The vanity of left-wing Hollywood elites is nothing new. For years, these people have lived lives of privilege, luxury, and often crude self-indulgence while lecturing ordinary people on morality and righteousness. Sanctimonious diatribes by entertainers-turned-activists are all too common. They nearly always include a serving of half-baked left-wing political ideology with a heavy dose of hypocrisy.
So it should be no surprise that these people live in an ignorant echo chamber, with actress Jennifer Lawrence being one of the most egregious offenders.
Lawrence was speaking with fellow actress Viola Davis, and the two were lamenting how devastatingly horrible their lives have been as actresses in Hollywood. During what could only be described as an overpriced therapy session, the conversation steered toward the representation of women in action films. Lawrence brought up her own movie, The Hunger Games, and arrogantly touted it as groundbreaking because, according to her, it was the first time a woman was the lead in an action movie.
“I remember when I was doing Hunger Games, nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work — because we were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence’s The Hunger Games was released in 2012. Unless this was the first movie Lawrence ever saw, there’s no excuse for her thinking she was the original female action star. This assertion is hilariously wrong, and it is shocking that an accomplished actress such as Davis didn’t bother to correct her.
Consider the many films that had female action heroes in starring roles long before The Hunger Games.
You could go all the way back to 1974 with the movie Foxy Brown to identify a female action star. The movie’s protagonist was a black woman (yes, they had those back in 1974) portrayed by actress Pam Grier. Foxy Brown was a vigilante who battled and defeated a gang of drug dealers who had killed her boyfriend. Grier has been dubbed by director Quentin Tarantino as Hollywood’s first female action star.
Another 1970s movie, Alien, also featured a female lead. Actress Sigourney Weaver portrayed the heroine. This movie led to a number of sequels, three of which again starred Weaver.
Of course, the 1970s also featured the television shows Charlie’s Angels and Wonder Woman. It was a banner decade for the female action star, and it happened more than 30 years before Lawrence’s role. And there have been plenty of female action stars since then, from Angelina Jolie to Uma Thurman.
I could probably come up with dozens more, but the purpose of this article is not to list every female action movie star who came before Lawrence. It’s to highlight Lawrence’s cluelessness about the history of female action stars despite her being one. It speaks volumes that she didn’t know this.
Lawrence resides in an elitist echo chamber in which her arrogance consumes her reality. And to advance her progressive ideology, she portrayed herself as a pioneer on a path many had already traveled.
Like every contemporary left-wing “activist” with even some semblance of fame, Lawrence bathes in an ignorance facilitated by her narcissism to try to make some political and cultural point. People like her are part of the problem they claim to detest. Her martyrdom is not fueled by any real sacrifice but rather by not knowing facts or history.