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Michelle Rodriguez threatens to leave 'Fast and Furious' over sexism

By Deeq on 01 Jul 2017 in Other blogs

Attached Image Michelle Rodriguez is largely known for her badass, right-hand woman character to Vin Diesel's Dominic Toretto in the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Rodriguez's Letty has been a part of nearly every iteration of the franchise, but not all is well inside the Fast family.

Rodriguez took to Instagram to share her displeasure over the franchise's portrayal of women and threatened to leave the series if they don't "show some love to the women of the franchise on the next [film]." The series has always largely focused on its male characters for lead plots, which has left female characters as supplementary.

Attached Image Business Insider spoke with the director of "The Fate of the Furious," F. Gary Gray, and he responded to Rodriguez's criticism.

"I can't speak for Michelle, she has a very specific point of view and I can't take anything away from that, but I would like to think that with 'The Fate of the Furious' specifically, I can't speak to the other films, I thought the combination of female characters was pretty strong."

The film was Gray's first go at directing a "Fast and Furious" film, which performed extraordinarily well at the box office. "The Fate of the Furious" surpassed "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" in its opening weekend and tallied $532.5 million during that time.

Gray is reportedly being considered to direct the next installment of the film and says anything is possible with reference to stronger female leads.

"The door's open. Who knows what the future brings," he said.

Fast cars and tough women. That works for us.

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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Turboflat4 Jul 01 2017 09:24 AM
In other words she wants more money.
Turboflat4 Jul 01 2017 09:25 AM
Fire her and find some way to bring someone a lot prettier on. Megan Fox, Amber Heard etc. That'll teach her "respect".
UncleAtas Jul 01 2017 10:47 AM

yes fire her! Perhaps can get Zoe tay.

Watwheels Jul 02 2017 10:41 AM
It's just publicity for the franchise. Took her so many sequels to criticize sexism. What a load of horse crap.
Why didn't she say something in her other movies?
Sugimoto Jul 02 2017 12:29 PM

They shouldn't have "killed" off Gal Gadot's role, see how well she did in Wonder woman compared with Michelle Rodriguez.

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