In Could 2020, it was introduced that Sofia Coppola had partnered with Apple TV+ to adapt the 1913 novel The Customized of the Nation right into a five-episode TV collection.
Final yr, Sofia advised the New York Times that executives at Apple had points with the character Undine, explaining: “The concept of an unlikable lady wasn’t their factor. However that’s what I’m saying about who’s in cost.”
Sofia then pointedly added: “They didn’t get the character or Undine. She’s so ‘unlikable,’ however so is Tony Soprano!”
And this comparability struck a chord with readers, with many individuals taking to social media to react to Sofia’s feedback by declaring the totally different manner that female and male protagonists are introduced in most TV exhibits and films.
One individual tweeted: “Why does each feminine character must be likable to have their story advised or to be taken significantly when there are tons of horrible male characters in TV and films that folks love and idolize… and unlikeable characters are probably the most enjoyable to look at!!!”
Yet one more claimed: “The wildest factor about that is feminine ‘anti-hero’ motion pictures and exhibits are actually common proper now. The X trilogy, The Queen’s Gambit, hell Florence Pugh’s personal Midsommar to a level! So not solely is that this blatantly sexist however extremely out of contact and silly too!”
Sofia beforehand labored with Apple for her 2020 film On The Rocks, which stars Rashida Jones and Invoice Murray.