Video: Helen Mirren Accuses Hollywood Of ‘Penis Worship’
Dame Helen Mirren has fired a stinging broadside at Hollywood (although let’s face it, there have been a few of them..) and accused the film industry of “worshipping at the altar of the 18 to 25 year-old male and his penis”.
After scooping the Sherry Lansing leadership award at a ceremony, organised by the Hollywood Reporter magazine to honour the 100 most powerful women in entertainment, the 65 year-old actress also took the opportunity to brand her label as a sixtysomething sex symbol as “bloody irrelevant” reports The Hollywood Reporter.
“With all due respect to you many brilliant and successful women in this room, not much has changed in Hollywood film-making”, railed Mirren. “I resent in my life the survival of some very mediocre male actors and the professional demise of some very brilliant female ones,” she continued.
Later, in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the actor poured scorn on her sex-symbol image. “We have to let go of this crap,” she insisted. “It creates even more pressure on women and I certainly don’t want to be a part of that … I’m not beautiful. I clean up nice… But the fact that I look good at the age I am is bloody irrelevant.” Never have more than one drink before acceptinag an award…