fashion
* Beauty
* Royals

* COMPLETE ARCHIVE

oscars 2020

NATALIE PORTMAN RESPONDS TO ROSE MCGOWAN’S CAPE DISS: “IT IS
INACCURATE TO CALL ME ‘BRAVE’”

The Oscar-winning actor is siding with her critics after being called
out for working with few female directors.

By Yohana Desta
February 13, 2020

*
Facebook
*
Twitter
*
Email

Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

*
Facebook
*
Twitter
*
Email

At the Oscars on Sunday night, NATALIE PORTMAN earned feverish praise
after wearing a Dior cape

embroidered with the names of the female directors who had been
snubbed by the film Academy. But upon closer inspection, some of that
praise turned to backlash when folks like Oscar-winning _Black
Panther_ production designer HANNAH BEACHLER pointed out
that
Portman herself, whose career spans decades, has rarely worked with
female directors, and that her production company has rarely employed
female directors. Suddenly, wearing a luxury garment on a glamorous
night out felt less like brusquely calling out the establishment and
more like a 1-percenter’s parody of activism.

One of Portman’s harshest critics was actor and activist ROSE
MCGOWAN, who wrote a long Facebook post

calling the outfit “deeply offensive” and not worthy of being
deemed “brave” by the media. “You are the problem. Lip service
is the problem,” she wrote. “Fake support of other women is the
problem.”

It turns out that Portman...agrees with McGowan. In a statement
released Wednesday, Portman sided with her critic, saying, “It is
inaccurate to call me ‘brave’ for wearing a garment with women’s
names on it.

“Brave is a term I more strongly associate with actions like those
of the women who have been testifying against HARVEY WEINSTEIN the
last few weeks, under incredible pressure,” Portman said—a
reference to the ongoing Weinstein trial

in New York City, in which the former Weinstein Company mogul faces
several counts of sexual assault (he has pleaded not guilty). Prior to
the trial, Weinstein was accused of sexual misconduct by more than 80
women, including McGowan, who accused him of raping her in 1997.
Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual acts.

In her statement, Portman addressed the lack of female directors in
her filmography, noting that “it is true I’ve only made a few
films with women.”

“In my long career, I’ve only gotten the chance to work with
female directors a few times—I’ve made shorts, commercials, music
videos and features with MARYA COHEN, MIRA NAIR, REBECCA ZLOTOWSKI,
ANNA ROSE HOLMER, SOFIA COPPOLA, SHIRIN NESHAT and myself.
Unfortunately, the unmade films I have tried to make are a ghost
history.”

She continued, mentioning that it’s incredibly hard to get
female-directed films off the ground. “If these films do get made,
women face enormous challenges during the making of them,” she said.
“I have had the experience a few times of helping get female
directors hired on projects which they were then forced out of because
of the conditions they faced at work.”

One of those instances perhaps refers to the Portman film _Jane Got a
Gun,_ which was set to be directed by acclaimed filmmaker LYNNE
RAMSAY. However, a dispute over the film’s final cut
,
among other issues, reportedly pushed Ramsay to quit the project and
be replaced by GAVIN O’CONNOR.

“After they are made, female-directed films face difficulty getting
into festivals, getting distribution and getting accolades because of
the gatekeepers at every level,” Portman continued. “So I want to
say, I have tried, and I will keep trying. While I have not yet been
successful, I am hopeful that we are stepping into a new day.”

More Great Stories From _Vanity Fair_
— Why Eminem performed “Lose Yourself”

at the 2020 Oscars
— _The Crown_ announces its new Queen Elizabeth II—and confirms
its last season

— Legendary Oscar winner Lee Grant

on the blacklist, sex, sexism, and the treatment of Renée Zellweger
— Hanging with Bill Murray on the set of _Ghostbusters: Afterlife_

— Inside the 2020 _Vanity Fair_ Oscar party

— There’s a blank space at the center of Taylor Swift’s _Miss
Americana_

— From the Archive: How director Bong Joon Ho’s _Parasite_

marched toward Oscar night—and changed everything along the way

Looking for more? Sign up for
our daily Hollywood newsletter and never miss a story.

-------------------------

MARK SELIGER’S 2020 _VANITY FAIR_ OSCAR PARTY PORTRAITS

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*


*


*


*


*


*

*



1 / 51
Chevron
Chevron
Photograph by Mark Seliger.
Bong Joon Ho
-------------------------

WATCH

Behind Mindy Kaling's Oscars Look, From Makeup to Last Looks | Camera
ReadyMore Vanity Fair Videos

Most Popular

*


Trump Just Comes Out and Admits to Entire Ukraine Scam

By Bess Levin

*


Inside the 2020 _Vanity Fair_ Oscar Party

*


Trump and Bloomberg’s Twitter War Has Entered “You’re a Virgin
Who Can’t Drive” Territory

By Bess Levin

*

HWD DAILY

From the awards race to the box office, with everything in between:
get the entertainment industry's must-read newsletter.
Enter your e-mail address
Sign Up

Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy
.

Today's Top Stories




oscars 2020
Eminem Finally Explains Mystifying Oscars 2020 Performance
The rapper has also revealed why he skipped the 2003 Oscars: “Hailie
had to be at school early in the morning.”

By Yohana Desta




OSCARS 2020
Oscars 2020: The Best Beauty Looks
What the stars wore (on their faces).

By Sophie Tilley




Oscars 2020
Oscars 2020: The Backstage Story of _Parasite_’s Wild Night
“What the fuck is going on!?” filmmaker Bong Joon Ho declared in
disbelief after a historic best picture win.

By Anthony Breznican



*
Facebook
*
Twitter
*
Instagram
*
Pinterest
*
Youtube

More from Vanity Fair

* Promotions
* Newsletter
* Subscribe

* Digital Edition
* Inside the Issue

Contact

* Contact VF
* Customer Service

* Advertising
* Careers

* Condé Nast Store

* Reprints / Permissions

* VF Media Kit
* Sitemap
* Accessibility Help

© 2020 Condé Nast. All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes
acceptance of our User Agreement
(updated 1/1/20) and
Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement
(updated
1/1/20) and Your California Privacy Rights.
Do
Not Sell My Personal Information _Vanity Fair_ may earn a portion of
sales from products that are purchased through our site as part of our
Affiliate Partnerships with retailers. The material on this site may
not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used,
except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Ad Choices


CN Entertainment

United StatesU.K.ItalyMexicoSpainFrance

// // //

DO NOT SELL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you are a California resident, you may make your DO NOT SELL MY
PERSONAL INFORMATION (DNS) request(s) below. Before you do, we hope
you will read this for additional context.

THE ADVERTISING YOU SEE IS CRITICAL TO OUR ABILITY TO FUND THE
HIGH-QUALITY CONTENT YOU EXPECT. We strive to make this content and
the advertisements you see, relevant, timely and inspiring. To help us
do so, we use data to supplement the great work generated by our
content creators.

THIS DATA DOES NOT TYPICALLY IDENTIFY YOU BY NAME OR OTHER DIRECTLY
IDENTIFIABLE MEANS. Rather, data about the content and advertising you
view on this and our commonly branded sites, how you arrived at the
sites, and your general location is added to unique online profiles
about your browser and device maintained by us and third party
advertising, social media and analytics businesses. This data is used
by each of us to help understand how our sites are used, to
personalize our content, and to tailor advertising on our sites and
across the internet to your perceived interests. You can read more in
our Privacy Policy
.

The CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PRIVACY ACT (CCPA) considers the sharing of
some of this data, particularly when used for the third-party’s
commercial advertising purposes, to be a “SALE” of personal data
even if no money is exchanged. IF YOU WANT US TO STOP “SELLING”
YOUR DATA, TOGGLE THE SELL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION” DATA BUTTON
BELOW TO THE LEFT SO THAT IT IS “OFF” OR CALL 1-888-914-9661 PIN:
867 610. You can also click on “Cookies Details” to make specific
choices about the data “sold” on the site by controlling which
cookies load on your visit.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO SHARE DATA WITH SERVICE PROVIDERS, WHO USE THE
DATA ON OUR BEHALF, AFTER YOU MAKE A DNS REQUEST, MEANING YOU WILL
STILL SEE ADVERTISING. This advertising may include interest-based
advertising data about your visit and data from third parties. To
learn more about interest-based advertising across sites and
additional opt-out choices you can visit one of the following industry
sources: (http://optout.aboutads.info/#/,
http://optout.networkadvertising.org/#, and
http://www.aboutads.info/appchoices).

If you ALSO WANT TO OPT-YOU OUT OF THE “SALE” OF YOUR DATA IN
CONTEXTS OTHER THAN ONLINE ADVERTISING such as when we share your
name, email or postal address with third parties for their marketing
purposes, CLICK HERE: CCPA Request Form

IF YOU ONLY BROWSE ON OUR SITES BUT HAVE NOT OTHERWISE INTERACTED WITH
US, THIS TYPE OF DATA SHARING MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. To find out more
and request information on the data we may have about you, see the
“Your California Rights” section of our Privacy Policy
.

MANAGE COOKIE PREFERENCES

DO NOT SELL MY PERSONAL INFORMATION

Do Not Sell My Personal Information
Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, you have the right to
opt-out of the sale of your personal information to third parties. You
may exercise your right to opt out of the sale of personal information
by using this toggle switch. For more information see the explanation
above or view our Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement. IF YOU WANT US
TO STOP "SELLING" YOUR DATA, TOGGLE THE SALE OF PERSONAL DATA BUTTON
ABOVE TO THE LEFT SO THAT IT IS "OFF" OR CALL 1-888-914-9661 PIN: 867
610

*

TARGETING COOKIES

Required Cookies
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners.
They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your
interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites.    They do
not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely
identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow
these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

*

SOCIAL MEDIA COOKIES

Required Cookies
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have
added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends
and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other
sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the
content and messages you see on other websites you visit.    If you
do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these
sharing tools.

Cookies Details‎

STRICTLY NECESSARY COOKIES

Always Active
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be
switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to
actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as
setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.  
 You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies,
but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not
store any personally identifiable information.

Cookies Details‎
Confirm My Choices

Back Button
Back

PERFORMANCE COOKIES

Vendor Search Search Icon Filter Icon

Clear Fliters

Information storage and accessApply

All Consent Allowed

Select All Vendors
All Consent Allowed

*

33ACROSS

HOST DESCRIPTION

VIEW COOKIES

REPLACE-WITH-DYANMIC-HOST-ID

*

Name
cookie name

Host
cookie host

Duration
cookie duration

Type
cookie type

Category
cookie category

Description
cookie category

*

33ACROSS

View Privacy Notice

3 Purposes

REPLACE-WITH-DYANMIC-VENDOR-ID
Arrow

Consent Purposes

Location Based Ads

Consent Allowed

Legitimate Interest Purposes

Personalize

Require Opt-Out

Features

Location Based Ads

Confirm My Choices


We use cookies and other technologies to collect data about your
browser, device and location. We share this data with advertising,
social media and analytics partners to help us understand how the site
is used and to personalize our content and the advertising you see on
this and other sites. For more information see our Privacy Policy
and Cookie Statement
.
California law consider some of this activity to be a “sale” of
personal data. To learn more and make choices, click: "Do Not Sell My
Personal Information"

Do Not Sell My Personal Information Accept Cookies

HTML Source