Is this really how things are going to be?
Rebel Wilson is apparently 35 and not 29 and the world has gone fucking ape shit over it. Meanwhile, Maggie Gyllenhaal was told that she’s apparently too old to be cast as the love interest of a 55 year old man.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Come on, ladies! Get angry. I mean, if we’re not going to get angry over the fact that men keep telling us over and over again that we need to stop tempting them into rape, we have to start getting angry over the silly shit.
Maggie Gyllenhaal is 37. These are all of the men that she’s too old to play love interest against:
Colin Firth (poor girl)
Jean Claude Van Damme
John Schneider (Bo Duke)
Thomas Hayden Church
Are you fucking kidding me?????????
Seriously. Read the list over again. If you’re not fucking pissed off by the time you hit “Timothy Hutton” something is seriously wrong and the self-loathing must stop.
No one gender is better than the other. Why can we not seem to understand that? Men are not better than women. Women are not better than men. And we, as human beings, all deserve to be treated without prejudice.
I’ve got news for you, if a then 69 year old Sean Connery could play opposite a then 29 year old Catherine Zeta Jones, then Maggie Gyllenhaal can play opposite Damon Wayans or damn Damon Wayans Jr.
We need to stop thinking that there’s some kind of beauty and tradition in archaic and harmful behavior from the past.
And leave goddamn Rebel Wilson alone. She is literally paid to pretend to be someone else. As far as I can tell, she’s just really fucking committed to her craft. Besides, she’s got like two years to star in movies with every 55 year old actor she can find — she’s busy.