Elizabeth Banks: Wrong on Spielberg, Wrong on Diversity

Plenty of his films have been about women, but artists aren’t under any obligation to check the identity-politics boxes.

.. Is Steven Spielberg under some kind of moral or political obligation to make movies about women?

.. “I went to Indiana Jones and Jaws and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made, and by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead,” Banks said, bizarrely, adding, “Sorry, Steven. I don’t mean to call your ass out, but it’s true.”

.. The audience isn’t a constituency they need to reflect or to whom they need to appeal in their work. It isn’t their job to represent every group. Art is notable, in fact, for its spectacularly unrepresentative character.