Chris Pratt had a very interesting interview with the UK Radio 4’s Front Row in which he claimed the movie industry will become more equal when men are objectified just as much as women. See the full story about this unusual take after the break.
You heard right: Chris Pratt, the star of the biggest opening movie of all time, Jurassic World, has come out in support of gender equality in the film industry by increasing the objectification of men. His stance seems to be that reducing the use of women as sexual objects in films is not going away, and the only way to make things truly equal is to make more objects out of the male stars.
Pratt has firsthand experience with this, going from a charmingly tubby character in his breakout role as Andy from Parks and Recreation to a toned, athletic lead that has gotten him roles like in Zero Dark Thirty as a Navy SEAL.
He says he feels “totally objectified…I think it’s OK, I don’t feel appalled by it. I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified, but I think if we really want to advocate for equality, it’s important to even things out.”
Quite an outside-the-box solution to the increasingly decried sexism inherent in the movie industry today. Tell us what you think in the comments below!