Didya watch Westworld on Sunday? The show is clearly amping up to be the Game of Thrones replacement of our dreams – another bloody and violent HBO entry, except this time its a sci-fi western! Hooray!
It’s absolutely very rough. I don’t like gratuitous violence against women at all, but I would wait for the context in which it’s being used. As the show progresses, the way it’s being used is very much a commentary and a look at our humanity and why we find these things entertaining and why this is an epidemic, and flipping it on its head. The roles for the women on this show are going to be very revolutionary. It’s very gender-neutral. I would ask, as somebody who is an advocate against any kind of abuse or violence and is outspoken about it, to give it a chance and wait to see where it’s going. I think it will surprise people.
The show looks pretty good so far, even if it is basically stock-standard ponderous Christopher Nolan-esque fare. Which is unsurprising, given that his brother wrote it.