One of the more vocal complaints that has come out of audiences and female members of the Hollywood community is the limited number of strong female driven films and television programs.
Last night, Saturday Night Live hit the nail on the head.
Last year, a study of the top grossing films released in 2013 revealed that only 15% of the films had women in the lead role.
The host was Scarlett Johansson. Her latest movie, Avengers: Age Of Ultron seemed to be the audience favorite this weekend.
As much as I love this series, I have to wonder, when will Black Widow get her own movie? Every male character (except Hawkeye) has had at least one film under his own name. Is Marvel afraid that she cannot carry a film?
I think she can, with the right script and the right supporting players. It’s just a matter of taking that chance and finally proving that female characters can carry an action film as much as they can carry a rom-com or a drama.