Apparently, even big blockbusters like Jurassic World are not immune to sexist tropes. Don’t worry though, because Mr. nice guy Joss Whedon was there to tear it down and expose it just for what it is. A filthy offender.
Wait, What Happened?
First, you might want to check out the latest Jurassic World teaser to understand what Whedon is talking about.
You’ll notice Pratt does his usual “I’m super handsome, scruffy and sly” impression while Bryce Dallas Howard does absolutely nothing. Seriously, she doesn’t really have a point in the clip other than to listen to Pratt and further his impressive lines (that was sarcasm at the end there).
It doesn’t come as a surprise that Whedon felt the need to call the clip out as “70’s era sexist.”
…and I'm too busy wishing this clip wasn't 70's era sexist. She's a stiff, he's a life-force – really? Still? https://t.co/qqts4jpSva
— Joss Whedon (@josswhedon) April 10, 2015
Why Would He Say Such a Thing?
You mean besides the clip actually being a little sexist? Whedon was responding to a tweet that The Mary Sue posted. In it, the feminist-centric geek site mentioned that Chris Pratt’s boyish good looks are enough to send anyone into a stiff, quiet tussy much like what happened to Bryce.
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) April 10, 2015
Whedon didn’t find the humor in that it seems.