“I worry about what it will be”
Jane Fonda— the iconic feminist who used her sexpot status to further her anti-imperialist political goals — isn’t so sure the new generation of blonde sexy actresses could follow in her footsteps. In particular, Fonda is concerned about whether the two-time Emmy nominee Sydney Sweeney (from euphoria and white lotus) and the accompanying filmmakers can put together a remake of their 1968 sci-fi film barbara.
In fact, according to a, Fonda is trying “not” to think about the upcoming remake profile of the 85-year-old star, published in The Hollywood Reporter last week. “Because I’m worried about what it’s going to be like. I had an idea how to do that [original producer] Dino De Laurentiis didn’t want to listen to that while he was alive,” Fonda told the magazine. “But it could have been a really feminist film.”
Fonda has some “complicated feelings” about the film. “The President of the USA chose Barbarella to fly her spaceship to the planet, which she did all by herself. So, that’s kind of feminist, isn’t it? I am the one who will save this planet from evil,” she said shine last year. “But once I get there, it’s all about making love and having weird sexual adventures, so there’s that which objectifies me and women a bit.”
I understand why Fonda hesitates. Remakes are often bad! Plus, barbara is an iconic campy dream that probably does not need to be set to HD camera. Barbarella is an intergalactic US government agent searching for Durand Durand, a scientist whose laser could destroy the planet. There’s space travel and sex and an angel! As such, Fonda’s concern that men updating the film in the 2020s might also not be able to make “a truly feminist film” is not unfounded — her herself I long “disliked” the film, she said, but “when I got my sense of humor back, I looked at the film and thought, ‘Oh!‘ and I loved it and embraced it.’”
To be fair, I just watched Sweeney’s scream again.”I have never been happier!!!!‘ in a high school restroom in the second season of euphoria at least two dozen times so maybe she can pull it off.
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Still, it’s dodgy that Fonda — the very much alive original Barbarella – is not involved in this project at all. This seems like a fairly solvable problem.
https://jezebel.com/jane-fonda-is-concerned-about-sydney-sweeneys-barbarell-1850053555 “I worry about what it will be”