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Catherine Hardwicke, Nicole Holofcener and More Women Can’t Direct an Action Movie in Hilarious Funny Or Die Video

Catherine Hardwicke, Nicole Holofcener and More Women Can't Direct an Action Movie in Hilarious Funny Or Die Video

Funny Or Die has always produced topical content, but their latest short might just be one of their most spot-on satires yet, mostly due to the direct involvement of some of the industry’s leading female directors. 

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Entitled “The Real Reason Women Don’t Direct More Action Movies,” the two-and-a-half-minute web video depicts a group of talented filmmakers — Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”), Shira Piven (“Welcome to Me”), Nisha Ganatra (“Transparent”), Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said”) and Anne Fletcher (“The Proposal”) — who can’t seem to land a directing gig for the upcoming action sequel, “Super Cops 4.” In a pitch meeting for the job with a trio of immature businessmen, including “New Girl” star Max Greenfield, the women all provide sensible answers to their ludicrous questions (“‘Twilight made $400 million — I think what I did worked,” says Hardwicke) but still can’t land the job.

The lack of female voices in mainstream Hollywood blockbusters has been a point of controversy for a number of years now, yet the tides don’t seem to be changing anytime soon, even if Patty Jenkins currently has the reigns to “Wonder Woman.” The humorous spoof proves not just how capable a female director could be for the job (both Ganatra and Fletcher have worked on action set pieces before), but also exposes the lunacy of the male-dominated business. Just look at the executives’ coffee mugs, one of which is a nude woman.

Watch the clip above, courtesy of Funny Or Die.

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